Canada: New Caregiver Immigrant Pilot Program

Key Points  

  • Canada introduced a new pilot program to replace the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot programs  


The government of Canada launched a new pilot program to meet the needs of caregivers and their families supported by caregivers. The new pilot program grants permanent residence status to caregivers upon arrival in Canada.  

Applicants will also be allowed to work for organizations that provide temporary or part­time care for semi-independent people recovering from an injury or illness. This new pathway means that caregivers can more easily find proper work with reliable employers and have clear, straightforward access to permanent resident status as soon as they arrive in Canada. 

Through these new pilot programs, candidates interested in working in Canada’s home care sector will be eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria: 

  • attain a minimum of level 4 based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 
  • hold the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma 
  • have recent and relevant work experience 
  • receive an offer for a full-time home care job 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest updates and information. 


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., or another qualified professional of your choosing. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult your Envoy representative, or another qualified representative of your choosing.