Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: Get your work experience
Get your work experience
Occupation-restricted open work permit
To get the work experience you need to qualify for permanent residence, you’ll get an occupation-restricted open work permit to work temporarily in Canada.
With this work permit:
- you must work as a home child care provider (NOC 4411) or home support worker (NOC 4412)
- you can work for any employerFootnote *
- your employer doesn’t need a Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire you
- you can change employers without getting a new work permit or a new job offer
- your dependents are eligible to apply for an open work permit or a study permit
Get a social insurance number
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you will need to work in Canada and to access government programs and benefits. You should apply for a SIN as soon as possible after you arrive in Canada.
To apply for your SIN, contact the nearest Service Canada office.
Work experience you need to support your permanent residence application
To support your application for permanent residence, you need to get at least 24 months of qualifying work experience.
You don’t have to work 24 months in a row, just 24 months total.
Send us proof of your work experience
When you have 24 months of qualifying work experience, send us proof. You must send us proof of your qualifying work experience no later than 36 months after you get your work permit.
Make sure to keep any documents to show that you have 24 months of work experience such as:
- job offers
- pay stubs
- tax information issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
See the Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB) for what to send as proof. The instruction guide tells you how to submit it.
After you send us proof of your work experience, we make a final decision on your permanent residence application based on:
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