Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot – Gaining experience category: Get your work experience
Occupation-restricted open work permit
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 44100) or home support worker (NOC 44101) depending on the pilot your apply for
- Care must be provided in a private home. The location can’t be in an institutional setting such as a daycare or nursing home.
- you can work for any employer that gives you a job offer meeting the above requirements.Footnote *
- 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
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 24 months of qualifying work experience, within the 36 month time period before you send us proof.
You don’t have to have worked 24 months in a row, just 24 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:
- be in 1 of these NOCs (home child care provider or home support worker).
- It cannot be a mix of both NOCs
- show that your job matched the NOC job description and you must have done most of the main duties
- be full-time authorized work in Canada
- Full-time means at least 30 hours of paid work each week. Any week where you worked less than 30 hours doesn’t count
- Any work experience you had while you were a full-time student doesn’t count
Make sure to keep any documents to show that you have 24 months of work experience.
Send us proof of your work experience
When you have 24 months of qualifying work experience, you must
- complete the Schedule 19b: Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker – Work Experience form [IMM 5910] (PDF, 2.26 MB), and
- send it to us with proof of your qualifying work experience
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 24 months of work experience
- your T4 tax information slips and your notice of assessment (NOA) issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- When submitting your tax information, hide or cover your social insurance number (SIN) to protect your personal information
- reference letters from your employer(s) with this information included
- the specific period you were employed (start and end dates)
- your position
- a description of your main responsibilities and duties
- your job’s the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code (if you know it)
- your total annual salary and benefits
- the number of hours you worked per week
- your employer's
- name and signature
- full address
- telephone number
- email address (if this applies)
- any Record of Employment (ROE) you were issued
- Your employer is required to provide an ROE to you if you stop working for them.
You can also include any pay stubs, work contracts, or job offers.
Send your proof using 1 of these options
- Through our web form
- by mail to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta (CPC-E)
- Choose “Documents requested by the CPC”
After we received proof of your work experience, we’ll make a final decision on your permanent residence based on:
- whether your work experience meets the requirement, and
- if you’re still admissible to Canada
- you may have to take another medical exam and submit new police certificates
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