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IRCC will be launching 2 new 5 year Caregiver immigration Pilot Program

IRCC will be launching 2 new 5 year Caregiver immigration Pilot Program later this year announcement made by minister on 23rd February 2019

Key lights:

· Caregivers will soon have access to 2 new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots that will replace expiring and ineffective pilot programs in Nov 2019.

· The new pilots will allow caregivers to come to Canada together with their family and provide a pathway to permanent residence.

· Caregivers will also soon have greater flexibility to change jobs quickly

· Under the new pilots, applicants will be assessed for permanent residence criteria before they begin working in Canada. 

· Once the caregiver has their work permit and 2 years of work experience, they will have access to a direct pathway to become a permanent resident.


Quick facts:

· The processing time for new applications from those who were grandfathered into the LCP (Live in  Caregiver) is 12 months instead of the peak of 60 months previously.

· Applications under the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots continue to be processed in 6 months or less.

· Both the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot will launch later this year and have a maximum of 2,750 principal applicants each, for a total of 5,500 principal applicants, per year