Federal Caregiver Program

Since June 18 of 2019, IRCC has opened two new fast entry options for immigration-related to caregiver work: Home Child Care Providers and Home Support Workers. A total of 5,500 applications were received throughout the year. Each program approves 2,750 applicants annually, but spouses and children are not included these limits.
These two programs are for two
specific jobs:
NOC4411 Home Child Care Provider
Caring for children;
NOC4412 Home Support Worker
Caring for the old and the disabled;

Home Child Care Provider

Child caregivers are the most popular category of caregivers. Many Canadian couples work full-time and need someone to take care of the children and the family. A caregiver may or may not live at their employer’s home. Caregivers need to care for one or more children, if they have early childhood education training, experience or relevant certificates this is an advantage. The responsibilities of a child caregiver are as follows:
  • Taking care of the children
  • Catering
  • Housekeeping, basic laundry (with laundry and dryer)
  • Some of them need to drive (for example, to pick up the children, or for family shopping, etc.)
  • Part-time or full-time jobs are available
  • If you do not want to live in the home, you can rent your own house.

Home Support Worker

This category of caregiver serves families with the elderly or disabled members. Home Support Workers could include all kinds of nurses, nursing workers, domestic services, etc. Applicants who have nursing experience, hold a nursing worker certificate, etc., are more popular with employers. The responsibilities of a professional Home Support Worker are as follows:
  • Personal care, assist in bathing, dressing and walking
  • Visit and accompany the old
  • Assist the patient to take medicine on time, and to attend doctor’s appointments
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry, cooking, cleaning.

Advantages of Federal Caregiver Program

1. Work permit is no longer limited to the employer:
Upon obtaining a 3-year work permit, the applicant is restricted to only occupation categories and not to permanent employers. The applicant can choose their employer freely without changing the work permit.
2. Spouse and children can accompany:
The family can work, study and live together in Canada. Once the applicant has obtained a work visa, the spouse can also obtain an open work visa and public schools are free for children. Free Canadian medical care for the whole family.
3. Simple hiring:
Employers without an LMIA Labour market assessment may employ foreign professional caregivers.
4. Short approval time:
The immigration program takes only two years and is approved independently of other immigration programs and quotas. It is one of the most convenient and effective immigration programs.

Application Requirements

  • Get a job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Language requirement: CLB 5 is equivalent to IELTS 5545 (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • At least one-year post-secondary education background.
  • At least 6 months of caregiver training experience or at least 12 months of full-time caregiver experience. Training certificate and work certificate is required (Hospital, Nursing Home, Day Care Center, etc.).

Canada RNIP Immigration pilot program

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (called RNIP) is the “City Nomination” project launched by the Canadian federal department for immigration. As a Canadian immigration category parallel to the "Provincial Nomination" project, the RNIP project is a type of economic immigration.
A total of 11 cities have been announced by IRCC to participate in the new RNIP immigration.
List of Cities:

1 in Saskatchewan

Coming Soon

1 in Alberta

Advantages of RNIP
Pilot Program

  • It has a low English language score required.
  • It has lower education qualifications required.
  • It has a low personal net worth required.
  • Applicant does not need to wait for entry.
  • Applicant does not need to study in Canada before applying.
  • There are limited spots available in the program.

Application Requirements

1. Work experience requirements

  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience (uninterrupted) within 3 years before the application
  • work experience obtained must be in an employment relationship, self-employed work experience does not meet the conditions
  • If you have work experience in Canada, you must have held a valid work permit during your work
  • International students graduating from schools within the community have no work experience requirements
  • Job positions correspond to one of the national occupational classification levels 0 / A / B / C / D

2. Language Requirements

Job Offer NOC CLB Class IELTS Bands
NOC 0 or A CLB 6 IELTS: 5.5 / 5.5 / 5 / 5.5
NOC B CLB 5 IELTS: 5/5/4/5
NOC C or D CLB 4 IELTS: 4.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 4

*IELTS score listening / speaking / reading / writing

3. Academic requirements

  • High school graduation or above
  • If you have educational experience outside of Canada, you need to provide an academic equivalency assessment (ECA)

4. Employer letter requirements

Hold a job offer letter from an employer for non-seasonal, full-time work without a specified employment period; the work place must be located in the designated community, the salary of the job must meet the average for that type of work.

5. Letter of recommendation

Applicants need to obtain a recommendation letter from one of the communities’ nominating bodies.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

In March 2017, the federal government of Canada launched a new program in conjunction with the four eastern provinces (NS, PEI, NB and NL). It is a new immigration program, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). Because of its low requirements, high speed and large quota, the program successfully attracted the attention of many applicants.
This is a three-year pilot project, and it has achieved very good results. As of Feb. 25, 2019, there were 1,996 designated employers in the Atlantic region, according to Canada's immigration department. These designated employers provided more than 3729 job opportunities, and more than 2535 people have been approved as permanent residents of Canada through the program. They will or have arrived in the Atlantic provinces of Canada.
As the result, the federal government announced that AIPP would be extended to December 2021 on March 1 this year, which will allow more families move to the Atlantic Provinces.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program opens a new door for many applicants who want to move quickly through the federal Express entry but cannot meet the scoring requirements due to their own circumstances. The number of applicants to the AIPP keeps rising, and it has become the superstar of many job offer immigration programs in Canada.

Advantages of Atlantic
Immigration Pilot Program

  • The applicant only needs 1 year full-time working experience.
  • The applicant needs CLB4 or above, high school degree or above.
  • Only 6 months from submission of an application to completion of approval.
  • Abundant quota with a high approval rate.
  • Apply for one person. When he/she gets approved, the whole family become permanent residents.

Application Requirements

  • The applicant needs a high school degree or above;
  • The applicant needs at least 1 year working experience in the last 3 years;
  • The applicant needs a full-time job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic Provinces.
  • The occupations belong to 0, A, B and C in the NOC.
  • The applicant needs a language score of CLB4 or above.

PNP Job Offer Streams

  • ON PNP – Employer Job Offer Stream
  • BC PNP – Employer Job Offer Stream
  • MB PNP – Employer Job Offer Stream
Learn More
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program is for workers who are well equipped with the education, work experience and attributes to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory. The applicant wishes to live in that specific province and wants to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Each province and territory has its own requirements. Click below for more information on available programs.

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