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Caregiver Canada Program


Caregiver Canada Program

Canada understands the need to bring in foreign workers to help support the labour shortage and thus provide various immigration programs to support the transition.

The Home Support worker pilot and Home Child Care Provider Pilot are used to fulfilling the shortage of caregivers in the Canadian workforce.

You can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency through any of these Caregiver Canada programs if you have a valid job offer in these occupations and meet the other eligibility requirements. Qualifying under these programs will get you an LMIA exempt open work permit, restricting that specific occupation.

The programs used for hiring in-home/live-in Caregivers since 2019 are:

  1. Home Support Worker Pilot

  2. Home Child Care Provider Pilot

Details about these Caregiver Programs:

  • These Pilot, Caregiver Canada programs, will stay for five years

  • They are a pathway to Permanent Residency for the caregivers and their accompanying family members

  • Have different application processes depending on the qualifying work experience

  • Family members can accompany the caregivers if they want to work or study in Canada


Home Support worker pilot and “Home Child Care Provider Pilot” program requirements:

Work ability

Don’t plan to live in the province of Quebec

Valid job offer

Education requirements

Have proper admissibility

Language Requirements

Prove any past training or experience to prove the ability to do the job

Quebec has its own immigration programs to qualify and choose from; thus, these programs wouldn’t be eligible in that province.

The job offer should be:
• Full Time
• Paid
• Minimum 30 Hours a Week
• Not in Quebec

Post-Secondary Credential of a minimum of one year is needed. If not Canadian, then an Education Credential Evaluation is required.

You shouldn’t be classified as “inadmissible” by Canada.

CLB 5 in English and;
NCLC 5 in French

The applicant for the above programs must have a minimum of 24 months work experience in the past 36 months.

To determine your eligibility for the Nanny Canada program or to find other programs that you may qualify for:

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