Preparing for the Re-Opening of the Home Child Care and Home Support Worker Pilot in January 2023

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The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot are two economic pilot programs for foreign national caregivers who:

  • have a qualifying job offer or Canadian work experience for work in an eligible caregiver occupation
  • meet minimum education and language proficiency requirements

Those eligible to apply are foreign nationals who:

  • have the ability to become economically established in Canada
  • intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec
  • meet the minimum language proficiency threshold set for that occupation
  • meet the minimum education requirement

They must also have one of the following:

  • 2 years of full-time Canadian work experiencein an eligible occupation within the preceding 3 years (Category B), or
  • a valid full-time job offer from a Canadian employer in an eligible caregiver occupation (Category A applicants only)

All applications for permanent residence (APR) under the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton (CPC-E), in Alberta.

For each pilot, there are two caps:

  • Intake cap: A maximum of 2,750 applications are to be accepted for intake each calendar year in each pilot. This includes all applications, even if they are not complete as defined under section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. This is set out in the Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of applications under the Home Support Worker Class and Home Child Care Provider Class (MI46).
  • Processing cap: A maximum of 2,750 applications will be put into process per calendar year in each pilot by operation of subsection 14.1(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Applications must meet the requirements specified in section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and in the application kit to be considered complete and eligible for processing.
  • All complete applications received within the intake cap before the pilots expire will be processed.



Disclaimer: The information from the newsletter is directly derived from IRCC. The material and information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. Although best efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of all information. As information may change without notice, always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.