Pilot programs are now opened to take Canadian Caregivers

Canada would now be accepting applications to its new pilots under Canada’s NOC list for 2019 . These are the Home Support Worker Pilot and the Home Child Provider Pilot. Moreover, Canada would also offer an opportunity for eligible caregivers to become permanent residences.

The above norm would apply only when the individual has at least two years of work experience. It’s necessary for the person to be an experienced professional working in Canada.

To get work permits, caregivers must meet certain criteria. Every applicant has to go through a test which would represent their skills with English or French. It’s necessary to score at least 5 points as the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).

The caregivers should also have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education. They should get a degree from an institute located in Canada.

Work permits will not be issued if the person holds a criminal record. In such a scenario, the attendants would be allowed to enter Canada only when they get a Temporary Resident Permit.

If the caregiver is already meeting the above criteria, then he can certainly apply for permanent residence through the pilots. On the other hand, caregivers who have adequate work experience in taking care of people are also eligible for permanent residence.

Canada’s NOC list for 2019, the work experience should fall under the groups, 4411 and 4412.

 As the applications are accepted, officials wouldn’t consider housekeepers and foster parents. According to IRCC, the new pilots would have to wait for a year’s time to get the work permit. But, for those who are applying for permanent residence, the new pilots will get the work permit after a span of six months.

As 2018 passed by, both the pilots have come up with some major changes.

Instead of offering employer-specific work permits, the caregivers would be given some other work permits. This would certainly help the individuals to offer services to new employers.

Once the eligibility criteria are met, the family members of the caregiver can also avail a work permit. They are also qualified to get a study permit whenever they wish to pursue their studies.

If the caregiver is from a different region, then the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) wouldn’t be considered.

IRCC further stated that the caregivers don’t have to worry about the transition from temporary to permanent status. Everything would occur smoothly only when the caregiver has a work experience of 2 years. However, the work experience should be acquired in 36 months much before an individual applies for permanent residence.

The number of individuals who would apply to the pilots would be 2750 annually. David Cohen, the Senior partner at Campbell, highlighted that the necessary support would be given to caregivers.

Later, IRCC would take initiatives for reopening the pathway for three months. The plan would be applicable to new applicants from July 8 2019.

The pathway is basically for those who have work experience since November 30, 2014. The attendant must have taken care of children or should have offered support to families. In case the caregiver has gone through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, then they can also benefit from the pathway.

When it’s time to go through the work experience, it should be as per the group 4412 or 4411. These groups have been stated under Canada’s NOC list for 2019.

The Interim Pathway would only be reopened to individuals who prefer living outside Quebec. Such individuals have to meet either one of the following criteria.

  • The person should be authorized to work in Canada on a work permit
  • This permit should be different from the one for the Live-in Caregiver Program
  • The person should have applied for renewing a work permit different than that for the Live-in Caregiver Program.

Post application, the person should be eligible for restoring the status. They would also qualify to hold a work permit other than the current work permit.

Way before working with a company, the applicant should have obtained a certificate. This certificate should represent educational diploma or high school diploma. The latter should be completed from a Canadian institute while the former from a non-Canadian institute. It’s completely fine if the credential is equivalent to that of the high school diploma.

In case the person has completed his education from a different country, then he would have to present some documents. These should be related to Educational Credential Assessments (ECA). This credential should be issued within five years before the date of application. Once the certificate is verified, the credential would be equivalent to a secondary school diploma.

To know more on whether you’re eligible for the caregiver immigration programs, you need to fill up an online form. Initially, you need to enter your personal details and mark the right option if you have children.

Moving ahead, you need to mark yourself to state English and French language proficiency.

When you come to the ‘Education and Training’ section, you just need to click ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. You must confirm if you’ve worked for 10 years and whether you have an Express Entry profile. It’s necessary to create an Express Entry profile when you wish to immigrate to Canada.

You may think about filling up the details regarding personal net worth. But, eventually, you need to decide whether you wish to give these details.

In the end, you may think about providing some more information relevant to the immigration assessment.

As soon as you click ‘Yes’, you can state some points in the desired fields.

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Pilot programs are now opened to take Canadian Caregivers
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