As of 18 June 2019, Canada has introduced two new home caregiver pilots to help home support providers immigrate to Canada. They serve as replacements for the LCP (Live-in Caregiver Program), which was closed to new applicants at the same time. But fear not, under the new home care provider pilots you will be able to apply for permanent residence if you have a valid job offer or already have work experience in Canada as a caregiver as well as meet the eligibility requirements.
If you are already working in Canada and applied through the Live-in Caregiver Program for permanent residency before the cut-off date, 18 June 2019, your application is still valid. Once you have two years of work experience you must submit proof to Canadian immigration authorities.
- The Home Child Care Provider Pilot
- The Home Support Worker Pilot
Both 5-year pilots are aimed at helping foreign skilled and experienced home child care providers and home support workers relocate to Canada and gain permanent residency.