Program delivery update: Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
June 18, 2019
The instructions for applications related to permanent residence and temporary residence have been updated, following the June 18, 2019, launch of the Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. These pilots, published in Ministerial Instructions, are replacing the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots. Applications received under the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots received on or after June 18, 2019, will not be accepted.
Applicants under the Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot can apply from within or outside Canada. Applicants may also apply with or without at least 24 months of qualifying work experience.
- Applicants applying without 24 months of qualifying work experience are issued an occupation-restricted open work permit once they pass select eligibility and admissibility requirements.
- Applicants who have 24 months of qualifying work experience, and who meet all the other eligibility requirements, may be eligible for a bridging open work permit.
Accompanying family members (spouses and dependants) are also eligible to accompany the principal applicant to Canada. Applications for work permits and study permits for accompanying family members must be sent along with the principal applicant’s permanent residence application.
Additionally, on June 18, 2019, Ministerial Instructions were issued to allow officers to refuse to process certain Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-required work permit applications received under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) from caregivers applying from overseas, as long as the LMIA application has been received on or after June 18, 2019, by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
New permanent residence instructions
- Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot
- Application process and who can apply
- Completeness check upon receipt
- Assessing the application against selection criteria
- Admissibility and final decision
- Making a final decision
- Language requirements
New temporary residence instructions
- Occupation-restricted open work permits for caregivers
- Refusal to process
- Bridging open work permits for caregivers
Updated permanent residence instructions
Updated temporary residence instructions
- Bridging open work permits for certain federal economic class applicants
- Overview of changes for work permits issued to caregivers
- Functional guidance on temporary residents: Table of contents
- Officer quick reference guide to occupations
- Temporary workers: Landing page
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption codes
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