Canada Caregiver Immigration Pilot Programs

Canada Immigration

Foreign caregivers coming to work in Canada will no longer have to leave close family members behind and will have a more straightforward pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

New immigration pilot program offers caregivers pathway to permanent residence

Under the new pilots new pilots — named the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot —Canada will assess caregivers for permanent residence before they arrive. Approved caregivers will receive an occupation-specific work permit that will allow them to change employers without having to apply for another work permit. In addition, spouses and common-law partners of caregivers will be allowed open work permits and dependent children will be allowed study permits so caregivers’ families can come with them to Canada.

To be eligible, caregivers have to meet all the following conditions:

  • At the time of application, they are authorized to work in Canada on a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit.
  • They intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec.
  • Since November 30, 2014, they have acquired at least one year of full-time Canadian work experience in an eligible caregiver occupation (that is, National Occupational Classification [NOC] 4411 and NOC 4412 for occupations other than housekeeper).
  • They meet the minimum education requirement.
  • They meet the minimum language proficiencyrequirement

Do you want  a work permit as a live-in caregiver in Canada?

IRCC will accept and process complete applications submitted from March 4, 2019, to June 4, 2019.

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