In Immigration, Pathways for Caregivers, Permanent Residence

The Home Child Care Provider (NOC 4411) and Home Support Worker (NOC 4412) are the two new classes of Caregiver programs offered as immigration pathways to Canada. So far, as part of a series of four, we’ve discussed:

  1. The Program Chronology
  2. The Key Findings on the 2014 Pilot
  3. The Interim Pathway for Caregivers

Today, we will explore the objectives of the new pilot and the application criteria. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us to learn more about the new caregiver pilot program.

The new 5 year pilots are Home Child Care Provider (NOC 4411) and Home Support Worker (NOC 4412). They are in effect from June 2019 – 2024. Each year, there will be an allowance of 2,750 applicants under each class, excluding family members.

New Caregiver Pilot

What are the objectives?

Here are the objectives of the new pilots:

  • Eligibility assessments will take place before arrival to assist in the transition to permanent residence.
  • Successful applicants will have occupation-specific work permits instead of being limited to a specific employer. As a result, this will give them the flexibility to change jobs easily.
  • Spouses and common law partners can obtain open work permits. Dependent children can obtain study permits.

What is the criteria?

The 2014 pilots had to meet the criteria for economic immigration programs. Similarly, new applicants will need to meet the same standard, including education, official language and work experience criteria. This is to make sure caregivers can prosper in Canada.

For caregivers already in Canada, they can apply if they meet criteria. Any eligible previous work experience will be recognized as proof of experience.

Need help?

Are you a caregiver or someone looking to help your caregiver find a pathway for immigration to Canada? Contact David Aujla to get the process started.

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