Federal government announces new pilot programs to ease permanent residency for caregivers

On June 15, 2019, IRCC published a press release, on the launch of two new pilot programs for foreign caregivers. The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker programs come into effect replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots. Caregivers will now be assessed for permanent residency eligibility up front before coming to work in Canada. With the benefit of this assessment, they can come to Canada knowing that once they meet the work experience requirement, they have an assured pathway to permanent residency. Now, the kids can come together with the caregiver and the spouses as well can come and work in Canada on an open work permit. The new programs also change work permit criteria from employer-based to occupation-based.

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