Caregiver Pilot Project – Pathway to Permanent Residency

Caregiver Pilot Project – Pathway to Permanent Residency

Caregiver Pilot Project - Pathway to Permanent Residency

As of 18 June 2019, Canada has introduced two new home caregiver pilots to help home support providers immigrate to Canada. They serve as replacements for the LCP (Live-in Caregiver Program), which was closed to new applicants at the same time. But fear not, under the new home care provider pilots you will be able to apply for permanent residence if you have a valid job offer or already have work experience in Canada as a caregiver as well as meet the eligibility requirements.

The 2 new immigration pilots, available to Home Care Providers are:

  • The Home Child Care Provider Pilot; and
  • The Home Support Worker Pilot.

Home Child Care Providers

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4411: Home Child Care Providers

Home child care providers typically care for children on an ongoing or on a short-term basis. They will care for the well-being of the children. In addition, they will take care of the physical and social development of children. Besides this, they will assist parents with child care and could assist with household duties as well. These individuals will usually provide care primarily in their own homes or in the children’s homes, where they might reside as well.

Some Example Titles
  • Babysitter
  • Babysitter – fitness centre
  • Child care provider – private home
  • Foster parent
  • Live-in caregiver (child care)
  • Nanny
  • Parent’s helper
  • Au pair
  • Au pair girl
  • Babysitter – shopping centre
  • Caregiver or babysitting
  • Child caregiver – private home
  • Child minder
  • Children’s guardian
  • Family child care provider
  • Foster father
  • Foster mother
  • Governess – child care
  • Home child care provider
  • Kinship care provider
  • Kinship caregiver
  • Live-in nanny
  • Mother’s helper or,
  • Parent, foster
The Main Duties

It is worth highlighting that home child care providers will typically perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise and care for children in own or employer’s residence
  • Bathe, dress and feed infants and children
  • Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
  • Plan, prepare and serve meals for children in addition to performing other housekeeping duties
  • Oversee children’s activities, such as meals and rest periods, as instructed by the employer
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment in the home
  • Instruct children in personal hygiene
  • Tend to the emotional well-being of children and support their social development
  • Discipline children based on the methods specified by the parents
  • Organise and participate in activities such as games, crafts, reading and outings
  • Take children to and from school and appointments
  • Keep records of daily activities and health information concerning each child (if applicable)
The Employment Requirements

The prescribed employment requirements include:

  • Completing secondary school (if required)
  • Completing a training program in child care or a related field (for home child care providers, parent’s helpers and foster parents)
  • Having the relevant experience in child care or household management (if required)
  • Having the relevant experience in child care or household management (if required)
  • Demonstrating the ability to perform work (if required) and,
  • Training in first aid certification and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (if required)
Additional Information

Mobility among occupations typically exists in this group.

Classified Elsewhere

  • Child care workers – day care i.e. in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants [refer to Appendix F] and,
  • Live-in caregivers for seniors and persons with disabilities i.e. in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4412 – Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

Home Support Worker Providers

NOC 4412: Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations

Home support workers usually provide personal care and companionship for seniors, people with disabilities and convalescent clients. They usually provide care within the client’s residence. The home support worker might well also reside in the client’s residence on occasions. These people typically find employment with home care and support agencies as well as private households. In many cases, they could be self-employed too. Housekeepers provide housekeeping and other home management services. They perform their duties in private households and other non-institutional, residential settings.

The Example Titles

Some example titles held by these individuals could include:

  • Attendant for persons with a visual impairment – home care
  • Attendant for persons with disabilities – home care
  • Client care attendant – home care
  • Companion
  • Domestic housekeeper
  • Doula
  • Family caregiver
  • Family worker – home care
  • Home health care worker
  • Home support worker
  • Home visitor – infant care
  • Home care worker
  • Homemaker
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper – live-in
  • Live-in caregiver – persons with disabilities
  • Live-in caregiver – seniors
  • Personal aide – home support
  • Personal assistant – home care
  • Personal care aide – home care
  • Personal care attendant – home care
  • Personal care provider – home care
  • Personal support aide – home aide
  • Personal support worker – home support
  • Respite worker – home support
  • Teaching homemaker
  • Visiting homemaker
The Main Duties

Home support workers would typically perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Providing care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
  • Administering bedside and personal care to clients such as aiding in ambulating, bathing, personal hygiene, dressing and undressing
  • Planning and preparing meals and special diets (including feeding or assisting in feeding clients)
  • Performing routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressing, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisors or nurses and,
  • Performing routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing the dishes and making beds

Similarly, housekeepers would typically perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Performing housekeeping and other home management duties under the general instructions of the employer
  • Planning and preparing meals independently or with the employer (this includes serving the meals as well) and,
  • Caring for the children
The Employment Requirements

The authorities require individuals working in these professions to have:

  • Some secondary school education
  • Some home management experience
  • Completed some college or other courses in home support
  • First aid certification and,
  • Completed a training program in care of the elderly, care of persons with disabilities, convalescent care or in a related field
Additional Information

The authorities are aware that mobility exists among the occupations in this group.

Classified Elsewhere

  • Home child care providers i.e. National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4411