(403) 452-9515 WhatsApp(587) 575-8808
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration

Search Ackah Law...

Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Consultation

More Options...

Program Update: Open Work Permits Under the Interim Pathway for Caregivers

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Caregiver/Nanny LMIA

Program Update: Open Work Permits Under the Interim Pathway for Caregivers

Canada has updated the information in the new IRCC Interim Pathway for Caregivers. The program update explains that program applicants for permanent residence in Canada can also apply for an open work permit under the Interim Pathway for Caregivers by submitting an open work permit when they submit their application for permanent residence. Caregiver applicants can apply for an open work permit under Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code A70.

Interim Pathway for Caregivers Open March 4 - June 4, 2019

The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a temporary program that opened March 4 for in-home temporary foreign worker caregivers who came to work in Canada under the now-expired Caring for Children or Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilot programs, and will stay open for applications through July 4, 2019. This temporary program is intended to provide a pathway to permanent residence for caregivers who came to Canada in good faith but did not have a clear way to become PRs under the old programs.

Applicants must meet caregiver permanent residence IRCC qualifications for status, work, language and education criteria, including:

  • have a valid work permit
  • have applied to extend your work permit and be waiting on a decision
  • have applied to restore your status as a worker
  • have work experience as a home childcare provider or home support worker
  • must meet minimum language skill is CLB 5 in English or NLCL 5 in French for all 4 language skills
  • must have a Canadian high school diploma or a non-Canadian educational diploma

Why Canada Needs Live-In Caregivers

Live-in caregivers in Canada must be qualified to provide care for the elderly, disabled or children. There is a high demand for live-in caregivers in Canada but not enough Canadians to do this job. Many foreign workers want to move to Canada to find work as live-in caregivers. These workers must live in the private homes of their employer.

Canada has other ways for foreign worker live-in caregivers to become permanent residents: Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot to Launch in 2019.

Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn Ackah

Updates for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers

Canada has introduced two new policies benefitting employers and foreign workers with valid Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) permits whose jobs have been impacted by COVID that will ...

Read More

Are Canadian Foreign Workers Entitled to Employment Insurance and CERB Benefits?

Hermie Abraham Are you an immigrant living or working in Canada who has been hurt by the economic fallout? At Ackah Law, we are committed to helping Canadian immigrants and employers ...

Read More

WATCH: Everything You Need to Know About Being a Foreign Worker During the COVID Pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting temporary foreign workers in a unique way. What happens when a work permit expires during this time? How does a lay-off affect a foreign ...

Read More

Canada Restaurant Industry Needs Immigrant Workers

In the third quarter of 2019, there were 67,370 vacant jobs in Canadian food service and drinking establishments, according to Statistics Canada. This restaurant labour shortage ...

Read More

How To Recruit Your Ideal Foreign Worker and Get An LMIA

Canada has a growing economy and employers may need to fill short-term labour and skill needs for which qualified Canadians are not available. Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker ...

Read More

Canada's New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot for Permanent Residence

Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a new economic immigration program to help local community's agri-food labour needs that will provide ...

Read More

What I value most about Evelyn's counsel is her willingness to think outside the box when navigating complex or stressful immigration matters. When presented with a problem, Evelyn immediately envisions herself as the client and then draws from her broad experience to design a solution. Her unshakeable knowledge of immigration law and policy is obvious. However, what distinguishes her most from other practitioners is her intuitive and action-oriented advice. She understands us and is an absolute asset to our business.

– Marla Brock, CEO, KidCoover

View All Testimonials