Caregiver Canada — Program

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Caregiver Canada — Program

Canada understands the need to bring in foreign workers to help support the labour shortage and thus provide various immigration programs to support the transition. 

The Home Support worker pilot and Home Child Care Provider Pilot are used to fulfilling the shortage of caregivers in the Canadian workforce. 

You can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency through any of these Caregiver Canada programs if you have a valid job offer in these occupations and meet the other eligibility requirements. Qualifying under these programs will get you an LMIA exempt open work permit, restricting that specific occupation.

Previous Nanny Canada Programs:

  • Caring for Children Program 
  • Live-in Caregiver Canada Program 
  • High Medical Needs Program – Caregiver
  • Interim Pathway for Caregivers 

These programs were used for hiring in-home/live-in Caregivers until 2019, but they were then taken over by:

  1. Home Support Worker Pilot
  2. Home Child Care Provider Pilot

Details about these Caregiver Programs:

  • These Pilot, Caregiver Canada programs, will stay for five years 
  • They are a pathway to Permanent Residency for the caregivers and their accompanying family members
  • Have different application processes depending on the qualifying work experience
  • Family members can accompany the caregivers if they want to work or study in Canada 

Home Support worker pilot and “Home Child Care Provider Pilot” program requirements:

Work Ability Prove any past training or experience to prove the ability to do the job
Don’t plan to live in the province of QuebecQuebec has its own immigration programs to qualify and choose from; thus, these programs wouldn't be eligible in that province.
Valid job offer The job offer should be:
• Full Time
• Paid
• Minimum 30 Hours a Week
• Not in Quebec
• Made using IMM 5983
Education requirementsPost-Secondary Credential of a minimum of one year is needed. If not Canadian, then an Education Credential Evaluation is required.
Have proper admissibilityYou shouldn’t be classified as “inadmissible” by Canada.
Language Requirements You must take one of the approved language tests, i.e. IELTS, CELPIP-G, TEF Canada or TCF Canada and meet the minimum requirements, which are:
CLB 5 in English and;
NCLC 5 in French

Having less than 24 months of experience in the last 36 months in these fields will require you to file for a work permit and your Permanent Residency application, which would allow you to get your required work experience. 

To determine your eligibility for the Nanny Canada program or to find other programs that you may qualify for:

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