On Thursday, April 15, Minister Mendicino announced plan to accelerate caregiver application processing. Six thousand caregiver applications will be prioritized by the end of 2021; 1,500 by June 30, 2021. According to Minister Mendicino “Caregivers from abroad play an important role in supporting Canadian families who are unable to find the care they need for a family member in Canada” The global COVID-19 disrupted life in Canada and around the world, including to application processing at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
IRCC will finalize permanent residence applications for up to 6,000 caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience and their immediate family members, by December 31, 2021, make at least 1,500 first-stage decisions on applications for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots by June 30, 2021.
Prioritization of these decisions will allow more caregiver work permits to be issued for those who have valid job offers to work for families in Canada.
increase the digitization of caregiver applications ensure applicants receive acknowledgment of receipt letters by May 31, 2021.
The Minister recognize that many caregivers working in Canada are waiting anxiously to be reunited with their loved ones, and they need their applications to be processed for that to happen.
If you’re a caregiver whose application is stuck in the process, we can help, contact us at [email protected] to book your consultation.