IRCC recently announced two new pilot projects to help caregivers achieve permanent residence more easily. A key feature of the pilot programs is that they offer a direct path from temporary to permanent resident status once the Canadian work experience requirement is met.
The Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot opened for applications on June 18, 2019. These two new programs replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots.
Under Canada’s new pilot programs, caregivers may apply for a work permit if they have a job offer in Canada and meet the standard criteria for Canada’s other economic immigration programs. Once they are working in Canada, caregivers can obtain the requisite two years’ Canadian work experience in order to qualify for permanent residence.
The pilot programs also enable the caregivers’ immediate family to obtain open work and study permits.
To learn more about these new pilot programs and your potential eligibility to apply, please contact our office.