Pilot Program: Canada Introduces On Arrival Permanent Residence (PR) For Home Care Workers

The federal government is introducing new caregiver pilot programs to support families in need of caregiving for children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

Set to offer permanent residence upon arrival; the new programs aim to streamline the integration of caregivers into Canadian society.

Per the news release, this initiative is a marked shift from previous requirements, directly addressing the complexities caregivers faced under older schemes.

Prospective candidates must meet certain prerequisites:

  • attain a minimum of level 4 based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • hold the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma
  • have recent and relevant work experience
  • receive an offer for a full-time home care job

“Caregivers play a critical role in supporting Canadian families, and our programs need to reflect their invaluable contributions,” said Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announcing the program.

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Author: SurreyLIP