On June 19, 2019 Canada has launched two new 5-year pilot programs for caregivers. This provides opportunity to work in Canada as caregiver and also to become permanent resident of Canada in 2 years time period. With this new pilot program Canada intends to welcome 5,500 families per year. Once they have accumulated two years of work experience, the pathway to permanent residence is guaranteed.
Requirements and application process for new caregiver pilot program:
To qualify for this program caregivers need a valid job offer to work in Canada, additionally
The language tests accepted for these pilots are CELPIP-G (English), IELTS – general training (English) and TEF (French). The test results must be less than 2 years old when submitting the application.
Unique features of Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots
The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots will, according to the Canadian government’s website, allow "a clear transition from temporary to permanent status, to ensure that once caregivers have met the work experience requirement, they will be able to become permanent residents quickly".