Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
These programmes are set to launch later in 2019 and along with
These new five-year pilots are designed to provide caregivers with greater flexibility to change jobs quickly and easily and creates the possibility for accompanying family members to receive open work permits or study permits in Canada.
IRCC mentioned that the eligibility criteria and application process for the new pilots will be announced “well before” the expiration of Canada’s two current caregiver pilots on November 29, 2019,
Interim Pathway for Caregivers Eligibility
The Interim Pathway for Caregivers will open temporarily for caregivers who have acquired work experience in Canada since November 30, 2014, as a home childcare provider, home support worker or a combination of both being temporary work permit.
IRCC says there is no limit on the number of applications that it will accept through the Interim Pathway for Caregivers.
This temporary pathway will be open to those who intend to reside outside of Quebec and who:
Are authorized to work in Canada on a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) work permit (at the time of applying);
Those who have acquired at least one year of full-time Canadian work experience in an eligible caregiver occupation, other than
Who have a Canadian high school diploma, or equivalent foreign credential proven with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA
Foreign credentials will require an ECA that must be issued within five years before the date of application by an approved organization designated that the foreign diploma, certificate or credential is equivalent to a completed Canadian secondary school diploma.
Must have a minimum proficiency in English or French equivalent to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for all four bands ( writing, speaking, reading and listening).
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