In 2019, Canada launched a new Caregiver Immigration Program. There are actually two new programs, called the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot.
They allow caregivers already in Canada with at least one year of Canadian work experience as a home child provider or a home support worker to apply for permanent residence. They must be able to demonstrate the work experience, as well as have the required minimum education of Canadian high school or the foreign equivalent and language test results showing Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 in English or French. Qualifying family members, like a spouse and any children under 22 years old would also receive Canadian permanent residence.
For those applicants outside of Canada, they can still qualify by obtaining a Canadian job offer as a full-time home child provider or a home support worker. They can obtain an open work permit to work in those occupations and then qualify for permanent residence after 2 years of qualifying work in Canada. They must also be able to demonstrate having minimum education of Canadian high school or the foreign equivalent and language test results showing CLB level 5 in English or French. Qualifying family members, like a spouse and any children under 22 years old would also be able to join the applicant during the work permit stage and come to Canada. The family would then receive Canadian permanent residence at the same time.
Canada also closed the previous programs, like the Live-In-Caregiver Program, the Caring for Children Program and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program. With local connections and expertise, Pathway to Canada Immigration can help caregivers qualify for this program and assist with each step of the process.
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