Caregiver Pilot Program:

  • Under two new pilot programs — Home Child Care Provider (NOC:4411) and Home Support Worker (NOC: 4412), Caregivers can come to Canada on occupation-specific work permits, rather than employer-specific, which means if they want they can change employers.

  • Spouse will get open work permit and children will get study permits

  • Caregivers must still have an official job offer in Canada from Canadian employer and meet the standard criteria for economic immigration programs such as English proficiency  which is CLB 5 , education should be atleast 1 year post secondary education, background, health and criminal checks would be done.

  • No need of LMIA, but the employer offering job should be financially sound to meet the expense of hiring a Caregiver.

  • Canada’s caregiver program is believed to be the only one in the world that provides access to permanent status for foreign workers after two years of full-time employment as a caregiver

  • Caregivers’ work permits are expected to be processed in 12 months under new program.

  • A total of 5,500 applications would be processed in a year, plus their immediate family.

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