The Caregiver program has evolved over the years, and all these programs offer permanent residency to those who qualify. 

Live-In Caregiver program has closed for new applications. 

The Caregiver Pathways – Caring for Children and Caring for High Medical needs is a program that started November 30 and ended June 18, 2019.  This program is no longer accepting new applications.

The Interim Pathway – started March 4 to June 4, 2019, and had a second intake from July 8, 209, and ended October 8, 209.  

The New Caregiver Program – It is important for working Canadians to have the peace of mind that their children and loved ones have the care they deserved and for the caregivers to have their own families together.   This program is new, effective June 18, 2019, and it will last for five years from this date. It is essential that you have a genuine job offer, post-secondary studies, English or French.  It has two components:

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and The Home Support Worker Pilot: The new economic program for caregivers is called Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) describes these two components as Home child care provider (NOC 4411) and Home support worker (NOC 4412) 

Since people can find themselves in different situations, IRCC has defined three distinct phases to facilitate the implementation of the program. 

Phase I: an overseas candidate without Canadian experience, with language skills and one-year post-secondary education; 

Phase II: a caregiver already working in Canada but with less than 24 months of qualifying work experience. 

Phase II:  a caregiver who is inside or outside Canada with 24 months or more of qualifying experience. 

Family members are eligible to come with the caregiver. 

For transitioning between one program to another, work permit extensions, or any support you may need in your caregiver journey consult with our professional consultant.