French-Speaking recent International Graduate from a Canadian Institution

This stream is a part of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) temporary public policies, i.e., the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway. Through this stream, French-speaking graduates (on or after January 1, 2017) living and working in Canada on a legal permit can apply for a Canadian Permanent Residence Visa.

Eligibility Criteria

Language Requirement

In this stream, it is mandatory to show strong knowledge of the French language. For candidates willing to submit an application for a Canadian Permanent Residence Visa, a minimum score of Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) Level 5 is required in all four modules.

Employment Requirement

To submit an application under this stream, the candidate should be legally working in Canada as a paid employee (at the time of submission of the application).

Education Requirement

A candidate must have graduated from an eligible program at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) on a legal permit on or after January 1, 2017, in one of the following programs:

  • A degree (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate) with a program length of at least 8 months.
  • A diploma, certificate, or attestation for a program that was at least 2 years (16 months) in length.
  • Two or more diplomas, certificates, or attestations where each program was at least 8 months in length.
  • A degree, diploma, certificate, or attestation leading to a job from the list of eligible trade occupations.
  • A diploma of vocational studies (DVS) or an attestation of vocational specialization (AVS) where each program was at least 1,800 hours in length.
  • Two or more Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS), where each program was at least 900 hours in length.
List of Eligible Trade Occupations
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232Tool and die makers
7233Sheet metal workers
7235Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7237Welders and related machine operators
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242Industrial electricians
7243Power system electricians
7244Electrical power line and cable workers
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253Gas fitters
7282Concrete Finishers
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291Roofers and shinglers
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295Floor covering installers
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7304Supervisors, railway transport operations
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314Railway carmen/ women
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7332Appliance servicers and repairers
7333Electrical mechanics
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/women
7371Crane operators
7372Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
7373Water well drillers
7381Printing press operators
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
8211Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8231Underground production and development miners
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8241Logging machinery operators
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8261Fishing masters and officers
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9213Supervisors, food and beverage processing
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9215Supervisors, forest products processing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9232Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9241Power engineers and power systems operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators
6331Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale

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