Pathway to Permanent Residence for Caregivers Closes June 4, 2019 — May 9, 2019

Pathway to Permanent Residence for Caregivers Closes June 4, 2019

May 9, 2019

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to remind caregivers currently working in Canada, that the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, closes on June 4, 2019.

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers was launched as a three-month program on March 4 as a short-term pathway for caregivers, their spouses and their children for the opportunity to become permanent residents. This pathway was launched to help caregivers who have been working in Canada but who haven’t qualified for any other current caregiver program.

To apply, a caregiver needs to have:

  • a valid work permit (or have applied to extend their work permit or restore their status)
  • one year of Canadian work experience as a home childcare provider or home support worker, or a combination of both jobs since November 2014
  • a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking in either English or French
  • a Canadian high school diploma or a foreign equivalent

If an applicant can’t get the results of a language test or Educational Credential Assessment in time before the deadline, they can submit proof they have scheduled a language test and have submitted a request for an assessment.

“I encourage caregivers and all those involved with caregivers in the Yellowhead, whether personally or professionally, to let them know,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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