Caregiver Pathways

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a limited time pathway to permanent residence for qualifying in-home caregivers and their families. If you have work experience in Canada as a home child care provider or home support worker, you may be able to apply for permanent residence.

Applications will be accepted for 3 months from March 4, 2019 to June 4, 2019.


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»  Requirements before you can apply for work permit:

  1. Interim Pathway for Caregivers

    You can apply for permanent residence through the Interim Pathway for Caregivers if you:

    • have at least 1 year of work experience as a home child provider or a home support worker
    • meet minimum language and education requirements
  2. Caring for Children Program

    You can apply through the Caring for Children class if you:

    • have been working as a home child care provider in Canada for at least 2 years
    • meet minimum language and education requirements

    The Caring for Children Program is scheduled to end on November 29, 2019. To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to meet the requirements and submit your application before November 29, 2019.

  3. Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program

    You can apply through the Caring for People with High Medical Needs class if you:

    • have been working in Canada for at least 2 years as a:
      • registered nurse
      • licensed practical nurse
      • nurse aide or orderly
      • home support worker
    • meet minimum language and education requirements

    The Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program is scheduled to end on November 29, 2019. To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to meet the requirements and submit your application before November 29, 2019.

  4. Live-in Caregiver Program

    You can apply for permanent residence through the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) if you have at least 2 years of work experience in the program and:

    • you’re already working in Canada with an LCP work permit, or
    • you were approved for your first LCP work permit based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada on or before November 30, 2014

    If you have work experience in Canada as a caregiver but don’t qualify for any of the options above, you may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through a different program.




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All the information presented here are extracted from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. For more information, please visit the website at www.cic.gc.ca