New Caregiver Immigration Pilot Program

Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs will be replaced by the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot . These programs will provide eligible applicants with a pathway to permanent residency.

Applications submitted before June 18 will still be processed, but applications will no longer be accepted through these pilots after that date.

The amendments made in Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots are as follows:

  • The work permit will only be issued if they have a job offer in Canada.
  • Minimum language test results should be Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5
  • One year of post-secondary education in Canadian equivalency
  • Should be Admissible to Canada

NOC 4411 (excluding foster parents) and NOC 4412 (excluding Housekeepers) will be eligible for permanent residency through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and The Home Support Worker Pilot Program respectively.

The new pilots who are eligible will have a 12-month processing time for work permit applications and a six-month processing time for permanent residence applications.

Amendments to new pilot programs

Major changes which will come in affect Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot include:
• Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is exempted for employers before hiring a caregiver from overseas
• Caregivers can change employers as the work permits will be occupation specific instead of employer employer specific
• Immediate family members of caregiver’s can also apply for open work permits and/or study permits

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