Caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs classes: Application process and who can apply
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Who can apply
Those eligible to apply are foreign nationals who have the ability to become economically established in Canada, intend to reside in a province other than Quebec, and meet all of the following pass or fail criteria:
- two years of full-time Canadian work experience in an eligible occupation within the past four years;
- the minimum language proficiency threshold set for that occupation;
- the minimum education requirement;
- the relevant employment requirements listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description of an eligible occupation, including licensing requirements if applicable.
Submitting an application
All applications for permanent residence under the caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs classes must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta (CPC-E).
Eligibility for processing
A maximum of 2750 complete applications will be processed per year in each class as authorized by Ministerial Instructions. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in R10 and in the application kit to be considered complete and eligible for processing.
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