The Home child care provider pilot and Home support worker pilot replace the Caring for children and Caring for people with High medical needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they have acquired two years of Canadian Work experience.The two new pilots only provide work permits to caregivers who have a job offer in Canada and who meet the following criteria:
- Language test with CLB 5in English/French
- One year of Canadian post-secondary education or the foreign equivalent and
- Admissible to Canada.
Caregivers already working in Canada on a work permit who meet these criteria can also apply for permanent residence through the new pilot.
Criteria can also apply for permanent residence through the new pilots.Caregivers with work experience in NOC4412(excluding housekeepers) are eligible for PR through the Home Support worker pilot.Caregivers with work experience in National Occupational Classification NOC4411 (excluding foster parents) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care provider pilot.IRCC said the new pilots have a 12-month processing standard for work permit applications for permanent residence from those who meet the work experience requirement.