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Caregiver Pilot Program 2024 & New Latest PNP Draws | Canada Immigration

January 4th, 2024 at 05:07 am

Caregiver Pilot Program 2024 & New Latest PNP Draws | Canada Immigration

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot: straight to permanent residence category are two caregiver pilot programs that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will reset the cap and start accepting applications from January 1. These programs are only open to individuals who have prior caregiving work experience.

The two pilot projects were introduced in 2019 and are scheduled to end on June 17, 2024. In 2022, about 1,100 caregivers and their families became permanent residents, demonstrating how well-liked they are. The IRCC encourages qualified applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Although the website indicates that there are still openings for the Home Support Worker Pilot in 2023, the cap for online applications in the Home Child Care Provider Pilot (1000) for 2023 was achieved on April 14, 2023.

Work Experience Requirement Halved in 2023

The IRCC declared in February 2023 that the 24-month work experience requirement for caregivers would be halved to 12 months of full-time employment. Ninety percent of applications for caregiver immigration programs were predicted to be impacted by the change. According to the department, full-time employment entails thirty hours of paid labor each week, and the experience must have been obtained during the thirty-six months before the candidate submitted their application.

Experience obtained while still a student is not accepted. Candidates may also be required to have work experience that corresponds to National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes 4411 or 4412. The IRCC points out that experience can only be gained in one of these positions; it cannot be a combination of the two. In addition, the candidate’s employment must fulfill the majority of the primary responsibilities and align with the NOC job description.

In 2023, there are no changes to the other qualifications for applicants. For instance, they need to be able to prove;

  1. Language test results showing a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5
  2. One year of postsecondary education in Canada, or its equivalent abroad
  3. Fulfill the security, criminal history, and health requirements of admissions

Temporary Resident Caregivers

Through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), caregivers who are not qualified for permanent residency under these programs can nonetheless apply to extend their work visa. Their employer must first get a favorable or neutral Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before they can proceed.

Employers can demonstrate to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that they are unable to locate a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with the necessary abilities to fill an in-demand position by submitting an LMIA application. Employers may hire foreign nationals through the TFWP if ESDC determines that doing so will either have no effect at all or a positive influence on Canada’s economy.

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Workers in the TFWP are prohibited from working for any other employer in Canada due to their restricted work permit status.

4 Canadian Provinces Invite Candidates in Latest PNP Results

According to the results of the most recent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, individuals have been nominated by Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. If provinces believe a candidate would be able to contribute to the provincial economy and blend in with the workforce, they will nominate them through the PNP.

A candidate with a PNP nomination has a far stronger application. Provinces may designate individuals when they submit applications for permanent residency to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), as IRCC and provincial governments share responsibility for immigration.

The IRCC establishes an annual objective for the total number of candidates who can get permanent residence through the PNP as part of the federal immigration levels plan. This figure is then broken down by the department into nomination allotments for every province. A province’s PNP allotment is determined by several variables, including its current population and labor market demands.

Provincial Immigration Results (December 19th to 29th)

1. British Columbia

British Columbia invited 230 skilled workers and overseas graduates to apply for provincial nomination on December 19. Four lotteries were held to choose candidates for the British Columbia PNP, to fill demand-driven positions. The biggest was a lure for jobs in technology.

With at least a 95, the Province welcomed 107 candidates. Additionally, a minimum score of 75 was required for a draw of 32 candidates for construction employment. 62 Early Child Care Educators and Assistants and 29 candidates in healthcare occupations were invited to the final two draws. There was a minimum score of 60 for both draws.

2. Manitoba

On December 21, Manitoba conducted the first of three drawings for skilled workers abroad through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). 1,113 individuals with a minimum score of 601 were invited by the province. The following was held on December 28 and sought applicants in three different draws covering three different categories.

160 talented workers from Manitoba who had a close family living there were invited by the province. The relative must have been a Manitoba resident for at least a year and be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Candidates in this draw had to have a minimum score of 612. Additionally, the Province sent invitations to 27 skilled foreign workers and 67 candidates for International Education who had at least a 698 score. As part of a strategic recruitment strategy, individuals who were skilled workers from overseas were invited.

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Ultimately, 89 invitations to apply were sent out by the Province on December 29 to individuals who satisfied the requirements for the special measures for Ukraine. These applicants also had a close relative in Manitoba and satisfied the requirements for skilled workers abroad.

3. Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan sent out invitations to 63 applicants for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) on December 27. Since October 23rd, it has been the first draw. 48 candidates for in-demand jobs and 15 candidates for Express Entry were drawn by the province. Candidates have to achieve at least 69 on educational credential examinations to be considered in both draws.

4. Prince Edward Island

26 applicants were invited by Prince Edward Island from the labor and express entry PEI PNP streams. To be considered, candidates had to be employed in the food processing, construction, or healthcare industries. Additionally, three applicants from the business work permit entrepreneur category who scored at least 92 were invited.

Canada PNP December 2023 Roundup

  1. 8,364 individuals were invited to the December 2023 Canada PNP draws.
  2. In December 2023, draws were held in seven Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.
  3. Ontario made its debut by sending out 4,796 invitations.
  4. During December, Canada conducted 13 PNP drawings.

Note: A minimum of 67 points is needed to be eligible for immigration to Canada.

List of Canadian Provinces that Held PNP Draws in December 2023

Seven Canadian provinces conducted thirteen PNP drawings in December 2023, inviting 8,364 candidates worldwide. The provinces listed below are those that hosted PNP drawings in December 2023.

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

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