In today’s article, we bring you the latest updates on Canada’s Caregiver Program. If you are a prospective applicant interested in the caregiver pilot programs, then this blog is a must-read.
From January 1, 2024, Canada’s Caregiver Program will be accepting applications for the following caregiver pilot programs:
- Home Child Care Provider Pilot
- Home Support Worker Pilot
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These pilot programs would help caregivers and eligible family members arrive in Canada with the aim of receiving permanent residency. It is anticipated that 5,500 applications will be open for submission in 2024. These are split into two categories, as follows:
- Those for direct entry into permanent residence
- Those for gaining experience
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Do note that although an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) is not a requirement, you must hold a job offer from a Canadian family to be eligible to apply. Once you receive a job offer, if you are a qualified applicant, you can submit an application for an occupation-restricted work permit and then fly to Canada and work at temporary jobs for work experience. After two years of experience, you can apply for permanent residency.
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Furthermore, you must have work experience working full-time in specific National Occupation Classification (NOC) jobs to meet the qualification requirements. These jobs include home health aide (NOC 44101) and child care provider in the home (NOC 44100). Remember, work at institutions such as daycares or nursing homes will not be eligible. Only working at a private residence, such as the own home of the caregiver or the employer, is acceptable. Additionally, experience as a foster parent is also not accepted towards program credit.
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