The Home Care provider Pilot has two main streams under it. The federal government of Canada has designed this pathway in accordance with the Immigrants Refugees Citizenship Canada to allow eligible caregivers a chance to gain permanent residence in Canada and Canadian citizenship.
Each application submitted through this program for Canada PR is assessed against certain selection criteria such as educational qualifications, language proficiency, validity of job offered by an employer in Canada and previous work experience. We have discussed some important aspects of the program and the qualifications you require to gain permanent residency in Canada through this program.
To meet the educational requirements of this program, you should meet at least one of the following conditions.
- Education equivalent to one-year post-secondary study by Canadian standards.
- If you completed your education outside Canada, you must have an Educational Credential Assessment report made by an organization authorized by the Canadian government and the IRCC
If you require an ECA report to apply for this program, the report must contain the following.
- Your education must be equivalent to a one-year post-secondary study by Canadian standards.
- This report must have been issued within the previous 5 years of submitting your application.
- When the report was issued, the organization must have been authorized by the IRCC.
If an immigration officer is concerned about the authenticity of the report, you will be made aware of it. Then you will be asked to send additional supporting documents.
Qualifying Canadian work experience
You will be required to submit proof of having qualifying experience of working in Canada as a caregiver. This will be assessed by the authorities of the program. This assessment will be done in the initial stages of processing of permanent residence application-form, or after an open work permit is issued through the Home Care Provider Program.
If your experience is of less than 24 months
If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria but have not worked for 24 months in a qualifying Canadian work, when you are submitting your application, you will be issued an Open Work Permit that is occupation-specific. From then, you will have 36 months to gain the required 24 months of work experience.
If you have work experience less than 24 months before submitting your application, you can count this with the work experience gained during the 36 month period. However, you should be able to certify that it was gained within the specified 36 months.
If you have 24 months of experience
If you have 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience when you apply for PR Canada, you will have to submit proof of this with your application. This experience must have been gained within 36 months of submitting your application for Canadian permanent residence.
The work experience must have been gained as a full-time worker, doing 30 hours of paid work per week. This must have been gained in a qualifying occupation as described by the National Occupational Classification.