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New Permanent Residence Pathway for Foreign Nationals Affected by the Conflict in Sudan

On February 27, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will open intake under the new  Temporary Public Policy to Facilitate Permanent Residence to Certain Foreign Nationals Affected by the Conflict in Sudan with Family in Canada.

To qualify, the applicant must have been living in Sudan on April 15, 2023. The applicant must not have any other reasonable prospect of durable settlement in any county other than Canada and Sudan. The applicant must also have an “anchor”, a qualifying family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and who agrees to provide settlement support.  This program is open to applicants who are both currently residing in Canada and outside of Canada and is applicable to all provinces with the exception of Quebec.

This new pathway to permanent residence will accept up to 3,250 applications. Given the relatively limited quota, qualifying applicants should plan to submit their applications as soon as possible once the program opens to intake at the end of February.