Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: About the process

About the process

If you have some qualifying work experience, but less than 24 months, you can apply for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot, as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements.

How the process works:

  1. You apply to either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot, depending on which occupation you plan to work in.
  2. You submit a work permit application together with your permanent residence application.
  3. If you meet the requirements, you get a work permit to work in Canada temporarily.
  4. The work permit you get is an occupation-restricted open work permit and lets you work as a caregiver for any employerFootnote *.
  5. Get at least 24 months of work experience to qualify for permanent residence.
  6. You send us proof of your work experience once you have enough.
  7. We make a final decision on your application for permanent residence.

Family members

Your family members are also eligible to come with you to Canada. If they want to work or study while in Canada, you can include their work or study permit applications with your application.

If you’re already working in Canada

If you’re already working in Canada as a home child care provider or home support worker, you can:

  • apply to one of these pilots to complete your work experience, or
  • keep working on your current work permit until you have 24 months of work experience.

If you choose to keep working on your current work permit, when you have enough work experience come back and follow the instructions for caregivers who have 24 months of qualifying work experience.

If your current work permit is expiring, find out how to extend it.

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