This week, we learn about the Interim Pathway for Caregivers program that was in place between March 4 to June 4, 2019. This article is part of a series focusing on Caregiver Programs offered in Canada.
The Interim Pathway for Caregivers program has two objectives:
- To give caregivers who didn’t qualify for existing programs an opportunity to stay in Canada permanently.
- To respond to the feedback we received from stakeholders while making sure that, economically, the selection process meets immigration objectives.
Here are the differences between the 2014 pilots and interim pathways:
|Interim Pathway for Caregivers||2014 Pilots|
|1 year of Canadian work experience since 2014, in any combination of eligible occupations||2 years of Canadian work experience in the last 4 years, in a single occupation|
|Canadian high school diploma or foreign equivalent||1 year Canadian post-secondary credential or foreign equivalent|
Source: IRCCIP. “Briefing on New Immigration Pathways for Caregivers.” 2019. PDF file.
The interim pathway was an exception and temporary response. It gave us the opportunity to revisit existing programs and improve future pilots. The new pilots, as we will continue to explore on our next post, provide a clearer pathway for caregivers to immigrate to Canada.
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.