New Home Child Care Pilot


Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are 5-year pilot programs that let qualified caregivers and their family members come to Canada with the goal of becoming permanent residents.

If you’ve been offered a job in Canada as a caregiver or have experience working in Canada as a caregiver, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through one of these pilots.

Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

As of June 18, 2019, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot if you:

  • meet the eligibility requirements, and
  • have a job offer to work in one of these occupations

Note: If you recently worked as a home child care provider or support worker, your experience may count towards your eligibility for permanent residence.

 Proof of your ability to perform the work:

You do not need to submit proof in your application package of your ability to perform the work if you are providing proof of at least 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience in an eligible occupation.

 If you do not have the qualifying work experience at the time of application, you are required to provide proof of your ability to perform the work described in the lead statement of the occupational description of the NOC (NOC 4411, if you are applying for the home child care provider pilot and NOC 4412, if you are applying for the home support work pilot).

When providing proof of your ability to do the work this includes:

  • proof of relevant previous work experience (either paid or unpaid), this can include employer reference letter or employment records, work contract or pay stubs.
  • copies of relevant education credentials or training, which can include diplomas or certificates.
  • a copy of your most recent work permit in Canada (if you have been working in Canada).”