Guide 0104 – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker

About the Pilots

Under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot, if you have less than 24 months of eligible Canadian work experience at the time you apply, you will be assessed for permanent residence eligibility before you begin working in Canada. Once you have acquired 24 months of eligible work experience under an occupation-restricted work permit (within a 36 months period after the work permit was issued), you will have access to a direct pathway to become a permanent resident.

If you have already acquired at least 24 months of eligible work experience in Canada as a home child care provider or home support worker, within the last 36 months at the time of applying, you can apply for permanent residence without needing to acquire further work experience under these pilots.

Do you intend to work in Quebec?

If you intend to reside in the province of Quebec, you do not qualify to apply under these pilots.

To be eligible for these pilots, you must show that you intend to reside as permanent residents in a province other than Quebec.

If you have less than 24 months of eligible Canadian work experience at the time of your application for permanent residence, you must show that you have obtained a job offer for a position in a province outside Quebec.

Which of the following options best describes your situation?

Option 1: You have already acquired at least 24 months of qualifying work experience in Canada in the last 36 months (at the time of application) under NOC 4411 or NOC 4412

Option 2: You have less than 24 months of work experience and are applying from outside of Canada

Option 3: You have less than 24 months of work experience, are applying from within Canada, and are eligible to apply for a work permit from within Canada.

Option 4: You have less than 24 months of work experience, are applying from within Canada, but are not eligible to apply for a work permit from within Canada.

You are eligible to apply from within Canada if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • you have a valid study or work permit, have maintained your status or are eligible for restoration
  • your spouse, common-law partner or parents have a valid study or work permit
  • you’ve graduated from a program at a Canadian:
    • university
    • community college
    • CÉGEP
    • publicly funded trade/technical school, or
    • other eligible school
  • you’re waiting on a decision on a separate application for permanent residence from inside Canada
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