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Posted on February 16 2023

Canada cuts 50% work experience requirements of PR Visa for Caregivers. Apply now!

By  Editor
Updated October 27 2023

Highlights: Work experience for caregivers reduced to 1 year

  • Canada reduces the work experience requirement for applications under the Caregiver programs
  • More caregivers can apply for Canada PR
  • New and existing caregivers will be benefitted
  • The current caregiver pilot programs will become permanent by June 2024
  • The rule will come into effect from April 30, 2023

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Caregivers need 1 year of experience to apply for Canada PR

IRCC has reduced the amount of work experience for caregivers who want to apply for permanent residence in Canada through the Caregiver programs.  The work experience requirement is one year instead of two years. IRCC has expectations that this step will help in processing 90 percent of the applications.

New and existing caregivers will be benefitted by this step. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced that the Caregiver programs will become permanent by the start of June 2024. The rule of reduction in work experience requirement will be effective from April 30, 2023.

Caregiver programs

Canada immigration system launched two caregiver programs in 2019. These programs are Home Child Care Provider (HCCP) and the Home Support Worker (HSW) pilots. The number of caregivers and their family members who became permanent residents in 2022 is 1,100.

Requirements for the Caregiver pilot programs

Candidates who want to apply under the Caregiver pilot programs have to fulfill the eligibility criteria given below:

  • A valid job offer
  • Language proficiency of CLB 5 level
  • Post-secondary education of 1 year in Canada or its foreign equivalent

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