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The Home Support Worker Pilot & Home Child Care Provider Pilot Program reopening news

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot Program was launched in June 2019 and is reopening to new applicants on January 1, 2023. The program will process up to 5,500 applications under the caregiver pilots. Two thousand seven hundred fifty applications will be accepted for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the same number for Home Support Worker Pilot. As per this new program, the caregivers will be able to change employers more easily, and the family members will be eligible to accompany the principal applicant. In addition, they shall be entitled to apply for open work and/or study permits.


Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. They provide care in the client's residence, where they may also reside. All those who are looking to work in Canada as home support workers can apply for the government program known as Home Support Worker Pilot. This Pathway is designed especially for foreign nationals with work experience in NOC 4412. It provides foreign Home Support Workers with an opportunity to come to Canada on temporary work permits, where they will be able to apply for permanent residency once they have enough work experience.


To qualify, the Home Child Care Provider Pilot (NOC- 4411) applicants must have work experience as home child care providers. In addition, they must have provided in-home care to children under 18 years, whether in their own home or the employee's or child's home. It is important to note that Foster parents are not eligible to apply under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.


If giving support comes naturally to you, becoming a nanny is a demanding but rewarding career. In addition to having a certain level of education, certifications for your training, fluency in either English or French, and specific talents, you also need to be an ideal Canadian nanny.

Please note: As on November 16, 2022, the IRCC is switching to a new version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).


Therefore, if you are planning to submit your application on or after November 16, 2022, your job offer or qualifying work experience must meet the NOC 2021 requirements.


Home Child Care Provider – NOC 4411 will be replaced with NOC 44100 and

Home Support Worker – NOC 4412 will be replaced with NOC 44101.