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NEW: IRCC Launches Home Child Care Support Pilot Program

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NEW: IRCC Launches Home Child Care Support Pilot Program

The Home Child Care Support Pilot (HCSP) is a new program that provides financial support to eligible home child care providers in Canada. This new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) pilot Home Child Care Support program is open to both new and experienced home child care providers. The HCSP is designed to help address the shortage of affordable, quality home child care in Canada. The Interim Pathway for Caregivers has been closed to new applications since October 2019. The HCSP pilot program is funded by the Government of Canada.

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    HCSP Eligibility

    To be eligible for the Home Child Care Support Pilot program, you must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Be at least 18 years old.
    • Have a valid first aid and CPR certification.
    • Provide proof of either of the following:
    • Have a suitable home for providing child care.
    • The program provides financial support of up to $11,500 per year for each child care space.
    • The support is paid out in monthly installments.
    • The program is open until March 31, 2025.

    There are 2 pilot categories that accept different numbers of applications. A maximum of 2,750 applications will be put into the HCSP process each calendar year

    • Home Child Care Provider Pilot:
      • Gaining experience category A: 1,650 applications;
        • 1,500 applications received online
        • 150 applications received in an alternate format
      • Direct to permanent residence category B: 1,100 applications
        • 1,000 applications received online
        • 100 applications received in an alternate format
    • Home Support Worker Pilot:
      • Gaining experience category: 1,650 applications (received online or in an alternate format)
      • Direct to permanent residence category: 1,100 applications (received online or in an alternate format)

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    How To Apply For the Home Child Care Support Pilot Program

    • To apply for the HCSP program, you must submit an application form to IRCC.
    • The application form is available on the IRCC website.

    Note: IRCC allows applicants to have more than one application in process at the same time: "an individual may choose to submit applications under both the Provincial Nominee class and the Home Support Worker class should they meet the requirements of both."

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    Are you interested in becoming a home child care provider in Canada?

    If so, you may be eligible for the Home Child Care Support Pilot (HCSP) program. This program provides financial support to eligible home child care providers, up to $11,500 per year per child care space.The HCSP application process can be complex, so it is important to work with an experienced immigration lawyer. An immigration lawyer can help you understand the eligibility requirements, prepare your application, and represent you if there are any problems.

    If you are interested in applying for the HCSP program, please contact the experience Canada immigration lawyers at Ackah Business Immigration Law. We would be happy to discuss your eligibility and help you get started on the application process. Ackah Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help clients move to new opportunities in Canada. To get in touch with Ackah Law, contact us at (403) 452-9515 or send an email directly to contact@ackahlaw.com.


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