Strategy to expand transitions to allow more temporary residents to become permanent residents

Canada’s immigration minister tables plan to allow more temporary residents to become permanent residents

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled a strategy to expand pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers and international students in accordance with motion 44.


The Private Member’s Motion M-44, passed in the House of Commons on May 11, 2022, called on the Government to publicly release a plan to expand economic immigration pathways. In that way, workers at all skill levels can access permanent residency.

On September 20, 2022, during routine proceedings, Fraser tabled a plan to expand transitions to permanent residency for foreign workers and international students.

Strategy to expand transitions to Permanent Residency

The plan offers a five-pillar approach that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will take to achieve its objective:

Pillar 1:

The government will use the existing 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan to provide Canada with a larger, permanent labour supply. Canada is expecting to welcome a record 431,645 newcomers this year.

Pillar 2:

The government will also reform the Express Entry system to allow IRCC to invite candidates based on an economic goal. “These changes will allow the Minister to respond to labour market needs and regional economic priorities,” said IRCC’s news release.

The Department will also review the Comprehensive Ranking System criteria under Express Entry. Particularly points awarded for Canadian work experience and education, language proficiency, and a job offer.

Pillar 3:

It involves the government making the following improvements to permanent economic immigration programs:

Pillar 4:

IRCC will support communities in attracting and retaining newcomers, including through Francophone immigration. In addition, a new Municipal Nominee Program is being developed to help municipalities attract and retain newcomers to address their local labour needs. The government is also continuing to work with provinces, territories, and Canadian employers on pathways to permanent residency, such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Pillar 5:

The Government is increasing processing capacity, improving client experience and modernizing the immigration system through technological improvements. These initiatives are focused on ensuring newcomers are welcomed to Canada as permanent residents as quickly as possible.


Most of the measures mentioned in the strategy are not new and are already being established. However, according to the plan to expand transitions to Permanent Residency, “these pillars will complement the existing provincial and territorial tools that allow them to independently select candidates to meet their specific regional needs, across all skill levels”.

Let us Help!

If you have a broad question about immigration to Canada, please fill out the following form. However, if you have specific questions, book a consultation session. You may alternatively fill out our free assessment form.

    Full Name (required)

    Email address (required)

    Have you entered your email address correctly?

    Your question (required):

    Read this in Spanish

    Related Posts

    work permits for family members of temporary foreign workers

    Canada is extending work permits to family members of temporary workers

    Dec 5, 2022
    Know the province with the highest net loss due to interprovincial migration in Canada

    Know the province with the highest net loss due to interprovincial migration in Canada

    Dec 4, 2022

    IELTS for entrepreneur work permits, IMP C11, C10, and C12

    Dec 3, 2022
    Canada leads the G7 for the most educated workforce

    Canada leads G7 nations in post-secondary degree holders

    Dec 3, 2022

    Fill our Free Canada Immigration Assessment Form in your language!

    This article provides information of a general nature only. Considering the fluid nature of the immigration world, it may no longer be current. Of course, the item does not give legal advice. Therefore, do not rely on it as legal advice or immigration advice. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of these articles. Of course, if you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.

    The characters and places in the articles:
    All the characters and locations in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Therefore, any resemblance in names, dates, and places is coincidental.

    Important Notes:
    For our official addresses, trust this website only. We currently do not have offices outside Canada. Therefore, anyone who claims to be our agent is committing fraud. Also, note that we do not issue any work permits or study permits or similar documents. The government of Canada has the sole authority to issue such material.

    Click to read the disclaimer.

    Andrea Neira

    Do you have any questions?