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Caregivers to get permanent residence in Canada upon arrival

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Canada has announced a new, enhanced caregiver pilots that will allow caregivers to get permanent residence in Canada.

While announcing the new development, Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship acknowledged that international caregivers play an important role in supporting Canadian families including children, seniors and persons with disabilities.

“Caregivers play a critical role in supporting Canadian families, and our programs need to reflect their invaluable contributions.

As we work to implement a permanent caregivers program, these two new pilots will not only improve support for caregivers, but also provide families with the quality care they deserve.,” said Miller.

 


Caregivers play a critical role in supporting Canadian families, and our programs need to reflect their invaluable contributions. As we work to implement a permanent caregivers program, these two new pilots will not only improve support for caregivers, but also provide families with the quality care they deserve.”

-Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship-


 

 

They will also be allowed to work for organizations that provide temporary or part-­time care for people who are semi-independent or recovering from an injury or illness.

This new pathway means that caregivers can more easily find proper work with reliable employers and have clear, straightforward access to permanent residence in Canada as soon as they arrive in Canada.

On his part, Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business said that hw was proud that the Canada was taking concrete action to create policies to support the caregiver community.

“Generations of women and men have advocated for this important pathway and have cared for our families and loved ones here in Canada. Now is the time to return the care they deserve.”


After hearing stories and feedback from caregivers across Canada, I am proud that we are taking concrete action to create policies to support the caregiver community. Generations of women and men have advocated for this important pathway and have cared for our families and loved ones here in Canada. Now is the time to return the care they deserve.”

The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business-


– The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business

Interested candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • attain a minimum of level 4 based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • hold the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma
  • have recent and relevant work experience
  • receive an offer for a full-time home care job

These new PR on arrival pilot programs mark an important step forward in Canada’s efforts to meet the evolving home care needs of its diverse population.

More information will be available before the full launch of the pilots, including full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply.

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