The pilot opened to applications on 18 June 2019 and will be accepting a maximum of 2,750 primary applicants per year, with their immediate family members. The new immigration pilot program is for foreign nationals available to work as Home Care Providers. 

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot is one of two caregiver pilots are:

Home child care help parents to look after children and may be required to help out with household duties. The caregiver can get a job either in daycare or in employer’s homes which are different from the Live-in Caregiver Program which requires the caregiver to live in their employer’s home.

This program is open to applicants with the following job titles: 

  • Babysitter;
  • Au pair;
  • Child care live-in-caregiver;
  • Child care provider – private home;
  • Nanny;
  • Mother helper;
  • Foster parent;
  • Babysitter – fitness centre; and
  • Babysitter – shopping centre.

Home support workers help seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals in rehabilitation by providing personal care and companionship during times of recovery, incapacitation, and family disruption. Duties include but are not limited to preparing meals, feeding, bathing, changing dressings, administering medications, and other routine housekeeping duties. The caregiver has to stay in their employer/client home. Home support workers may also care for children. However, it must not be their primary responsibility.  


This program is open to applicants with the following job titles: 

  • Attendant for persons with disabilities – home care;
  • Family caregiver;
  • Home support worker;
  • Housekeeper;
  • Live-in caregiver – seniors;
  • Personal aide – home support;
  • Personal care attendant – home care;
  • Respite worker – home support;
  • Doula; and
  • Home visitor – infant care.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants must meet the requirements listed below.

Job Offer

Eligible candidates will have a job offer in Canada at the time of application for a work permit.

Work Experience

With a work permit, caregivers will be able to gain two years of mandatory work experience in order to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Language Requirements

Eligible candidates will meet Canadian Language Benchmark level 5.

Educational Requirements

Applicants must have one year of Canadian post-secondary education or foreign equivalent to being eligible.