Improvements to Canada’s Caregiver Program

These improvements will mean faster processing, faster family reunification, better career opportunities, better protection against potential workplace vulnerability and abuse.

Specifically, CIC will:

  • Accept 30,000 permanent residents through the caregiver category, an all-time high, in 2015, to bring down the backlog and processing times for applicants, 
  • End the live-in requirement for caregivers who wish to apply to two new pathways to permanent residence, and
  • Expand the occupations that caregivers may work in to qualify to apply for permanent residence, with an aim of ensuring that caregivers are able to transition into established, well-paying careers and integrate into Canada’s labour market.
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