Canada is still open for permanent residence applications through the Home Support Worker Pilot applications.
The webpage of the Canadian Government says that Canada is yet to reach the intake limit for the Home Support Worker Pilot. And the government will close the pilot and update the webpage once the required number of applications has been filled.
The Home Child Care Provider Pilot is another program that was initiated by the Canadian government last year. Canada received nearly 2,750 applications for permanent residence under this pilot. The government has now closed applications for this program. The application window will open again on January 1, 2021.
The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) will issue notification letters to candidates who have already submitted PR applications under either of the two pilots.
The Home Support Worker Pilot and the Home Care Child Provider Pilot are two five-year immigration programs that allow skilled caregivers to settle in Canada along with their family members and apply for PR.
Foreign nationals with job offers as caregivers in Canada are eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through any one of these pilots.
Candidates require a qualifying work experience of a minimum of 24 months to apply under these pilots. The work experience must be full time either as a home support worker, or a child care provider. Experience as a housekeeper or a foster parent is not counted as a qualifying work experience.
Applicants have to give work experience proof. However, if candidates fulfill other eligibility requirements, they can be exempt from the requirement of full 24 months of work experience.
People who want to work in Canada as home support workers can apply now as the application window is open for them.
Please note: Candidates have to submit an application for a work permit along with the permanent residence application.