Home Support Worker or Home Child Care ProviderThese two caregiver programs opened in 2019, replacing the expired and past programs criticized for keeping some employees stuck in a non-healthy workplace with their families abroad. Another big improvement of the Home Support Worker and the Home Child Care Provider is that employees now receive an occupation-specific work permit instead of an employer-specific work permit. Therefore, you can change employers if necessary. Also, to guarantee caregivers will qualify to get permanent residence, IRCC will only give you a work permit if you hold a job offer in Canada and satisfy the criteria of any economic immigration programs. So, suppose you are a successful candidate under any caregiver program. In that case, you will be able to start earning the demanded two years of Canadian work experience to apply for permanent residence.
The Home Child Care Provider and the Home Support Worker Caregiver Program Benefit.
- They give occupation-specific work permits. It means that employees can change employers if they need it.
- Close family members will receive open work permits and or study permits. That way, they can come together and qualify for PR.
- It offers a clear and straightforward transition from temporary to permanent residency status. Ensuring that after a person meets the criteria under a caregiver program, they will be qualified to become Canadian permanent residents.
- Employers no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a foreign caregiver.