Become a permanent resident – Caring for Children
Applying PR – Caring for children
You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for the Caring for Children Pathway.
You must have at least 24 months of full-time work experience in Canada as a home child care provider in the four years (48 months) before you apply
Full-time work means at least 30 hours of paid work per week
Breaks in employment are allowed (for example, periods of unemployment, long periods of sickness, parental leave)
Any work experience you had while you were a full-time student will not count towards the work experience requirement
Your work experience as a home child care provider must meet the definition in the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) Group 4411.
Foster parents are not eligible
You must show that you performed the duties listed in the NOC 4411 job description, including most of the main duties and ALL of the essential duties
Duties that begin with “may” are not usually considered to be essential duties
You must have cared for children under the age of 18, whether in your own home or in your employer’s home
You do not need to have lived in your employer’s home to qualify
Your application will be refused if you do not show that your work experience meets the NOC job description.
prove your ability in English or French for speaking, reading, listening and writing
take a language test from an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC),
meet the minimum language levels of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 (use your test results to find your CLB level), and
include the original language test results when you apply
Your language test results must be less than two years old on the day CIC gets your application
You must have:
a completed Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year,
a completed foreign education credential, and an original Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by an organization approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to show it is equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year.