Our Ottawa immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC are familiar with the recent changes the government has implemented to the Caregiver Permanent Residency Program. This program categorizes applicants into those caring for children and those caring for people with high medical needs, with specific requirements for each category. We would be pleased to meet with you to assist you with the preparation of your application and enhance the chances of a successful decision on your matter.
Caring for Children Category
In order to qualify for the caring for children category, the Applicant must establish that he or she has:
- At least 24 months full time work experience in Canada as a home child care provider over the 48 months before the application is submitted. However, any work experience acquired a as full time student will not qualify towards the full time work experience;
- Experience as a home child provider meet the definition of National Occupation Classification (NOC) Group 4411;
- Cared for children under 18 whether in own home or in employer’s home;
- Taken a French or English language test;
- Completed a Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year OR completed a foreign education credential, which is recognized in Canada as equal to one year post-secondary education credential of at least one year;
- no admissibility issues no inadmissible family members.
Caring for People with High Medical Needs
In order to qualify for this category, the applicant is required to prove that he or she has:
- At least 24 months of full time work experience in Canada in the last 48 months in one of these National Occupations:
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012);
- Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233);
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413);
- Home support workers and related occupations (NOC 4412)
- Performed all the essential duties listed in the NOC job description and most of the main duties in the job description;
- Worked as a registered nurse or a registered psychiatric nurse, or a licensed practical nurse;
- Received a license to practice in Canada and that he or she is registered with the regulatory body of the province;
- Completed the education, training, and other qualifications necessary to fit each NOC:
- For education it is essential to prove either a one year post-secondary education credential in Canada, OR
- A completed foreign education credential approved as equivalent to a one year Canadian post-secondary credential of at least one year;
- Taken a language test and establish minimum language levels necessary for the job;
- No admissibility issues and no inadmissible family members.