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Caregiver Programs

Canada is a country which recognizes the important work done by caregivers. These are the workers who provide support to our children, seniors, and others requiring care. For this reason, Canada manages a range of programs to assist caregivers with finding work and obtaining permanent residency.

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The following are Canada’s existing immigration programs for caregivers.

Interim Pathway for Caregivers

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a temporary program running from March 4th to June 4th, 2019. Foreign caregivers with Canadian experience will be able to apply for permanent resident status. The program allows individuals with Canadian work experience as home child care providers or home support workers to apply for permanent resident status.

Caring for Children Pathway (expiring November 2019)

The Caring for Children Pathway allows foreign nationals with at least 24 months of Canadian work experience as a Home Child Care Provider (NOC 4411) to apply for permanent residence. This program is set to expire in November 2019. This program is also aligned with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), enabling eligible foreign nationals to obtain Canadian work permits.

Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway (expiring November 2019)

The Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway allows foreign nationals with at least 24 months of Canadian work experience as a medical support caregiver (NOC 3012, 3233, 3413, or 4412) to apply for permanent residence. This program is set to expire in November 2019. This program is also aligned with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), enabling eligible foreign nationals to obtain Canadian work permits.

Home Child Care Provider Pilot (upcoming)

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot is designed to bring workers with experience as Home Child Care Providers (NOC 4411) to Canada on temporary work permits, with the ability to apply for permanent residence after gaining enough work experience. This program is expected to launch at some point in 2019.

Home Support Worker Pilot (upcoming)

The Home Support Worker Pilot is designed to bring workers with experience as Home Support Workers (NOC 4412) to Canada on temporary work permits, with the ability to apply for permanent residence after gaining enough work experience. This program is expected to launch at some point in 2019.

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