Program delivery update: Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

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.

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.

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 instructions

New permanent residence instructions

New temporary residence instructions

Updated permanent residence instructions

Updated temporary residence instructions

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