Caregiver program applications are currently accepted in Canada

Caregiver program applications are currently accepted in Canada

Fresh Opportunities for Canada’s Caregiver Programs

Current Status of 2024 Applications

  • Status Update for Gaining Experience Category
  • Status Update for Permanent Residence Category

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Understanding Canada’s Caregiver Programs

Under two 5-year pilot programs, namely the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot, qualifying family members and caregivers are allowed to enter Canada on a work permit with the ultimate objective of acquiring permanent residency.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must secure a job offer from a Canadian family to be eligible for any of these programs, and the requirement of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is waived.

Process Overview

Path to Permanent Residency

Qualifications for Permanent Residence

Eligible Occupations under Canada’s Caregiver Program

Home Child Care Providers (NOC 44100)

Home Support Worker Pilot (NOC 44101)

Key Criteria for Eligibility

Understanding the Two Categories in the Pilot Programs

Gaining Experience Category

It is intended for applicants who either have not worked or have less than 12 months of experience in occupations under NOC 44100 or NOC 44101.

Direct-to-Permanent Residency (PR) Category

To apply for a work permit, applicants need a valid full-time job offer, CLB level 5 in English or French, post-secondary education of at least 1 year, and relevant experience or training demonstrating their capability to perform the tasks outlined in the job offer.

Requirements for job offers in Canada Caregiver Pilot Programs

Genuine and valid employment offer

No Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Labour Market Opinion (LMO) is required for caregiver program applications.

Job offer criteria

The offered position must be full-time, requiring at least 30 hours of paid labor per week, excluding Quebec.

It should originate from a credible source, demonstrating a genuine need to hire the applicant for personal care or the care of a family member such as a parent, spouse, or child.

Application Process


Ensure readiness for January 1st by utilizing the official Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) guide tailored for home childcare providers and home support workers, depending on your circumstances.


Note: The Home Child Care Provider Pilot often reaches capacity quickly. For guidance on how to prepare for January 1st and initiate the application process, refer to this link.

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