Canada PR for Caregivers on Arrival under new pilot programs for caregivers

Author: John Black | | Categories: Permanent Residence, Work in Canada

Canada PR for Caregivers

Canada PR for Caregivers on Arrival under new pilot programs for caregivers. Canada’s Immigration Minister Marc Miller introduced new pilot programs for foreign caregivers, replacing soon-to-expire programs. The initiatives acknowledge caregivers’ vital roles and grant them permanent residence upon arrival. They can work for organizations providing temporary or part-time care for semi-independent individuals or those recovering from illnesses. This approach ensures suitable employment and clear access to permanent residency. 

Applicants must meet criteria including language proficiency, equivalent Canadian high school education, relevant work experience, and a full-time home care job offer. This move shows Canada’s commitment to addressing its population’s diverse home care needs.

This requirement varies from prior pilot programs, which needed a CLB of 5 and one year of Canadian postsecondary education (or a foreign equivalent). In addition, the programs required at least six months of work experience. IRCC has yet to specify the work experience criterion for the new pilot programs but says further specifics will be published closer to the full launch.

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship stated: 

“Caregivers play a critical role in supporting Canadian families, and our programs need to reflect their invaluable contributions. As we work to implement a permanent caregivers program, these two new pilots will not only improve support for caregivers but also provide families with the quality care they deserve.”

“This new pathway means that caregivers can more easily find proper work with reliable employers and have a clear, straightforward access to permanent-resident status as soon as they arrive in Canada,” IRCC said in a statement.

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