New Caregiver Pilot Program

Author: Best Migration Canada |

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.

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Basic Immigration Criteria (for Employees)

  • Work experience in the respective field; under NOC 4411 Home Child Care Provider or NOC 4412 Home Support Worker. At least 2 years’ required for Permanent Residency
  • Have a genuine and valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Have at least CLB 5 language skills
  • At least 1 year post-secondary education or equivalent to Canadian standards

Job Offer Criteria (for Employers)

  • The job offer must be made using Offer of Employment IMM 5983
  • Job must be Full time and located anywhere in Canada but Quebec
  • The job offer must match the respective NOC 4411 or 4412
  • Employer should be able to display that they were unable to fill that role through a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

If you would like to know more, you may call (416) 290-5763 or email or message us using the contact form.

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