This pilot is designed to bring Home Support Workers to Canada on temporary work permits, with the ability to apply for permanent residence after gaining enough work experience.
The two new pilot programs will be replacing two previous caregiver programs which are set to expire on November 29th, 2019: the Caring for Children pilot and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilot.
IRCC has not yet announced a launch date or released details regarding eligibility criteria or application procedure. Stay tuned to this page for updates!
Though exact details have not yet been released, IRCC stated that the new pilot will address two main issues with the previous caregiver pilot programs:
In addition to the Home Support Worker Pilot, the government is also introducing the Home Child Care Provider Pilot. These two pilots are expected to be similar, with the Home Child Care Provider Pilot targeting those with experience in NOC 4411 rather than NOC 4412.
The federal government has introduced the Interim Pathway for Caregivers which is accepting applications from March 4th, 2019 to June 4th, 2019. This program will help to ease the transition into the two new pilot programs later in 2019.
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