Caregiver program reopens for new application intake
The Home Support Worker Pilot and Home Child Care Provider Pilot have reopened again for application intake for this year. In November 2020, IRCC informed about the completion of the quota, but now applicants can again apply for both programs. Canada intends to accept over 5,000 caregiver applications in 2021. The target is 2,750 applications under the Home Support Worker Pilot and 2,750 under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, score CLB 5 in all four language skills and get their educational credentials assessed. Eligible foreign visitors in Canada may also qualify for this program and get a work permit. Foreign nationals with a bachelor’s degree in nursing can easily qualify under the program. Family members of the main applicant will be eligible to come to Canada. The spouse and children of the caregiver will be issued work and study permits respectively.