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

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.

How to apply

You can now apply online

You can use our new portal to apply for these pilots. We strongly recommend you use it to apply (opens in a new tab) .

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.

Biometrics

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

You can now apply online

You can use our new portal to apply for these pilots. We strongly recommend you use it to apply (opens in a new tab) .

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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