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Pilot Program: Canada Introduces On Arrival Permanent Residence (PR) For Home Care Workers

June 8, 2024

The federal government is introducing new caregiver pilot programs to support families in need of caregiving for children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

Set to offer permanent residence upon arrival; the new programs aim to streamline the integration of caregivers into Canadian society.

Per the news release, this initiative is a marked shift from previous requirements, directly addressing the complexities caregivers faced under older schemes.

Prospective candidates must meet certain prerequisites:

“Caregivers play a critical role in supporting Canadian families, and our programs need to reflect their invaluable contributions,” said Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announcing the program.