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A new program delivery update regarding the refusal to process caregivers’ work permit applications


A new program delivery update regarding the refusal to process caregivers’ work permit applications

The government of Canada published on May 3, 2022 about a new program delivery update regarding the refusal to process caregivers’ work permit applications, where the LMIA application was received on or after June 18, 2019.


According to the recent update, applicants who were exempted from the refusal to process criteria will now be eligible for a work permit under the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for caregiver occupations.


For the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot, applicants should be assessed against the pass and fail selection criteria based on the information and documents provided in the application.


Therefore, applicants must meet the both the education and official language proficiency criteria to be approved. In addition, applicants must provide proof of either at least 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience, or a job offer and the ability to perform the work.


Applicants must also provide evidence that they have either of the following completed items:

  • Canadian 1-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential

  • foreign educational credential equivalent to the above and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by IRCC

Canadian post-secondary credential means any diploma, certificate, or credential issued at the end of a Canadian program of study or training at an educational or training institution recognized by the provincial authorities responsible for registering, accrediting, supervising, and regulating such institutions.






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