Finally the much awaited caregiver pilot program of Canada is back and it is going to accept the applications from June 18.
The Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots will be replaced by The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. By this they aim to lay the path for eligible caregivers to permanent residency once they attain two years of Canadian work experience.
Applications submitted under the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots before 18 June will still be processed and the results pertaining to those applications will still be rolled out. No application will be submitted under this program after 18 June.
The applicants applying under The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots will only be provided work permits if they have a job offer in Canada and must also meet the following criteria
Caregivers who are currently working on work permit in Canada are also encouraged to apply under this program which can boost their chances of attaining the PR.
Caregivers who are experienced and work in ( NOC) 4411 (excluding foster parents) are deemed eligible for permanent residence under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the ones who have attained experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.
IRCC confirmed that 12 months will be the duration of processing of working permit applications and another 6 months for application of permanent residency.
Major Changes in the new programs
IRCC is pretty confident that there will be a clear transition from temporary to permanent status for the eligible applicants who are looking forward to choose this pathway as a medium to permanent residency. A maximum of 5500 caregivers every year will have a golden opportunity to attain the permanent residency through these programs. 2750 application under each program will be processed.
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