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 pilot opened to applications on June 18th, 2019, and will be accepting a maximum of 2,750 primary applicants per year plus their immediate family.
The new programs amend two main issues with the previous caregiver pilot programs:
In addition to the Home Support Worker Pilot, the government introduced the Home Child Care Provider Pilot in June 2019. The two pilots are similar, with the Home Child Care Provider Pilot targeting those with experience in NOC 4411 rather than NOC 4412.
Interested applicants must meet the requirements listed below.
Eligible candidates will have a job offer in Canada at the time of application for a work permit.
With a work permit, caregivers will be able to gain the two years mandatory work experience in order to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
Eligible candidates will meet Canadian Language Benchmark level 5.
Applicants must have one year of Canadian post-secondary education or foreign equivalent to be eligible.
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