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Canada is introducing new caregiver pilot programs, providing foreign caregivers with permanent residency upon arrival. As the existing Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots approach their conclusion, this initiative ensures that caregivers can continue to provide essential support to Canadian families, Wego reports.

 

The announcement, made by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller, aims to address the critical home care needs of children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Foreign caregivers play an invaluable role in Canadian households, and these programs seek to facilitate their employment and integration into Canadian society.

Under the new pilot programs, caregivers will receive permanent residence upon their arrival in Canada. This status allows them to work for organizations that offer temporary or part-time care for individuals who are semi-independent or recovering from an injury or illness. This flexibility helps caregivers find suitable jobs with trustworthy employers and ensures they have a straightforward path to becoming permanent residents.

To be eligible for these new programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • achieve at least level 4 in the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • possess a Canadian high school diploma or its equivalent
  • have relevant and recent work experience
  • secure a full-time job offer in-home care

Details about the new pilot programs, including full eligibility criteria and application processes, will be released before the official launch. This initiative underscores Canada’s commitment to supporting its diverse population’s evolving home care needs and ensuring that caregivers have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.