These new pilot programs for caregivers replace the existing pilots that are on the verge of expiring. The yearly intake in each program will be 2,750 principal applicants, and their close family members.
Also, in these new programs, caregivers will get a work permit only when they enclose a Canadian Job Offer and also meet the normal criteria for immigration programs. After gaining the necessary Canadian work experience (2 years), they can seek the permanent residency. The government wants the people who arrive to work as caregivers to have a path and get permanent residency. There are some other benefits in the new pilots. These are:
There is empowerment of caregivers to leave the employers and also issuing a flexible work permit.
Moreover, the government extended the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, which re-opens on July 8 and will accept applications for the duration of three months. Some experts are advocating for the cause of caregivers by removing/reducing the requirements for language and education.
These new programs offer a good solution to the caregivers but they have to meet the eligibility requirements. With such kind of government support, they can hope to get a better status in Canada.