Canada Unveils New Caregiver Programs Offering Permanent Residence on Arrival

Canada set to launch new caregiver pilot programs offering permanent residence on arrival. These initiatives simplify immigration for home care workers and address the demand for quality care in Canadian households.

Good news for aspiring caregivers! Canada has unveiled enhanced caregiver programs designed to streamline immigration and offer Permanent Residence (PR) upon arrival. This exciting development comes as the existing Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot programs conclude later this month.

Permanent Residence on Arrival

These revamped pilots offer several key benefits for caregivers:

1. Permanent Residence on Arrival: Caregivers no longer need to wait to achieve permanent resident status. They’ll receive it upon entering Canada.

2. Expanded Work Options: Caregivers can now work for organizations offering temporary or part-time care to individuals who are semi-independent or recovering from illness or injury. This provides greater flexibility and career opportunities.


3. Clearer Pathway to Immigration: The new programs establish a straightforward path to Permanent Residence, offering transparency and predictability for caregivers throughout their immigration journey.

Eligibility Criteria for the New Pilot Programs

Candidates interested in participating in Canada’s home care sector through these pilots must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum level of 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
  • Hold an equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma.
  • Possess recent and relevant work experience in the home care field.
  • Obtain a full-time job offer in-home care.

Reduced Minimum Work Requirement

Recently, Canada has lowered the work experience requirement for domestic caregivers applying for permanent residence. The previous requirement of 24 months has been halved, with caregivers now needing just 12 months of experience to qualify.

Full Details Forthcoming

The official launch of these new pilot programs will be accompanied by detailed eligibility criteria and application procedures. The Canadian government is committed to providing comprehensive information to ensure that interested candidates can navigate the application process effectively.


Commitment to Caregiver Admissions

Under the 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada is set to admit over 15,000 caregivers as permanent residents. This ambitious target underscores the country’s dedication to addressing the growing demand for home care professionals and supporting Canadian families in need.

Minister’s Statement

“Caregivers play a critical role in supporting Canadian families, and our programs need to reflect their invaluable contributions. As we work to implement a permanent caregivers program, these two new pilots will not only improve support for caregivers but also provide families with the quality care they deserve,” stated Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.


These PR-on-arrival pilot programs represent a significant advancement in Canada’s approach to home care, offering both caregivers and Canadian families the support they need. Stay tuned for more information as these programs are fully rolled out in the coming months.

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Manish Khandelwal
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