Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: Language requirements

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

The applicant must demonstrate that they reach the threshold set by the Minister for language proficiency in either English or French, for each of the 4 language skill areas:

Along with their application, applicants must submit the results of an English or French language test from a designated testing organization to demonstrate that they meet the required language proficiencies. Results for all four skill areas must be demonstrated in one evaluation, as per Ministerial Instructions 32 (MI32), subparagraph 2(3)(a)(i). Results from multiple tests will not be accepted.

Language test results must be less than 2 years old at the time of receipt, and will be used as conclusive evidence of an applicant’s language proficiency. Other written evidence will not be considered.

The current language proficiency threshold set by the Minister is available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website (Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots).

Evidence of language proficiency

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