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 have attained a language proficiency of level 5 in the Canadian Language Benchmarks or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens 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 4 skill areas must be demonstrated in 1 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.

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