Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot – Gaining experience category: 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:

National Occupational Classification 2021

On November 16, 2022, we switched to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

If you submitted an application before November 16, 2022, your job offer or qualifying work experience will still be assessed as per the NOC 2016 requirements.

  • Home child care provider – NOC 4411 was replaced with NOC 44100
  • Home support worker – NOC 4412 was replaced with NOC 44101

Transition to NOC 2021

If you are applying under NOC 2021 in the Gaining experience category, we will still accept NOC 2016 job offers during the transition period. Your job offer will be considered valid so long as it meets the listed eligibility criteria of the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot.

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 at least 12 months of qualifying work experience, within the 36-month time period before you send us proof.

You don’t have to have worked 12 months in a row, just 12 months total, in the 36-month time period. This time period includes any work experience you had before you applied.

Your qualifying work experience must

Make sure to keep any documents to show that you have 12 months of work experience.

Send us proof of your work experience

When you have 12 months of qualifying work experience, you must

You must send us this proof no later than 36 months (3 years) after you get your work permit.

Send us a copy of the following documents to show that you have 12 months of work experience

You can also include any pay stubs, work contracts, or job offers.

How to send us your proof of work experience

Send your proof through our web form. Since the pilots aren’t in the list of programs, follow these steps:

  1. Choose “No” when asked if your application is being processed by an office outside Canada.
  2. Under Type of application/enquiry, choose “In-Canada Permanent Residence”.Footnote 2
  3. Choose 1 of these options, depending on which pilot you applied to
    1. “Caregiver: Caring for Children class” if you applied to the Home Child Care Provider Pilot
    2. “Caregiver: Caring for people with high medical needs” if you applied to the Home Support Worker Pilot

The maximum file size is 2 MB. If a file is bigger than 2 MB, you need to reduce the file size. If you upload more than 1 file, the total maximum file size is 3.5 MB. We accept these file formats:

  • .pdf
  • .jpg or .tiff
  • .doc or .docx

After we receive proof of your work experience, we’ll make a final decision on your permanent residence based on

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