Immigrate to Canada as a Caregiver in 2020
FEB 3, 2020
Are you tired of being undervalued and underpaid? Caring for children and the elderly are occupations that require patience, strength and resilience. Caregivers are highly valued individuals in Canada, they are compensated fairly and have the possibility of gaining permanent residency due to Canada’s progressive immigration laws. A better quality of life is within your reach, why not take it? As of June 2019, the well known caregiver programs have been revamped into two new five year pilots:
- Home Childcare Provider Pilot
- Home Support Worker Pilot
- You can change employers and do not need to live with your employer. This helps prevent abusive work environments from forming.
- Applicants to the pilots are allowed to bring family members with as long as they can prove that they are capable of supporting them by meeting the minimum requirements. Family members can also apply for work or study permits at the same time as you submit your application if they are eligible.
Eligibility requirements to apply for permanent residency: To participate in one of the Pilot’s you must meet the following requirements: 1. Job Offer You must have a genuine and valid job offer from a Canadian employer
- The offer may not be for work in the province of Quebec
- The offer must be for a full time position; more than 30 hours of work a week
- The offer may not be from an embassy, high commission or consulate
- For the Home Childcare Support Pilot the children must be under 18 years of age
- For the Home Support Worker Pilot you must care for someone from your own home or theirs, but do not have to reside with the person.
- Past experience and training will be used to determine if you are eligible to worker as a childcarer or home support worker in Canada.
- The equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma and one year of post secondary education in child or home care is required. If you do not have the required post secondary qualifications you can do this in conjunction with your work in Canada.
- Home Childcare Support Pilot - previous experience as a foster parent will not count toward your application.
- Home Support Worker Pilot - previous experience as a housekeeper will not count towards your application
- Threat to security - if the customs agent has any reason to believe you may be a threat to the country, they are fully entitled to deny you entry. You can help prevent this by ensuring you have a valid police certificate upon entry
- Poor health - if the customs agent has any reason to believe you may be a burden to the country’s medical system, they may also deny you entry. Ensure you have a medical exam conducted and carry a copy of both documents when you travel to Canada.