Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: How to apply

How to apply

Step 1: Complete your application

  1. Use the instruction guide to get the forms you need and to help you fill out the forms correctly
  2. Fill out the forms on a computer
  3. Some forms have a ‘Validate’ button that helps you check if you completed all the fields in the form. When you’re done filling out these forms, click ‘Validate’
    • If there are any fields you still need to fill out, they’ll be outlined in red
  4. After you successfully validate the forms, you’ll get a barcode page
  5. Print out all the forms, including the barcode pages
  6. Sign and date all forms
  7. Use the Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB) to make sure you have everything

Answer all questions carefully, completely and truthfully. There are serious consequences if you misrepresent yourself or leave out relevant information on your application.

Step 2: Pay your application fees

In most cases, your fees include:

You have to pay your fees online.

When you finish, you must print a receipt of your payment and include it with your application.


You and your family members may need to give your fingerprints and photograph (biometric information) at a biometric collection service point.

In most cases, you must pay a biometrics fee when you submit your application. Otherwise you may experience delays. The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.

After you pay the biometrics fee with a complete application, we’ll send you a letter to tell you if you need to give your biometrics and where you can go. You must show this letter when you give your biometrics.

You must give your biometrics in person. You should book an appointment.

Find out if you need to give biometrics.

Third-party fees

You have to pay third parties if you need a:

The instruction guide can help you understand which fees apply to you and how to pay them.

Step 3: Submit your application

Make sure you:

Before you submit your application, use the Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB) to make sure you don’t forget anything. If you forget something, your application will be sent back to you.

Mail your complete application to the appropriate address at the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Don’t send your application to any other processing center or migration office.

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