Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots (*effective June 18, 2019)
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 with work experience in NOC 4411 (excluding foster parents) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.
Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.
Both the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot will only provide work permits to caregivers who have a job offer in Canada and who meet the following criteria:
Caregivers already working in Canada on a work permit who meet these criteria can also apply for permanent residence through the new pilots.
Each program will accept a maximum of 2,750 principal applicants each, for a total of 5,500 principal applicants, per year.
The pilots also provide:
Employers hiring a caregiver from overseas will no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Caregivers who are interested in Immigration Services to Canada have two options. There are currently two caregiver programs in operation that are specifically designed for caregivers. These two Caregiver Program in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and All over India were launched following the closure of the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. Caregiver Program in Punjab who has a valid work permit, or has applied to extend your work permit, or have applied to restore your status as a worker in Canada. Caregiver Program in Punjab who has work experience in Canada as either a Home Child Care provider or a Home Support Worker. Caregiver Program in India for a minimum Canadian High School Diploma or a foreign diploma, certificate, or credential that’s equivalent.
To find out if you are eligible for Canada’s Caregiver Program, contact us.