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Immigrate to Canada as a Caregiver


You have worked as a caregiver in your country and now you are looking to work in Canada as a Caregiver? You can apply for Canadian Immigration as a permanent resident or temporary residence.
On 13th December 2022, British Columbia has Issues 213 Canada Immigration Invitations where 60 targeted draw was for Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 19.
On 06th December 2022, British Columbia has Issues 189 Canada Immigration Invitations where 60 targeted draw was for Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 32.

Apply for Canada PR as a Caregiver

There are 4 pathways to Permanent Residence in Canada:

Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot
Interim Pathway for Caregivers
Caring for Children Pilot and Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pilot
Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)

Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

Under this program an employer hire a caregiver with providing a job offer from overseas or inside Canada. The program doesn’t match candidates with jobs. The employer must find a candidate on their own. The program supports hiring a foreign in-home caregiver through the following programs

Home Child Care Provider pilot:

Where Caregiver can apply as a child care worker under NOC: 44100, you should have experience as a Child care worker - daycare or Child care worker assistant or a similar occupation.

Home Support Worker pilot:

Where Caregiver can apply as a home support worker under NOC: 44101, you should have experience as a Family caregiver, Live-in caregiver - seniors, Personal care attendant - home care or a similar occupation. To become a Permanent Residence through any of these programs you should have 24 months of eligible work experience in Canada.


Interim Pathway for Caregivers

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence for qualifying in-home caregivers and their families. The program ended on October 8, 2019 .

Caring for Children Pilot and Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pilot:

The caring for children class and caring for people with high medical needs classes are two economic pilot programs targeted to foreign nationals with at least two years of full-time Canadian work experience The program ended on June 18, 2019.

Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)

An employer can hire a foreign worker through this program if the caregiver already has a work permit in Live-in Caregiver Program. Also the Caregiver should have an LMIA showing he has agreed to live in the employer’s home. The Live-in Caregiver Program is closed to new applicants.

Work in Canada as a Caregiver

In Canada, employers look for a trusted person as a caregiver so if your relatives are in Canada, they can hire you as a caregiver and you can get a Canadian PR. In 2018, when women accounted for 54% of all Canadian caregivers. Caregivers perform a variety of tasks:

Men 1.1 hours per week
Women 1.3 hours per week

Women perform personal care, medical treatments and some regularly scheduled tasks. Men more often performed transportation and house maintenance.


Candian Benefits for Caregiver

IRCC and ESDC govern some supportive programs for caregivers in Canada that ensure a happy life for new Immigrants.

Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program

The SWSP is a contribution program that funds sectoral projects that support workers and employers through various activities. The focus of this program is as follows:

Train employers to work in-demand jobs.
Helping employers, in particular small and medium-sized businesses.
Creative solutions, standards and tools to address sectoral labour market needs.

Foreign Credential Recognition Program

The program provides funding to governments and organizations to support foreign credential recognition in Canada. The Organizations include regulatory bodies, national associations and credential assessment agencies that get their funding through FCRP.

Youth Employment and Skills Strategy – Funding programs

YESS helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. The program focused on paid internship opportunities, summer job opportunities etc.

Jobs in Canada as a Caregiver

BC has provided 60 targeted draws in the last 2 months continuously.
Job Bank: #2250414
Location: Cumberland, BC
Median Wage: 16.00$/hour
Job Type: Full time
Posted on: November 18, 2022
Experience: 1 Year to less than 2 years

BC has provided 60 targeted draws in the last 2 months continuously.
Job Bank: #2247840
Location: Victoria, BC
Median Wage: 20.00$/hour
Job Type: Full time
Posted on: November 16, 2022
Experience: Experience an asset

NOC Details for Caregiver (Version: NOC 2021 Version 1.0)

Occupational category for Caregiver:
BOC 4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER for Caregiver:
4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training
Major group for Caregiver:
44 – Care providers and public protection support occupations

Sub group for Caregiver:
441 – Home care provider occupations

Minor group for Caregiver:
4410 – Home care provider occupations

Unit group for Caregiver:
44100 – Home childcare providers

44101 – Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations

Frequently Ask Questions :


To apply as a caregiver you can apply with any Home Child-Care Provider Pilot OR Home Support Worker Pilot programs. It would be beneficial for you if you have any relative in Canada as an employer who is looking for a caregiver in their house.

The median wage for caregivers in Canada is 15$ to 20$ per hour. While it depends on the employer who will decide on hourly wages for caregivers.

There are processing delays with caregiver permanent residence applications (including any related work permit applications).

Yes, The Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) is closed to new applicants.

British Columbia has 120 Invitations in the last 2 draws for NOC 42202.

References:

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