CAREGIVERS/NANNY

Canada offers various pathways to caregivers to become permanent residents. In the past, different programs were opened to facilitate caregivers’ transition from work permit to Permanent status in Canada such as the Caring for Children program, Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program, and Interim Pathway for Caregivers. Currently, the Caregivers can obtain Permanent Residency in Canada through 2 pilot programs including Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker

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Home Child Care Provider

 

This 5-year pilot program was introduced in June 2019 for caregivers to come to Canada and get permanent resident status upon meeting the eligibility criteria.

 

  1. Have 24 months of full time (minimum 30 hours in a week) work experience in 36 months as a Home Childcare provider (NOC 4411)

  2. Minimum CLB 5 in English or NLCL 5 in French (less than 2 years old)

  3. Post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year in Canada/ECA report

 

 Home Support Worker

 

This pilot program was also introduced with the other programs.

 

  1. Have 24 months of full time (minimum 30 hours in a week) work experience in 36 months as a Home Childcare provider (NOC 4412)

  2. Minimum CLB 5 in English or NLCL 5 in French (less than 2 years old)

  3. Post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year in Canada/ECA report

Interesting Facts

 

  1. Caregivers do not require LMIA when applying for a work permit from outside Canada.

  2. PR application is submitted along with the work permit application together in the same package.

  3. Caregivers receive occupation-specific open work permits.

  4. Caregivers can continue working on a maintained status while awaiting their PR approval.

  5. Caregivers can extend their status under the temporary foreign worker program with a Labour Market Impact Assessment when not eligible for the PR.

  6. Home Child Care Provider Pilot is closed to new applications for 2021.