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New caregiver pilot programs to provide home care workers with PR status on arrival in Canada

Posted on: June 5, 2024

Caregivers from abroad are invaluable to Canadian families. Their hard work makes a difference in the lives of those they care for, including children, seniors and persons with disabilities.

As the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot come to a close in June 2024, Immigration Minister Marc Miller, has announced new, enhanced caregiver pilots.

The new pilot programs will provide home care workers with permanent residence (PR) on arrival in Canada. They will also be allowed to work for organizations that provide temporary or part­-time care for people who are semi-independent or recovering from an injury or illness. This will enable caregivers to find proper work with reliable employers and have clear, straightforward access to permanent resident status as soon as they arrive in Canada.

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