Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot – ≥24 months

In the last 36 months, you’ve worked full-time as a caregiver in Canada for a total of 24 months or more.


About the process

If you already have 24 months of qualifying work experience, you and your family members may be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot. When you apply, you need to include documents to prove you have enough qualifying work experience.



Have enough Work experience

You must have at least 24 months of full-time work experience in Canada in the 36 months before you apply. Depending on which pilot you apply for, your work experience must be in 1 of these NOC jobs:

  • Home child care provider(NOC 4411)
  • Home Support Worker(NOC 4412)

For this work experience:

  • your qualifying work experience must be in 1 of these jobs. It cannot be a mix of both jobs
  • you must show that your job matched the NOC job description and you must have done most of the main duties
  • your 24 months of work experience must be gained in a 36-month period
  • you don’t have to have worked 24 months in a row, just 24 months total
  • full-time means at least 30 hours of paid work each week
  • any work experience you had while you were a full-time student doesn’t count


Language levels

You need to take a language test to prove you meet the minimum language skills.

The minimum language skills is CLB 5 in English or NCLC 5 in French for all 4 language skills (writing, reading, listening, speaking).



You must have a completed post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year in Canada. If you don’t have a Canadian education credential, you need to get your foreign education credential assessed to show that it’s equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least 1 year.


Are admissible to Canada


Plan to live outside the province of Quebec as a permanent resident