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Canada Announces New Pilot Program which gives PR on Arrival

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June 4, 2024

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SPS Canada

new announcement for caregiver

Immigration Minister Mark Miller announced a new update in caregiver pilot program that will help caregivers come to Canada, while they work to make the program permanent.

This program is designed to provide safety to caregivers and also provide homecareworkers with permanent residency as soon as they arrive in Canada.

They can also assist clients who need short-term help, such as those who are recovering from an illness or injury.

So basically, this new method helps caregivers to find suitable work with well-known companies and gain clear, uncomplicated access to permanent resident status in Canada.

Canada wants more people to help care for elderly and sick people at home. To make it easier for people from other countries to do this job, they are starting a new program. Here’s what you need to know to apply:

  • You need to be able to speak English or French reasonably well (level 4 on a special test).
  • You need to have a high school diploma or similar education.
  • You need experience working in a similar caregiving role.
  • You need a confirmed job offer to work as a home care giver in Canada.

 

When does the new pilot program for homecare workers start.

 

This exciting new pilot program for home care workers is expected to start by the end of fall 2024, or early 2025 , as confirmed by Immigration Minister Miller.

These “permanent resident on arrival” pilot initiatives mark a big step forward in Canada’s efforts to meet the evolving needs of home care.

Why the Caregiver Program Was Launched in Canada?

Canada is facing a growing need for caregivers due to its aging population. With over nine million Canadians expected to retire , there will be a significant increase in the number of people requiring assistance at home or in care facilities.

To address this challenge, the Canadian government is actively recruiting caregivers through immigration programs. The 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan aims to welcome over 15,000 new permanent residents through caregiver programs. Since 2019, these programs have already helped nearly 5,700 caregivers and their families become permanent residents in Canada.

However, a recent report by the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence highlights a potential complication. Many caregivers are themselves seniors (over 65 years old) and may eventually require care as well. This age group is also the least likely to access support services that could help them manage their responsibilities.

 


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