Canada launches new immigration program for caregivers
Canada is now accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots.
The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience.
Caregivers already working in Canada on a work permit who meet these criteria can also apply for permanent residence through the new pilots.
Caregivers with work experience in National Occupational Classification (excluding foster parents) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.
Caregivers with work experience in National Occupational Classification (excluding housekeepers) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.
IRCC said the new pilots have a 12-month processing standard for work permit applications and a six-month processing standard for applications for permanent residence from those who meet the work experience requirement. The work experience must be acquired in the 36 months before a candidate applies for permanent residence.