Caregiver Canada - Program
Canada understands the need to bring in foreign workers to help support the labour shortage and thus provide various immigration programs to support the transition.
The Home Support worker pilot and Home Child Care Provider Pilot are used to fulfilling the shortage of caregivers in the Canadian workforce.
You can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency through any of these Caregiver Canada programs if you have a valid job offer in these occupations and meet the other eligibility requirements. Qualifying under these programs will get you an LMIA exempt open work permit, restricting that specific occupation.
Previous Nanny Canada Programs:
These programs were used for hiring in-home/live-in Caregivers until 2019, but they were then taken over by:
Details about these Caregiver Programs:
Details about these Caregiver Programs:
Home Support worker pilot and “Home Child Care Provider Pilot” program requirements:
Work Ability
Prove any past training or experience to prove the ability to do the job
Don’t plan to live in the province of Quebec
Quebec has its own immigration programs to qualify and choose from; thus, these programs wouldn't be eligible in that province.
Valid job offer
The job offer should be: • Full Time • Paid • Minimum 30 Hours a Week • Not in Quebec • Made using IMM 5983
Education requirements
Post-Secondary Credential of a minimum of one year is needed. If not Canadian, then an Education Credential Evaluation is required.
Have proper admissibility
You shouldn’t be classified as “inadmissible” by Canada.
Language Requirements
You must take one of the approved language tests, i.e. IELTS, CELPIP-G, TEF Canada or TCF Canada and meet the minimum requirements, which are: CLB 5 in English and NCLC 5 in French
Having less than 24 months of experience in the last 36 months in these fields will require you to file for a work permit and your Permanent Residency application, which would allow you to get your required work experience.
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