Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker
Canada is caring for its caregivers by launching 2 new Caregiver pathway to help who come to this country make it their permanent home.
The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots opened for applications on June 18, 2019, replacing the expiring Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Need pilots.
How do the new Caregiver Pathway work?
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UPDATES on Caregiver Pathway :
⦁ The new pilots, Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker, will each have a maximum of 2,750 principal applicants, for 5,500 principal applicants per year, plus their immediate family.
⦁ Initial applications to the new pilots will have a 12-month processing service standard. A 6-month processing standard will apply for finalizing an application after the caregiver submits proof that they have met the work experience requirement.
⦁ Employers will no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment before hiring a caregiver overseas with the move to occupation-specific work permits under the Home Child Care and Home Support Worker pilots.
⦁ The expiring pilots will close to new applications on June 18, 2019. Caregivers who have applied before this date will continue to have their applications processed to a final decision.
⦁ Caregivers who have been working toward applying to the soon-to-be-expired pilots can now apply through either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot.