Pathway to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during COVID-19

Recorded on March 31, 2021

The federal government introduced a new program that would allow some refugee claimants working in the healthcare sector to apply for permanent residence. The program aims to acknowledge refugee claimants’ exceptional service working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A CLEO legal expert shared details about who qualifies for the program, how to apply, and options for those who do not qualify, but are still working in healthcare during the pandemic. She also shared up-to-date and practical information for frontline workers to support their communities.

Please note: This is the article mentioned by presenter Kristin Marshall; in which the Federal Immigration Minister's press secretary Alexander Cohen speaks about the commitment to expanding this Pathway program. "Ottawa's priority, he said in a recent interview, is expanding the program to include more workers".

Few Quebec 'guardian angels' who worked in health care during pandemic granted residency, March 24th 2021, CTV.