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. This permit lets you 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)
- Your qualifying work experience must be in 1 of these jobs. It cannot be a mix of both jobs.
- 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.
Any work experience you have before you apply can count to your 24 months as long as:
- you show that your job matched the NOC job description and you must have done most of the main duties
- all 24 months of total work experience is gained in the 36 month period before you send us proof
- this includes past and future work experience
- it was full-time work of at least 30 hours of paid work each week
- you weren’t a full-time student while you were working
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 based on:
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