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New Caregiver Pilot Project

IRCC has come out with 2 new pilot projects for the caregiver class. It will be replacing the caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs pilots. Both these projects, Home Child-Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP) and Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP) opened for applications on June 18, 2019.

The applicants get a work permit for this class once they have a job offer on their name, meanwhile they should also meet the standard criteria for Canada’s other economic immigration programs. These individuals can work in Canada for a period of 2 years which would then make them eligible to apply for permanent resident status.

The work permits in this particular case are purely occupation specific and not employer specific. This is a sigh of relief to many as certain exigencies do arise as a result of which the caregivers fail to finish the mandatory work hours to gain eligibility through one single employer. Employers hiring a caregiver through the new pilots are using a new job offer template to do so compared to usual methods followed through the Labor Market Impact Assessment process. Another advantage is that study and work permits are provided to the family members of the applicant.

Thus there is a smooth and transparent transition from being a foreign national with a work permit to a permanent resident in 2 years of time.

Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots thus will be replaced by Home Child-Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP) and Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP) with effect from June 18, 2019.

The pilots,, will each have a maximum of 2,750 applicants, for a total of 5,500 applicants per year, including their immediate family.

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