This program is a pilot with yearly cap of 2750 applications in each category yearly to replace the live-in-caregiver program. Applicants under the Home Child-Care Provider or Home Support Worker pilots can apply with or without 24 months of eligible Canadian work experience.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the minimum language proficiency in either English or French, for each of the 4 language skill areas:
Test results must be less than 2 years old at the time of application receipt.
All applicant must provide evidence that they have either of the following completed items:
- Canadian one-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential
- foreign educational credential and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report of equivalent to Canadian one-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential issued by an organization designated by IRCC.
- Report must be less than 5 years old on the date of application receipt
All applicant will be assessed for qualifying Canadian work experience once they have submitted proof of this requirement. The assessment will take place either upfront in their initial permanent resident application or after the issuing of an occupation-restricted open work permit through one of these pilots. To qualify under this program at the time of application for permanent residence applicants must have 24 months Canadian experience in a qualifying occupation within 36 months of obtaining occupation specific open work permit.
Applicants who meet other eligibility criteria other than the 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience at the time of their application for permanent residence will receive an occupation-specific open work permit. They must meet the 24 months work experience in qualifying occupation NOC 4411 or 4412 excluding housekeepers & related occupations within 36 months of receiving the work permit.
Applicants who do not have at least 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience must also provide proof of both of the following:
- a job offer for full-time employment (full time means at least 30 hours of paid work per week)
- the ability to perform the work
Applicants (outside or inside Canada) who have from 0 to 23 months of eligible Canadian work experience must apply for an initial occupation-restricted open work permit at the same time as their application for permanent residence (APR). If all permanent residence requirements are met except for the work experience, an occupation-restricted open work permit is issued under NOC 4411 or NOC 4412 to allow caregivers to come to Canada as temporary residents and acquire the 24 months of work experience within 3 years. The 3-year period starts on the day the work permit is issued.
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