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Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot Programs (HCCP)

Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot Programs

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  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • C.E: Canadian Experience
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These pilot programs came into effect on June 18, 2019, and will end on June 17, 2024 and receives the total of 5,500 applications per year.

In 2024 the following number of applications is  being accepted in each category:

The Home Support Worker Pilot:
  • Gaining experience category: 1,650 applications
  • Direct to permanent residence category: 1,100 applications
The Home Child Care Provider Pilot:
  • Gaining experience category: 1,650 applications, including 1,500 online applications (CAP reached – Closed) and 150 alternate format applications
  • Direct to permanent residence category: 1,100 applications, including 1,000 online applications and 100 alternate format applications

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SUMMARY

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are 5-year pilot programs that let qualified caregivers and their family members come to Canada with the goal of becoming permanent residents.

If you’ve been offered a job in Canada as a caregiver or have experience working in Canada as a caregiver, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through one of these pilots.

Work permit under this program are exempted from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (➨immilib.com/LMIA) under paragraph R205(a) of Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) (exemption code C90).

To see a list of LMIA exemption Codes (➨immilib.com/LMIA-Exemptions)

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met to be eligible to apply under the Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot:

1- Job Offer Requirement

Unless in the last 36 months, you’ve worked full-time as a caregiver in Canada for a total of 12 months or more, you must have a genuine and valid job offer. The job you’re offered must be in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) (➨Appendix 1) job that matches the pilot you apply for:

Home child care provider (NOC 44100)
  • You must care for children under the age of 18 in your own home or in your employer’s home
  • You don’t need to live in your employer’s home to qualify
  • Experience as a foster parent doesn’t count
  • employers on the job offer must not be businesses
Home support worker (NOC 44101)
  • You must care for someone who needs help from a home support worker either in your own home or in your employer’s home
  • You don’t need to live in your employer’s home to qualify
  • Only home support workers are eligible under NOC 44101
  • Experience as a housekeeper doesn’t count
  • employers on the job offer must not be businesses

Your qualifying work experience must be in 1 of these jobs. It cannot be a mix of both jobs. Make sure the job you’re offered matches the work experience you already have.

2- Qualifying Canadian Work Experience

If you don’t have a qualified job offer, you must have at least 12 months of full-time work experience in Canada in the 36 months before you apply. Your work experience must be full-time in Canada in one of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) jobs:

  • Home child care provider – NOC 44100 (except foster parents)
  • Home support worker – NOC 44101 (except housekeepers)
Your work experience cannot be a mix of both jobs and it cannot be while you were a full-time student.
Your past experience or training must indicate that you’re able to do the work described in the NOC job description.

3- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 5 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5).

4- Education

You must have completed post-secondary education credential of at least one (1) year in Canada. If you don’t have a Canadian education credential, you need to get your foreign education credential assessed (ECA) (➨Appendix 3) to show that it’s equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year.

The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date the application is submitted.

5- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Get a Job Offer

If you have never worked in Canada or if you don’t have 12 months qualifying Canadian work experience as explained in “Minimum Requirements”, then you need to have a genuine and valid job offer from a Canadian employer. Your job offer must be for a full-time position from an employer that is not an embassy, high commission or consulate.

If you don’t already have a qualified job offer with the criteria explained in “Minimum Requirements”, you need to find an employer and secure the job for yourself.

You don’t need a job offer if in the last 36 months you’ve worked full-time as a caregiver in Canada for a total of 12 months or more.

Step 2: Submit Work Permit and Permanent Residence applications

You submit a work permit application together with your permanent residence application online. You may submit a complete application for a occupation-restricted open work permit as well as an application for permanent resident. You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ immilib.com/PR-Portal). 

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.

Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

If you meet the requirements, you will receive an occupation-restricted open work permit that lets you work as a caregiver for any employer. When you complete at least 12 months of work experience and submit the proof, you may become qualified for permanent residence.

Permanent Residence and

Work Permit

Apply Online (PR Portal)
immilib.com/HCCP-Apply
Official Program Guide:

Under 12 months experience, applying from inside Canada:

immilib.com/HCCP-Guide1

Under 12 months experience, applying from outside Canada:

immilib.com/HCCP-Guide2

12 months qualifying experience:

immilib.com/HCCP-Guide3

IRCC Application Fees:

Permanent Residence:

Main applicant: $570
Spouse: $570
Each child: $155
RPRF main applicant: $515
RPRF spouse: $515
Biometrics: $85
(per person if applicable)
Work Permit:
Applicant: $155
Open WP $100
Open WP – Spouse $155
Each child – Visitor $100
Biometrics: $85
(per person if applicable)
Processing Time:
Not Available
Document Checklist:
immilib.com/HCCP-Doc
Contact:
1-888-242-2100 (in Canada)
1-613-944-4000 (outside Canada)
Web Form:
immilib.com/web-form
Visa Office:
immilib.com/Visa-Offices

If you already have 12 months of qualifying work experience (Direct to permanent residence category – Category B), you and your family members are eligible for permanent residence when you apply.

If you have no or fewer than 12 months qualifying work experience (Gaining experience category – Category A), your permanent residence application is put on hold and you are issued an occupation-restricted open work permit. Your dependants are also eligible to accompany you and can be issued open work or study permits. When applying for permanent residence through these pilots, you are required to submit an application for a work permit for yourself and applications for work or study permits for any accompanying dependants.

Once issued an occupation-restricted open work permit, you must obtain 12 months of eligible, full-time, Canadian work experience. To remain eligible in the program, this must happen within three (3) years of being issued their occupation-specific open work permit. You must submit proof of obtaining this work experience within three (3) years of being issued their occupation-restricted open work permit.

Upon receipt of proof, the permanent residence application is taken off hold. An officer will assess whether you meet the work experience requirement.
If you have a work permit and you apply before your current work permit expires, you can keep working until a decision is made on your application. In this situation, you have implied status. You must stay in Canada and continue to meet the conditions of your current work permit.

If you are in Canada on a valid work permit and your PR application is not finalized, you may be able to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you to stay and continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

You may apply for BOWP only if you have completed your 12 months of qualifying work experience and your PR application is approved in principle meaning you have passed the eligibility stage and still have to pass the medical, security and background checks.

Step 3: Get your fingerprint and photo taken (Biometrics)

You and any members of your family between 14 and 79 years old need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics). You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years. If you gave biometrics in the past as part of an application for a visitor visa, work or study permit and they’re still valid, you don’t need to give them again.
You will be contacted to give your biometrics and you will have 30 days from the date on the letter to do it.
In order to give biometrics you need to go to an official biometrics collection service point. You must give your biometrics in person.

Before you go, check the location’s website for its services and fees at (➨ immilib.com/Biometrics).

Step 4: Medical and Background Checks

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨page).

Medical Check:
Instructions on how to get the medical exam done will be sent to you upon completion of selection based on the program’s eligibility criteria. You and your dependents must go for the medical exam within 30 days of receiving these instructions. Only an approved panel physician (➨Appendix 9) can do a complete medical exam for immigration reasons.
Once the exam is done, the physician will send the results to IRCC and will give you a document confirming that a medical exam is done.
Background Check:
Background check is a required procedure to verify your criminal and/or security background to ensure you are admissible to Canada. Criminality and Security together are background checks. Criminality check is performed by RCMP (Police Service of Canada), and Security by CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) and CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency).

Step 5: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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