Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: Assessing the Application Against Selection Criteria
The Home Child Care Provider Pilot is one of the caregiver pilots which was launched in 2019. It provides the opportunity to become permanent residents once they have 2 years of eligible work experience in Canada. This pathway is designed for foreign nationals with work experience under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4411. It lets their family members come to Canada to work or study while they get work experience.
The Home Child Care Provider Pilot is an economic pilot program targeting only foreign national caregivers who have a job offer or Canadian work experience in an eligible caregiver occupation and meet minimum education and language proficiency requirements.
Every applicant must have had temporary resident status and work authorization during the period of work experience acquired in Canada. Only authorized work will be calculated towards the work experience requirement.
To qualify for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot applicants must have:
- qualifying work experience as a home child care provider (NOC 4411).
- provided in-home care to children under the age of 18, whether in their own home or in the employee’s or child’s home.
Remember that Foster parents are not eligible to apply under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.
Applicants would be considered against the pass and fail selection criteria below, based on the information and documents provided in the application. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be approved:
- official language proficiency
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What are the Education requirements for Home Child Care Provider Pilot?
All applicants must provide evidence that they have either of the following completed items:
- foreign educational credential equivalent to the above and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Canadian 1-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential
A post-secondary Canadian educational credential is any
- certificate, or credential that is issued on the completion of a Canadian program of study or training institution that is recognized by the provincial authorities responsible for registering, accrediting, supervising, and regulating such institutions.
For all applicants with a foreign educational credential, the ECA report must
- have been issued on or after the date the ECA organization was designated by IRCC
- indicate that the credential is equivalent to a completed Canadian 1-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential
- be less than 5 years old on the date of application receipt
Every applicant must provide proof of either of the following:
- at least 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience, or
- a job offer and the ability to perform the work
During evaluating an applicant’s ability to perform the work, officers can refer to supporting documentation provided in the application. It may include the following, but is not limited to
- copies of relevant education credentials or training, which can include diplomas or certificates
- a copy of the applicant’s most recent work permit in Canada (if they’ve been working in Canada)
- proof of relevant previous work experience, such as employer reference letters, employment records, work contracts, pay stubs
To know more details about the application process for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot, you can contact one of our immigration specialists at Gunness & Associates.
Tel: (416) 604-2669
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