Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Marco Mendicino told in an interview that IRCC may extend the temporary resident to permanent residency pathway to give more temporary foreign workers an opportunity to become permanent residents. The pathway that was announced in May 2021 will expire on November 5. Mendicino also added that he thinks of future versions of the program that will be expanded to include refugee claimants, who get work permits while awaiting a verdict on their claims.