In Canada, caregivers have the option either to work temporarily or to reside permanently within the country.
The Home Support Worker Pilot program and the Home Child Care Provider Pilot program runs for five years. Competent caregivers and members of their families whose goal is to reside in Canada permanently can migrate into the country. An individual can use one of these pilot programs and enroll to become a permanent Canadian resident, provided they get a job offer to work as a caregiver in the country or after they gain experience working as a caregiver in Canada. Apart from these conditions, additional criteria must be met to be eligible for permanent residence and a work permit under the two pilot programs. The additional requirements are as follows:
The pilot programs also allow an applicant to receive an open work permit that they can use to work in the country temporarily. The open work permit:
An individual’s recent occupation as a home support worker or as a home childcare provider contributes to the experience required to make them eligible for permanent residence.
New applicants cannot access the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) because one needs to have at least a two-year work experience in the program to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Additionally, the applicants through this program:
The options described above might restrict an individual with caregiver work experience from applying for permanent residence in Canada. In the event of this occurrence, the individual can explore other programs that increase their eligibility for moving into the country.
Temporary work for caregivers
You will be able to work temporarily in case you fail to fulfil permanent residency requirements as a caregiver if :
Or you’ll be working in Quebec