Canada is still accepting applications for permanent residence under the Home Support Worker Pilot.
The Canadian government webpage says it has not met the cap for the pilot project. The web page will be updated if and when the government closes the pilot project to new applications in 2020.
Another pilot project that was launched in tandem last summer, the Family Child Care Provider Pilot Project, has been completed. There were 2,750 applications submitted under this pilot project. Applications will reopen on January 1, 2021.
People who have already submitted applications to either pilot do not need to contact the immigration service. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will send notification letters to applicants once processing has started. IRCC says sending the letter may take longer than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
These two five-year pilot programs allow skilled caregivers and their families to come to Canada and apply for permanent residence.
Immigrants who have been offered caregiver jobs in the country may be able to apply for immigration through one of these pilots.
The application process will be different for each candidate depending on their situation and qualifying work experience.
The minimum required work experience could mean having full-time work experience as a child care provider or home help. Experience as foster parents or housekeepers does not count.
How to apply?
Individuals who already have at least 24 months of qualifying work experience may be eligible to apply for the pilot program corresponding to their field. Applicants will need to provide proof that they have this work experience.
As long as the immigrants who want to apply under this pilot immigration program meet other eligibility requirements, they may not need the full 24 months of work to apply.
Interested applicants who want to work as a home support worker in Canada can now apply, but those who want to work as a child care provider should apply next year.
When applying, applicants must submit a work permit application along with the application for permanent residence.
If the applicants meet the conditions, they will be issued a temporary work permit. This permit is a profession-restricted open work permit that allows holders to work as caregivers for any employer as long as they are not on the government blacklist.
Once applicants have acquired the required 24 months of work experience, they can submit proof of experience and Canada will make a final decision on their application.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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