Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

The Home Support Worker Pilot is open to new applications

You can still apply under the new 2022 cap for the Home Support Worker Pilot. In 2022, we’ll accept up to 2,750 applications for this pilot.

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot is closed to new applications

As of Monday, January 17, 2022, we received at least 2,750 applications under this pilot. This means

  • the pilot is closed to new applications for 2022
  • we’ll return any other applications we receive and refund the fees.

The pilot will reopen to new applications on January 1, 2023. You can also look into other options for caregivers in Canada.

If you already applied

You don’t need to contact us about your application. We’ll send you a notification letter as soon as possible to confirm we received your application. It may take longer than usual for you to get this letter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are 5-year pilot programs that let qualified caregivers and their family members come to Canada with the goal of becoming permanent residents.

If you’ve been offered a job in Canada as a caregiver or have experience working in Canada as a caregiver, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through one of these pilots.

The application process will be different depending on your situation and how much qualifying work experience you have.

Qualifying work experience

Qualifying work experience means you’ve worked full-time in Canada in 1 of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) jobs:

National Occupational Classification 2021

On November 16, 2022, we’re switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

If you plan on submitting an application on or after November 16, 2022, your job offer or qualifying work experience must meet the NOC 2021 requirements.

  • Home child care provider – NOC 4411 will be replaced with NOC 44100
  • Home support worker – NOC 4412 will be replaced with NOC 44101

Tell us how much work experience you have to find out how to apply.

You’ve never worked full-time as a caregiver in Canada.


  • are working full-time as a caregiver in Canada right now, or
  • recently worked full-time as a caregiver in Canada

but you don’t have 24 months of experience yet

In the last 36 months, you’ve worked full-time as a caregiver in Canada for a total of 24 months or more.

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