Canada Immigration stopped accepting new applications under Home Child Care Provider Pilot for 2020
November 16, 2020
Canada stopped accepting applications for permanent residence under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.
The pilot that was launched in tandem last summer, the Home Child Care Provider Pilot, has been filled. There were 2,750 applications submitted under this pilot. Applications will reopen on January 1, 2021.
People who already submitted applications to either pilot do not need to contact the immigration department. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will send notification letters to applicants once processing begins. IRCC says it may take longer than usual to send the letter because of the coronavirus pandemic.
These two five-year pilot programs let qualified caregivers and their family members come to Canada and apply for permanent residence.
Foreign nationals who have been offered jobs as caregivers in Canada may be able to apply for immigration through one of these pilots.
The application process will be different for each applicant depending on their situation, and qualifying work experience.
Qualifying work experience could mean having full time work experience as either a child care provider, or a home support worker. Experience as foster parents, or housekeepers does not count.
However, Canada is still accepting applications for permanent residence under the Home Support Worker Pilot.
The Canadian government webpage says it has not reached the cap for the pilot. The webpage will be updated if and when the government closes the pilot to new applications in 2020.