Canada is acknowledging the crucial role of caregivers by providing them with a quicker route to obtaining permanent residency status.
Effective April 30, 2023, the work experience requirement to qualify for permanent residency will be reduced from 24 months to just 12 months. Additionally, a portion of spaces under the existing caregiver pathways has been reserved for those with previous work experience in Canada.
This change in qualifying rules will apply to both current and prospective applicants to the Home Child Care Provider (HCCP) and Home Support Worker (HSW) pilot programs, as well as those who have previously applied to IRCC.
This move is estimated to benefit around 90% of currently pending applications, easing the process for both new and seasoned caregivers. It supports the critical role caregivers play in assisting families and lowering stress in their lives.
By reducing the required work experience in Canada to one year, a higher number of careers and their families will now be qualified to move to permanent residency more quickly, allowing them to build roots and embark on a new chapter in their life in Canada.
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