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Canada Announces New Pilot Programs for Caregivers

Canada Introduces New Pilot Programs for Caregivers as Part of Immigration Reform

Without a doubt, caregivers from abroad are invaluable to many Canadian families, offering their hard work for the benefit of our children, seniors, and persons with disabilities. As part of the 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will admit over 15,000 caregivers as permanent residents.

However, the options for caregivers to immigrate to Canada, both temporarily to work and on a permanent basis, have varied greatly since the closure of the “Live-in Caregiver Program” in 2014. With the pending closure of the current pilot programs next month, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced new pilot programs for caregivers.

These pilot programs will provide home care workers with permanent residence (PR) on their arrival in Canada, provided they meet the following primary eligibility factors:

  • Provide language test results with a minimum of level 4 based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • Hold at least the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma.
  • Have recent and relevant work experience.
  • Receive an offer for a qualifying full-time home care job.

These new programs mark an important step forward in our commitment to meet the evolving home care needs of Canadians, and to offer a comprehensive path for so many hardworking caregivers.

More information and detailed eligibility will be available soon.

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