Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

We’ve received at least 2,750 applications under the Home Child Care Provider pilot. Because of this

  • the pilot is closed to new applications for 2020
  • we’ll return any other applications we received and refund the fees

The pilot will reopen on January 1, 2021.

We’re not close to reaching the cap for the Home Support Worker Pilot. You can still apply under this pilot. We’ll update this page if and when we close that pilot to new applications for 2020.

For now, you don’t need to contact us about an application you submitted in 2020 under either pilot. We’re still in the process of opening applications now that our offices are open again.

If we accept your application into processing for 2020, we’ll send you a notification letter. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may take longer than usual for you to get the letter.

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:

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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