As the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot will end on June 17, 2024, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today on June 3 2024 announced new, improved caregiver pilots. This will allow caregivers to continue coming to Canada as the government works towards making the caregiver pilot programs permanent.

Under the new pilot programs home care workers will receive permanent residence (PR) status on arrival in Canada. They will also be permitted to work for organizations that provide temporary or part-time care for semi-independent individuals or those recovering from injury or illness. This new pathway aims to make it easier for caregivers to find suitable work with reliable employers and obtain permanent resident status upon arrival in Canada.

To be eligible for these new pilot programs, candidates interested in working in Canada’s home care sector must meet the following criteria:

  • attain a minimum of level 4 based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • hold the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma
  • have recent and relevant work experience
  • receive an offer for a full-time home care job

These new PR on arrival pilot programs represent a significant step in Canada’s efforts to meet the evolving home care needs of its diverse population. More information, including full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, will be provided before the official launch of the pilots.

Agnihotri Immigration Consulting is here to support you on your immigration journey with the new caregiver pilot programs. Our experienced team will guide you through every step of the process, with our expertise, we aim to make your transition to Canada as smooth as possible, ensuring you can benefit from the new pathway to permanent residence upon arrival. Contact Agnihotri Immigration Consulting today to start your journey toward a successful and fulfilling career in Canada’s home care sector.