April 19, 2021
Immigration of Canada is going to finalize 6,000 caregiver applications for permanent residence by December 31, 2021.
In a statement released on April 15, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said they will finalize the applications for caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience, as well as their immediate family members.
Immigration is going to finalize at least 1,500 first-stage decisions on applications for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots by June 30, 2021.
IRCC will be able to issue more caregiver work permits for those who have valid job offers to work for families in Canada. IRCC says it will ensure caregiver program applicants receive acknowledgment of receipt letters by May 31, 2021. The new policy will take effect on May 3, 2021. Those who applied to the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots in 2020 will not need to reapply, IRCC says.