TR to PR Pathway updates and statistics

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The government of Canada introduced an immigration option for many temporary residents in Canada. Of course, people know this option as TR to PR Pathway. TR stands for Temporary Residence. PR stands for Permanent Residence. Therefore, this pathway allows particular temporary residents to become permanent residents. This page gives you an update on how this program is progressing. Of course, we will do our best to update the page several times a week.

What is the TR to PR Pathway?

This program covers a total of three immigration options. The start date was May 6, 2021, and it will end on Nov 5, 2021. However, if a program reaches its cap, IRCC won’t accept new applications. Regardless, here is a list of those TR to PR Pathway options:

  • Healthcare workers – cap 20,000 (closed on Nov 5, 2021).
  • Essential workers – cap 30,000 (cap reached on July 16, 2021)
  • International students – cap 40,000 (cap reached on May 7, 2021)

Visit the following page for more information on these options:

What about francophone applicants?

If you are a francophone, you may enroll in any of these programs without the fear of the cap. You must reach NCLC (CLB) 4 or higher under every language skill for the first two immigration options. However, you must have at least NCLC (CBL) 5 or higher under every language skill for the last option. Moreover, the only acceptable French tests are TEF Canada or TCF Canada. Keep in mind the deadline for francophone applicants is the same (i.e., Nov 5, 2021).

TR to PR Pathway Updates

The following tables show the statistics of how many applicants have applied so far. Of course, the real-time data could be different. We will try to update the tables frequently to avoid significant deviations:

Table 1: TR to PR Pathway Statistics (open to all applicants):

Stream Cap Submitted Applications Percentage Reached Last Update (EST)
Health care workers in Canada 20,000 7,155 36%Closed on Nov 5, 2021 2021-11-11
Essential workers in Canada 30,000 30,000 100% Cap reached on July 16, 2021.
International students in Canada 40,000 40,000 100% Cap reached on May 7, 2021.

Table 2: TR to PR Pathway Statistics (open to francophone applicants):


(francophones only)

Cap Submitted Applications Percentage Reached Last Update (EST)
Health care workers in Canada Unlimited 271 N/A – Closed on Nov 5, 2021 2021-11-11
Essential workers in Canada Unlimited 2,054 N/A – Closed on Nov 5, 2021 2021-11-11
International students in Canada Unlimited 4,697 N/A – Closed on Nov 5, 2021 2021-11-11

French-speaking TR was invited to apply for PR in Canada

How to apply

The TR to PR Pathway application process is online. Nevertheless, you must fill out all the forms and collect all the documents before applying. Otherwise, you will face delays. The Principal Applicant (PA) must fill out the following forms:

  • Schedule 3 – Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway: Streams A & B and International Graduates (including French-speaking streams) [IMM 0130]
  • Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
  • Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (separate copies for the principal applicant and all adult dependent family members)
  • Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (separate copies for the principal applicant and all adult dependent family members)
  • Supplementary Information – Your Travels [IMM 5562] (one form for the principal applicant and all dependent family members)

Depending on your circumstances, the PA may also need to submit the following. However, consult with your consultant.

The document checklist depends on the specifics of your application. Nonetheless, some of the documents could be the following:

Of course, this list is neither inclusive nor exclusive. However, I highly recommend asking a professional to help you to prevent potential mistakes.

TR to PR Pathway processing time

IRCC has not posted the processing time for this immigration option. Also, if you refer to their website, there is no estimate on the website. However, we are hoping to see fast processing for this group for the following reasons:

  • IRCC intends to reach their promised 401,000 immigrants in 2021
  • These applications are online and relatively easy to process

Needless to say, IRCC has not processed any of our clients yet. Of course, we will update this page if we see some movements.

Relevant articles:

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    Last update: 2021-11-11

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