On January 1st, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will reset the cap and begin accepting applications for two caregiver pilot programs: The Home Childcare Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: Direct to Permanent Residence category.
These programs are specifically for applicants with work experience in caregiving. Both pilot programs were launched in 2019 and are set to expire on of June 17, 2024. They have proven popular with nearly 1,100 caregivers and their family members becoming permanent residents in 2022.
IRCC advises interested eligible candidates to apply sooner than later. The 2023 cap for online applicants in the Home Child Care Provider Pilot (1,000) was reached on April 14, 2023, although according to the website, there are still open spaces for the Home Support Worker Pilot in 2023.