Interim Pathway for Caregivers reopens to new applications

CIC News
Published: July 8, 2019

Canada's Interim Pathway for Caregivers is once again open to new applications. 

The short-term program provides a pathway to permanent residence for individuals who have acquired work experience in Canada since November 30, 2014, as a home childcare provider, home support worker or a combination of both.

Work experience must match the initial description and list of main duties for Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) Group 4411 or 4412.

The pathway's July 8 opening is its second since it was first unveiled by the Government of Canada earlier this year and it will accept applications for the next three months.

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is open to those who intend to reside outside of Quebec and who have:

  • authorization to work in Canada on a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) work permit (at the time of applying); or
  • applied for a renewal of a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit; or
  • applied and is eligible for restoration of status, and held a work permit other than a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit as their most recent work permit; and
  • language skills of at least a CLB/NCLC 5 in English or French; and
  • 12 months of full-time work experience in Canada since November 30, 2014, in a relevant occupation; and
  • a minimum of a Canadian high school diploma or non-Canadian educational diploma, certificate or credential that’s equal to a Canadian high school diploma.
    • Foreign credentials will require an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) — issued within five years before the date of application by an approved organization — that indicates that the foreign diploma, certificate or credential is equivalent to a completed Canadian secondary school diploma.

Find out if you are eligible for any of Canada's current caregiver immigration programs

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