Opening June 18, 2019
Canada is launching two new pilots that will help caregivers who come to Canada gain Permanent Residence.
The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots will open for applications on June 18, 2019. They will replace the expiring Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots.
Caregivers will now only receive a work permit if they have a job offer in Canada and meet standard criteria for economic immigration programs. Once working in Canada, caregivers will be able to begin gaining the required 2 years of Canadian work experience to apply for permanent residence.
Through these new pilots, caregivers will also benefit from:
- occupation-specific work permits to allow for a fast change of employers when necessary;
- open work permits and/or study permits for the caregivers’ immediate family, to help families come to Canada together; and
- a clear transition from temporary to permanent status, to ensure that once caregivers have met the work experience requirement, they will be able to become permanent residents quickly.
These new pilots provide caregivers from abroad and their families with a clearer and direct route to permanent residence.
Need assistance? Contact us today or complete our Assessment Form to ensure you are eligible under the either of the New Caregiver Pilots Programs.
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