I and my husband have employment in the healthcare profession. We both are registered nurses and currently on Bridging work permit as I have my CEC application going on from last five years. My husband read a new guideline today for the benefit of asylum claimant who worked during Covid-19 pandemic. I am principle applicant and my husband is dependent. My husband did refugee claim before our marriage which got denied. Can we become eligible for this PR opportunity?
No. You can not be eligible for this new guidelines for health professionals who are refugee claimants. First of all, your husband’s claim is not accepted, making him not a refugee claimant anymore. Secondly, your permanent resident application under Canadian Experience Class is already in process. You can not submit another PR application at the same time.
This PR pathways has following eligibility criteria:
Have claimed asylum before March 13, 2020.
Have obtained a work permit after making an asylum claim
Have worked in the health care sector, in health institutions
Have worked for at least 120 hours between March 13, 2020 and August 14, 2020.
Have worked as an orderly, a nurse, a nurse’s aide, a patient service associate, an assistant orderly or as a home support worker.
Demonstrate 6 months of experience in the occupation before obtaining permanent residence. Applicants will have until August 31, 2021 to fulfill this requirement.
Be admissible to Canada, especially in regards to criminality, security and health.