TR to PR Pathway

The Canadian government introduced the TR to PR pathway to Canada in 2021. According to the official Canadian government site, the TR to PR pathway targets approximately 90,000 skilled workers, their families, and foreign graduates who are already residing in Canada.

On April 14th, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented this new pathway for temporary residents who are already in Canada as temporary workers. The following looks at how you can go from being temporary to a permanent Canadian resident.

Eligibility Paths From TR to PR Pathway

Eligibility Paths From TR to PR

The Temporary Public Policy: Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway (TR to PR Pathway) is a time-limited pathway towards obtaining permanent residency status. It is open to be used by qualifying temporary residents and their families.

General Eligibility Requirements

Minimum/general eligibility requirements to apply for the TR To PR immigration pathways include:

  • Be in Canada
  • Have valid status in Canada
  • Plan to live outside of Quebec
  • Meet or exceed the language requirements in French or English (CLB or NCLC of 4)
  • Be currently employed
  • Have eligible work experience
  • Not be a refugee claimant in Canada

International Students (French or English)

However, please note that if you are an international graduates in Canada, both English or French speaking, in order to apply you will need to:

  • Meet or exceed the language requirements in French or English (CLB or NCLC of 5)

Workers in Canada: Stream A and B (Healthcare)

    There are many eligible occupations from which to choose in this program. The following table presents a list of the aforementioned in-demand occupations.

    List of In-demand occupations (Healthcare)
    Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
    Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses Medical laboratory technologists
    Specialist physicians Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
    General practitioners and family physicians Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
    Dentists Medical radiation technologists
    Optometrists Medical sonographers
    Chiropractors Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
    Allied primary health practitioners Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
    Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating Denturists
    Pharmacists Dental hygienists and dental therapists
    Dietitians and nutritionists Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
    Audiologists and speech-language pathologists Opticians
    Physiotherapists Practitioners of natural healing
    Occupational therapists Licensed practical nurses
    Paramedical occupations Massage therapists
    Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment Dental assistants
    Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates Other assisting occupations in support of health services
    Psychologists Social workers
    Family, marriage and other related counsellors Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
    Social and community service workers Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

    Workers in Canada: Stream A and B (Essential, non-Healthcare)

    For this work in Canada stream, there are few changes to the eligible occupations that are profiled and that you can apply to. For stream B, non-healthcare occupations are prioritized and they can be listed as follows.

    List of Eligible In-demand occupations (Essential)
    Cashiers Service station attendants
    Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
    Other sales related occupations Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
    Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
    Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
    Tool and die makers Sheet metal workers
    Boilermakers Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
    Ironworkers Welders and related machine operators
    Electricians (except industrial and power system) Industrial electricians
    Power system electricians Electrical power line and cable workers
    Telecommunications line and cable workers Telecommunications installation and repair workers
    Cable television service and maintenance technicians Plumbers
    Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers Gas fitters
    Carpenters Cabinetmakers
    Bricklayers Concrete finishers
    Tilesetters Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
    Roofers and shinglers Glaziers
    Insulators Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
    Floor covering installers Residential and commercial installers and servicers
    Waterworks and gas maintenance workers Pest controllers and fumigators
    Other repairers and servicers Longshore workers
    Material handlers Transport truck drivers
    Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
    Delivery and courier service drivers Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
    Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers Railway yard and track maintenance workers
    Water transport deck and engine room crew Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
    Air transport ramp attendants Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers
    Construction trades helpers and laborers Other trades helpers and laborers
    Public works and maintenance laborers Railway and motor transport laborers
    Harvesting laborers Landscaping and grounds maintenance laborers
    Aquaculture and marine harvest laborers Mine laborers
    Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related laborers Logging and forestry laborers
    Mail, postal and related workers Letter carriers
    Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors Retail salespersons
    Light duty cleaners Specialized cleaners
    Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents General farm workers
    Nursery and greenhouse workers Fishing vessel deckhands
    Trappers and hunters Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
    Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers Fish and seafood plant workers
    Testers and graders, food and beverage processing Managers in agriculture
    Managers in horticulture French and French immersion secondary school teachers (the language of instruction must be French)
    French and French immersion elementary school and kindergarten teachers (language of instruction must be French) French and French immersion elementary school and kindergarten teachers (language of instruction must be French)
    Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants Retail butchers
    Airline ticket and service agents Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
    Security guards and related security service occupations Customer services representatives - financial institutions
    Other customer and information services representatives Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock workers
    Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services Laborers in food and beverage processing
    Labourers in fish and seafood processing  

    You must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for this program. Answer questions using our eligibility tool, calculate your Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) score using our CRS calculator, and review the detailed eligibility requirements for your stream before submitting your application.

