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Caregiver Program

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Right now, there are three ways to get Permanent Residence in Canada through caregiver program. All of them require you to have 24 months of Canadian experience as a caregiver. If you do not have this experience, you must accumulate it by November 29, 2019 and file your application before that date.

Live-In Caregiver Program

The program is closed to new applicants since November 30, 2014. You may qualify for Permanent Residence in Canada if you have already accumulated 24 months or 3,900 hours of caregiving experience in Canada. The 3,900 hours must be accumulated from a minimum of 22 months.

This work experience must be acquired within 4 years of your arrival in Canada. If you want to come to Canada and work as a caregiver, you should seek a regular work permit.

Caring for Children Program

To qualify for Permanent residence under this stream you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 3,900 hours of authorized full-time work within four years from the time of arrival in Canada as a [1]home childcare provider;
  • Demonstrate the Canadian Language Benchmark 5 as verified by the results of a designated third-party language test;
  • Complete a Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year or an equivalent foreign credential supported by a designated third-party Educational Credential Assessment.

The Program is a pilot scheduled to complete on November 29, 2019. Before that time, IRCC intends to determine how caregivers will apply for permanent residence.

Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program

To qualify for permanent residence under this stream you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 3,900 hours of authorized full-time work within four years from the time of arrival in Canada providing in-home or health facility care to persons with disabilities, chronic disease, or elderly people above 65 years of age as a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, a licensed practical nurse, a nurse aide, a patient service associate or a home support worker;
  • Be licensed to practice in Canada, if applicable (for nursing occupations);
  • If applying as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, you must satisfy the Canadian Language Benchmark 7 as supported by the results of a designated third-party language test;
  • If applying in any other qualifying occupation, you must satisfy the Canadian Language Benchmark 5 as supported by the results of a designated third-party language test;
  • Complete a Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year, or an equivalent foreign credential supported by a designated third-party Educational Credential Assessment.

To be eligible under this stream, the Temporary Foreign Worker must demonstrate that they performed two-years of duties in Canada, as described in one of the following National Occupational Classifications:

  • [2]Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • [3]Licensed practical nurses
  • [4] Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • [5]Home support workers and related occupations, but not Housekeepers and related occupations

The Program is a pilot scheduled to complete on November 29, 2019. Before that time, IRCC intends to determine how caregivers will apply for permanent residence.

How we can help

We have assisted hundreds of caregivers in becoming Canadian Permanent Residents upon meeting the program requirements. We will be glad to be of assistance in your specific situation. Please contact us for an assessment of your eligibility to apply under this program.

At Jane Katkova & Associates, we can do all the paperwork associated with the application for PR based on your caregiver experience.

We will help you determine eligibility, gather the documents, pay the fees and, most importantly, complete the application forms. With 20+ years of experience behind us, we will make sure that you are all set to get your Permanent Resident status through recognition of your caregiver experience.

Contact us for a quote, or if you have any questions.

References and Footnotes

  1. home childcare provider (NOC 4411)
  2. registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012)
  3. licensed practical nurse (NOC 3233)
  4. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413)
  5. Home support workers and related occupations (NOC 4412)
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