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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada updated instructions on work permits issued under the caregiver pathways


Canada updated instructions on work permits issued under the caregiver pathways

The government of Canada updated the instructions on work permits issued under the Home Child Care Provider (HCCP) and Home Support Worker Pilots (HSWP) of the International Mobility Program (IMP) on May 6, 2022.


The instructions include reformatted sections at the top for easier reference by officers. In addition, the government added new sections in the instructions related to the occupation-restricted open work permits to provide officers with detailed guidance on processing caregiver applications under the two pathways.


Moreover, the Caregiver temporary residence programs comparison table has also been updated. Under the Pilot Program, applicants are divided into two categories based on whether or not they have Canadian work experience. The categories are grouped into A and B.


Category A is defined as a group of applicants (outside or inside Canada) who have from 0 to 23 months of eligible Canadian work experience. The Category B applicants are those who have already completed the 24 months of eligible Canadian work experience under either the NOC 4411 or NOC 4412 at the time a permanent residence application is made under one of the pilot programs.




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