Permanent Residence For Caregivers

Canada’s Interim permanent residence pathway for caregivers now opens to applications

Canada’s Interim Pathway for Caregivers for Canadian permanent residence is now open to applications from eligible in-home temporary foreign worker caregivers who came to Canada after November 30, 2014.

The temporary pathway will remain open until June 4, 2019, and there is no cap on the number of applications that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept and process under this pathway.

Who is eligible?

The temporary program is a dedicated pathway to permanent residence for individuals who have acquired work experience in Canada since November 30, 2014 as a home support worker, home childcare provider or a combination of both through Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program that matches the initial description and list of main duties for Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) Group 4411 or 4412.

In order to be eligible, candidates must intend to reside outside of Quebec and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in Canada on a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP); or
  • Candidate must have applied for a renewal of a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit; or
  • Candidates must have applied and are eligible for restoration of status, and held a work permit other than for a Live-in Caregiver Program as their most recent work permit; and
  • Candidates must possess language skills of at least a CLB/NCLC 5 in English or French; and
  • Candidates need to have at least 12 months of full-time Canadian work experience in a relevant occupation since November 30, 2014; and
  • Candidates should have completed a one –year Canadian high school diploma or equivalent foreign credential proven with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)l;

Caregivers whose current or most recent work permit is through the Live-in Caregiver Program are not eligible to apply through the interim pathway.

Fees:                         From $1,040

Processing time:     12 months

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