New Caregiver Pilot Program
The Caregiver pilot program is a program for individuals who wish to migrate and work in Canada as caregivers. Caregiver applicants who are interested in immigrating to Canada have two options. These two programs were launched in 2019 following the closure of the Interim Pathway for Caregivers.
The new caregiver pilot program has more flexibility and has more good news for prospective caregiver applicants.
- Under Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCP), and
- Under Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP)
Caregivers will now only receive a work permit if they have a job offer in Canada and meet standard criteria for economic immigration programs. Once working in Canada, caregivers will be able to begin gaining the required two years of Canadian work experience to apply for permanent residence.