Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: Changes for the 2023 application process

As of January 1st, you can apply under the 2023 caps for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot.

There are changes to the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot for the 2023 application process. Review these changes below.

Changes to the pilot caps

We only accept a certain number of applications each year. In 2023, we’ll accept the number of applications below.

Home Child Care Provider Pilot

Home Support Worker Pilot

How to get ready for the cap reset

The cap for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot fills quickly. You may want to prepare as much as you can before the cap resets. You can

Changes to how you can apply

We recently updated the information and forms for these pilots. Before you apply, make sure you

  • use our guides to find which category you should apply to
  • review the information about the category you’re applying to
  • use the latest versions of each form

You must apply online through the Permanent Residence Portal. You’ll need to create a new application to be able to apply. You won’t be able to access any applications you started before Jan 1, 2023.

Once you sign in to the portal, choose “Economic” when asked which program you’re applying to. You’ll then see the 4 categories available for these pilots (as long as the cap isn’t full):

Make sure you choose the right category. If you choose the wrong category, we may return or refuse your application.

If you can’t apply online

If you need accommodations, including for a disability, you can ask for the application in another format (paper, braille or large print).
You must ask for an alternate format before the cap for your category is full. We won’t accept any requests after the cap is full.

If you ask for an alternate format

  • follow our instructions on what to do
  • also include this information
    • which pilot you’re applying for
    • which category you’re applying for (Gaining experience or Direct to permanent residence)
    • if you’re applying to the Gaining experience category only, which application package you need (guide 0104 A1 or guide 0104 A2)

Our mailing address is changing

Make sure you mail your application to the correct address for 2023 applications. You’ll get this address when you ask for an alternate format. We won’t accept and will return any applications mailed to the wrong address.

What happens if the cap is already full when you apply

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