- Jan 7, 2020
Permanent residence for caregivers in Canada
Home Child Care Provider 2019 Pilot and Home Support Worker 2019 Pilot
You may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot if you:
- meet the eligibility requirements, and
- have a job offer to work in one of these occupations
Through this program, you’ll get an open work permit to come to Canada and work temporarily.
Important notes about this work permit:
- is occupation-restricted (so you have to work in that specific occupation)
- doesn’t need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
- lets you get the work experience you need to be eligible for permanent residence
As per Canada.ca website, if you recently worked as a home child care provider or support worker, your experience may count towards your eligibility for permanent residence.
Temporary Work Visa for caregivers
You may be able to secure work permit if you currently dont meet the requirements for PR as a Caregiver
Apply to extend your work permit
If you’re currently working in Canada as a caregiver, you may be eligible to extend your work permit through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Your employer will need to get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) first.
In most cases, you can apply for a work permit to work in Canada temporarily as a caregiver through the TFWP if:
- you’re in Canada and eligible to apply for a work permit from inside Canada
- you’re outside Canada and your employer applied for an LMIA before June 18, 2019, or
- you’ll be working in Quebec
- Your employer will need to get a positive LMIA first.
Following programs are currently closed for new applications:
Caring for Children Program
Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program
Interim Pathway for Caregivers