Caregivers are Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada. However, unlike most other foreign nationals in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, there are federal immigration caregiver programs available, that provides a direct pathway to permanent residence.
REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A CAREGIVER
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a program that started on June 18, 2019 that will allow Canadians to hire a foreign in-home caregiver.
- National Child Care Provider Pilot
- Home Support Worker Pilot
The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots provide in-home caregivers with the opportunity to become a permanent residence once they have 2 years of eligible work experience in Canada. It also lets their family members come to Canada to work or study while they get work experience.
As a Canadian employer, you can hire an in-home caregiver by finding an eligible candidate, either overseas or in Canada, and providing them with an offer of employment. The in-home caregiver will then submit their application to one of the pilots.
APPLYING FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Your Canadian immigration options will depend on your particular profile. Depending on your level of education, age, years of work experience, and language proficiency, you may be eligible for any number of immigration programs at either the federal or provincial level. The best way to discover all of your options is to consult us