    If you don’t meet the requirements of one of the six streams we urge you not to apply as your application will be refused. Your processing fees won’t be returned.

    Biometric Requirements (incl. Fingerprints and photos)

    Family members and yourself need to appear in person to have your fingerprints and photographs taken at a biometric testing center/site. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are exempt from providing their biometrics.

    Find out if you need to give biometrics.

    If you must submit your biometrics test results, do so only after you:

    • Submit and pay for both your application and biometric fees; 
    • Procure a Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL) to direct you to a list of biometric collection service points to choose from

    Bring your BIL to the biometric collection service point and submit your biometrics. We recommend you submit your biometrics as quickly as possible after receiving the BIL. IRCC will begin processing your application when they receive your biometrics.

    You must book an appointment and submit your biometrics at an official biometric collection service point.

    How to Apply (The Four Steps)

    Paths From TR to PR

    To apply to any of the eligibility above immigration streams to go from TR to PR you need to follow these easy-to-apply steps.

    Step 1: Gather the Required Documentation

    A checklist of documents will be created and issued when you sign up for the application portal. The checklist identifies the required supporting documentation you must upload onto the portal and apply using this pathway.

    Proof of Entry and Status in Canada

    To prove your status in Canada submit copies of your most recent immigration documents such as work or study permits.

    Proof of Current Employment in Canada

    As proof you’re currently employed in Canada, submit a copy of your:

    • Work permit
    • Employer reference letter that you received from your current Canadian employer

    Take care to include your most recent pay stubs as well.

    Proof of Language Proficiency

    You must meet or exceed the minimum language requirements for your eligible stream.

    For Workers in Canada: Stream A (Healthcare) and Stream B (Essential non-healthcare)

    Provide the following to prove your work experience:

    • A Copy of your issued work permit
    • Employer reference letters that identify the duration of your work experience outlined in your application

    For International Graduates

    You must prove that you graduated from an eligible institution (DLI) and earned an eligible credential (ECA-recognized certifications). Provide the following documents as proof:

    • A transcript of your final results
    • A letter from your tertiary institution and formal notice of your graduation

    Take note that you don’t need to have a Post Graduate Work Permit to qualify for this stream. If your documents are in a language other than English or French, you must also upload an English or French translation stamped by a certified translator.

    Step 2: Complete and Fill out Your Application

    Follow the instructions below to complete the application forms.

    These Forms Must be Filled out and Submitted Using the Dedicated Intake Portal

    • Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)
    • Additional Dependants/Declaration Form (IMM 0008 DEP)
    • Schedule A – Background/Declaration Form (IMM 5669)
    • Additional Family Information Form (IMM 5406)
    • Schedule 3 – Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway: Streams A & B and International Graduates Form (IMM 0130)
    • Supplementary Information – Your travels Form (IMM 5562)
    • Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada Form (IMM 5604)
    • Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union Form (IMM 5409)
    • Use of a Representative Form (IMM 5476)

    These Documents Must be Submitted Using the Dedicated Intake Portal

    • Copy of the biographical Data from a Passport or Travel Document
    • Civil Status and Identity Documents
    • Informative on children
    • Immigration Medical Exams (IME)
    • Police Clearances and Certificates
    • Photographs
    • Application Fees

    Copy of the Biographical Data Page of a Passport or Travel Document

    Copy of the pages of your passport or travel documents for your spouse, yourself, your dependent children, and/or your common-law partner.

    Identity and Civil Status Documents

    Provide the following documents for your spouse, yourself, or your common-law partner.

    • Documents that are legally authorized and show the name or date of birth changes
    • Certificates of marriage, divorce or annulment
    • Death certificate for ex-spouse(s) or common-law partner(s)
    • Family/household registry/book, National IDs,
    • For immigrants with common-law partners, provide and submit the Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409)

    Information About Children if Applicable

    Submit the following information:

    • Children's birth certificates (which name their parents)
    • Adoption papers issued by national authorities that are recognized and showing the legal, approved adoption of the dependent children
    • Proof of full custody for children under the age of 18 and proof that the children may be removed from the jurisdiction of the court

    Immigration Medical Exams (IME)

    An immigration medical exam (IME) from a panel physician is needed as a component of your permanent residence application. Family members also need to have one, even when they won’t come with you.

    Police Certificates and Clearances

    Provide police certificates when applying for permanent residence for the following:

    • Any family members who are 18 years or older, 
    • Countries you or family members stayed in the past ten years for six months or more consecutively

    Take note that Police certificates need to be scanned copies of the original certificate(s) and they must be in color.

