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How to apply for permanent residence through Caring for People with High Medical Needs program?

Updated: Apr 27, 2019



To apply for permanent residence through this program, you must:

  • have worked for two of the last four years as a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse aide, patient service associate or home support worker, in Canada and with a permit;

  • be licensed to practice in Canada, if applicable;

  • meet minimum language levels for your job (use your test results to find your CLB level):

  • if you got your work experience in Canada as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012), you must meet minimum CLB 7 in either English or French for all four language abilities.

  • if you got your work experience in Canada in any other eligible job (NOC 3233, NOC 3413 or NOC 4412), you must meet minimum CLB 5 in either English or French for all four language abilities

  • have a Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year or an equivalent foreign credential supported by an Educational Credential Assessment.

Your work experience must fall into one of the following categories to qualify for this program:

  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)

  • Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233)

  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413)

  • Home support workers and related occupations, but not Housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412)