The Government of Canada will accept applications for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot programs from January 1, 2024.
In an effort to help caregivers seeking permanent residency in Canada, these two crucial caregiver programs are being re-launched.
Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot offer an avenue for eligible caregivers and their families to immigrate to Canada.
What are Canada Caregiver Programs?
Under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker 5-year pilot programs, qualifying family members and caregivers can enter Canada on a work permit with the goal of obtaining permanent residency.
Qualification and Requirement:
- Applicants must have a job offer from a Canadian family in order to apply for any of these programs and an LMIA is not necessary.
- After receiving a job offer, eligible candidates can apply for a work permit restricted to their occupation, travel to Canada, and take on a temporary job to gain experience.
- After gaining one year of experience in Canada, candidates can apply for permanent residency.
- If you have previous experience working as a caregiver in Canada, you are qualifies to apply for permanent residency through one of these pilot programs.
- Changes in Work Experience Requirements
In a notable shift, Canada has reduced the minimum work experience requirement for domestic caregivers applying for permanent residence. While caregivers previously needed 24 months of experience, now only 12 months are required.
- Applicants must therefore furnish the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with evidence of sufficient experience, particularly if they have previously applied under the “Gaining Experience” category.
How to Apply for Canada PR in Caregiver Program
- Visit the official Canada.ca website for detailed requirements.
- Provide evidence of your proficiency in English or French by taking approved language tests.
- Make sure your foreign education credentials are evaluated by an organization that is approved by Canada.
- Submit your complete permanent residence application package.
Once you have submitted your application, attend a biometrics appointment and follow any additional instructions provided by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the final decision on your application.