Canada’s five-year caregiver immigration pilots were launched in June 2019 (The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots) replacing the Caring for Children or Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pilot programs ending in June 2019.
The pilots also provide:
- A maximum of 2,500 principal applicants for each program per year
- Occupation-specific work permits for caregivers, providing the ability to change jobs quickly if necessary.
- Open work permits for spouses/common-law partners and study permits for dependent children, to allow the caregiver’s family to accompany them to Canada.
- Labour Market Impact Assessment is no longer needed for employers hiring a caregiver from overseas
Caregivers Immigration Pilot Criteria:
- Have at least 2 years full-time required Canadian work experience in the past 3 years
- Caregivers with work experience in NOC4412 or NOC4411
- Have a minimum level of CLB 5 in English or French
- Plan to live outside of Quebec
- Have a completed post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year in Canada or get foreign education credential assessed to show it’s equal to at least 1 year in Canada