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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Updates on the instructions for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots


Updates on the instructions for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots

The government of Canada has updated the guidelines regarding the Home Child Care Provider (HCCP) and Home Support Worker Pilots (HSWP).


Currently, applications received under these Pilots will be assessed against the 2016 edition of the National Occupation Code (NOC) instead of the 2011 edition. The new requirements require applicants to demonstrate that they meet all requirements outlined in the 2016 edition of the NOC, irrespective of the coding of their work permit.


Applicants must provide evidence that they have one of Canadian 1-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential or foreign educational credential equivalent to the above and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by IRCC.


According to IRCC, a Canadian postsecondary educational credentials include any of the following below that is recognized by the provincial authorities responsible for registering, accrediting, supervising, and regulating such institutions:

  • diploma

  • certificate

  • credential issued upon completion of a Canadian program of study

  • training at an educational or training institution

Also, for applicants with a foreign educational credential, the ECA report must:

  • indicate that the credential is equivalent to a completed Canadian 1-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential

  • be less than 5 years old on the date of application receipt

  • have been issued on or after the date the ECA organization was designated by IRCC

Moreover, once applicants submit their proof of the requirement, they will be assessed for qualifying Canadian work experience. However, the assessment will be conducted either as part of their initial permanent resident application or after they receive an occupation-restricted open work permit (OROWP) through one of these pilot projects.





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