IRCC Finally Gives an Update on Caregiver Applications

Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: LMIA & Foreign Workers

IRCC Promises More Resources Towards Caregiver Applications


IRCC finally gives us an update about caregiver applications. After introducing the new Caregiver Pilot program in 2019, many were complaining about extremely long processing times. People were waiting up to 15 months before getting an application number.


Caregivers play a crucial role in Canada’s future. On one hand we have an aging population who will require greater healthcare related services, including personal caregivers. Similarly, working families will greatly benefit from caregivers for their children.

IRCC has promised to:

  • finalize permanent residence applications for up to 6,000 caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience by December 31, 2021
  • make at least 1,500 first-stage decisions on applications for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots by June 30, 2021
  • increase the digitization of caregiver applications
  • ensure applicants receive acknowledgement of receipt letters by May 31, 2021

For more information read the public policy released by the Immigration Minister:


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