Posted on September 24 2022
Skilled professionals have great value, and Canada affirms this with every new decision taken with regard to Canada immigration. In the latest development, Sean Fraser has announced certain changes in IRCC’s policy. They will facilitate physicians already working in Canada to stay back and work there longer.
Certain physicians have had to face impediments in accessing Canada PR through flagship programs for skilled workers in Canada. These immigration programs are managed under the Express Entry system.
The reason for the difficulty for physicians to access permanent residence is the way the fee-for-service model is looked at in Canada for healthcare professionals. Such a model isn’t recognized as one in the purview of the traditional employer-employee relationship.
Because of this, many physicians are right now considered self-employed. This leaves them unable to meet the eligibility criteria set by economic pathways under Express Entry for Canada PR.
Sean realizes that qualified physicians who migrate to Canada contribute a lot with their service to the communities in Canada. This is especially important in the present scenario where the aged population of the country is growing. They need expert doctors and physicians and this elevates the significance of making immigration easier and sustainable for these healthcare professionals.
Sean Fraser has announced changes to IRCC policy so that foreign nationals who work in Canada as physicians can stay back in Canada. They can thus continue to practice their profession in Canada and improve Canada’s healthcare system.
As a solution, IRCC is granting exemption to physicians working with public health authorities in a fee-for-service model, from current requirements. These physicians will get access to Canada PR via economic immigration programs. This will result in more of those physicians right now living in Canada. They are serving in key job vacancies in Canada’s healthcare sector and will be able to continue staying in the country permanently.
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