    Photo Requirements

    Upload a photo of each family member and yourself whether they accompany you.

    Please take note that:

    • Photos must be taken within six months before the submission of your application
    • Digital photographs are accepted. The front side of a physical photo is permitted to be scanned and uploaded.


    You need to upload receipts showing the application fee amounts you paid. For more information, refer to the third stage.

    Complete all sections. Write “Not Applicable” or “NA” for sections that don't apply. An incomplete application ensures officers don’t possess the necessary information to approve it.

    Step 3: Pay Your Due Application Fees

    Fees Calculations

    Consult and utilize the table below to calculate the number and amount of application fees needed. Pay the right of permanent residence fee (CAD 515) when submitting your application according to the outline in the public policy. You will be refunded if you are refused or withdraw your application.

    Type of Fees Fee (CAD)
    Your permanent residence fees (Principal applicant) 1,085
    Your Family Members’ Permanent Residence Fees (Per person)  
    Include your spouse or partner in your application (with the right of permanent residence fee) 1,085
    Include a dependent child in your application – per child 155
    Biometrics Fees  
    Biometrics (per person) 85
    Biometrics (per family) (2 or more people) (Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place) 170

    How to pay the Fees for Your Application

    To pay Your Application Fees, you’ll need:

    • A valid email address
    • A Debit MasterCard® or Visa® Debit or credit card

    Note that if no fees are included, insufficient fees and overpayment will result in your application not being properly processed.

    Additional fees

    You must pay fees to third parties for yourself and your family members (if applicable) for:

    Step 4: Submit Your Application Online

    Upload and Login all forms to the online intake portal. Follow all instructions to submit your application.

    Step 5: Post-Application Response

    Submit your application to the relevant organizational body (IRCC) will perform a completeness check on it to make sure that you have filled out all the relevant forms and submitted the relevant documentation.

    If your application checks out as complete, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt via email as proof that your application is complete and provides the IRCC application number.

    During the application processing stage, your application will be subject to a detailed review by an IRCC Officer. The Officer will consider the information and documentation you provided and assess it against the public policy requirements.

    Should your application be successful, you and your family members are entitled to receive status as permanent residents of Canada.

    Please take note of the following circumstances that may delay your application.

    • Photocopies of documents that are unclear
    • Lack of information and document verification;
    • Medical conditions that require more consultations or tests
    • Criminal activity or security clearance issues
    • If Consultation with other offices in Canada or abroad is required.

    Canada: Wonders, Views, and Lifestyle Benefits

    Canada's wonders

    The benefits of being a permanent resident of Canada are well documented and are why the country is regarded as one of the best immigration destinations around the world. Almost all immigrants to Canada can attest to the country’s:


    For a country with such high living standards, the cost of living is relatively low as is attested to by

    Natural Wonders

    Canada is the second largest nation in the world concerning the overall landmass. As such, its expansive landscape is filled with numerous lakes, rivers, estuaries, forests, mountains, and valleys. All of these natural features have contributed to the overall beauty of the country that the populace can access safely via the many conservation parks.

    Universal Healthcare and Education

    The subsidized healthcare and education system ensures that the country has one of the most accessible and universal healthcare and education systems in the world.

    Welcoming Communities

    Canada’s long and continuing history of immigration has ensured that it has one of the most welcoming communities in the world due to its extensive experience in assisting in the assimilation of newcomers in their communities.

    Make the Move to Canada’s Shores Today!

    It is important that applicants ensure that they meet the criteria for the program if they wish to apply for the TR to PR pathway to Canada. All applicants must fill out all fields correctly, submit the appropriate supporting documents and pay the stipulated fees as required.

    Failure to follow the instructions accurately can delay processing times. Dishonesty in your application for permanent residence will lead to the refusal of your application.

    Avoid all of this unnecessary hassle by contacting us today. We’ll put you in touch with a Regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) who will guide you through the application process to ensure that you meet all the requirements above.



    What is the Best Pathway From TR to PR?

    The best immigration pathway to go from TR to PR in Canada is through the Express Entry’s Canadian Experience Class due to its fast-track process that can be as fast as six months.

    Which Place in Canada is the Easiest to get Permanent Residency?

    Every Canadian permanent resident is entitled to the same benefits as others. Therefore there is no generally accepted best place to be a PR in Canada. Please note that alternative immigration pathways are also available to use if you are eligible such as pilot programs and family sponsorships.

    What is the Best Benefit of Being a Permanent Resident in Canada?

    Access to Canada's subsidized healthcare and education system is usually cited by the new Canadian PR as the best benefit of being a permanent resident in Canada.