Application for permanent residence – Interim Pathway for Caregivers

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers ended on October 8, 2019. If you submitted an application before or on October 8, we’ll continue to process it.

If you need to send us your language test results or educational credential assessment, follow the instructions in the guide.

The interim pathway for caregivers is a dedicated pathway to permanent residence for temporary foreign worker caregivers who came to Canada and may have expected to obtain permanent residence but do not qualify under other caregiver pathways such as the Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker pilots.

This pathway is dedicated to caregivers who have:

  • language skills of at least a CLB 5 in English or French; and
  • 12 months of full-time work experience in Canada since November 30, 2014 in a relevant occupation; and
  • a minimum of a Canadian high school diploma or non-Canadian educational diploma, certificate or credential that’s equal to a Canadian high school diploma.

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.

If you are unsure if the Interim Pathway for Caregivers is the right pathway for you, check this chart to help you determine which pathway you may be eligible to apply for.

Read the instruction guide to help you fill out your application.

Fill out

Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.

To make sure you submit all the pages:

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  1. Click the “Validate” button. This button is at the top and bottom of the form.

    Note: Validate the form before you print it. This will help make sure you have answered all the questions. It will help avoid delays in processing your application.

  2. A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
  4. for best results:
    • print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper
    • use a laser printer
  5. Place the barcode page on top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.

Other forms:

Use the Document Checklist [IMM 0105] (PDF, 3.39MB) to make sure you include all the other forms and documents you need.

Pay the fees

Visit the Pay your fees page to learn about which payment methods we accept.


Mail your completed application to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton (CPC-E), Alberta.

Find out if you are eligible

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