Caregivers to Benefit from Reduced Work Experience Requirements and Pathways to Permanent Residence in Canada

Lejia Feng Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

On February 10, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced significant changes to the caregiver program.

Effective April 30, 2023, the amount of work experience required in Canada for a caregiver to qualify for permanent residence will be reduced from 24 months to 12 months, and some spaces in the program will be reserved for caregivers who have prior Canadian work experience. These changes will benefit caregivers and their families by providing a faster path to permanent residence and successful settlement in Canada.

The IRCC hopes that reducing the amount of work experience required will improve processing times for applications and benefit the majority of caregivers currently in processing. These updates demonstrate Canada’s continued appreciation for caregivers and their contributions to Canadian families. The IRCC is also working on plans for the future of the caregiver program beyond the conclusion of the existing pilots in June 2024.

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