Qualification- caregiver
Eligibility
You may be eligible to apply for the caregiver program, if you:
  • have a genuine and valid job offer
  • are able to do the job
  • meet the language level
  • meet the education requirement
  • are admissible to Canada
  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec as a permanent resident
The job you’re offered must be:
  • made using Offer of Employment 
  • full-time, which means at least 30 hours of paid work each week
  • from a Canadian employer
  • outside the province of Quebec
  • from an employer who’s not an embassy, high commission or consulate
  • genuine, meaning there’s a real need to hire you
The job you’re offered must be in the (NOC) job that matches the pilot you apply for:
Home child care provider (NOC 4411)
  • You must care for children under the age of 18 in your own home or in your employer’s home
  • You don’t need to live in your employer’s home to qualify
  • Experience as a foster parent doesn’t count
Home support worker (NOC 4412)
  • You must care for someone who needs help from a home support worker either in your own home or in your employer’s home
  • You don’t need to live in your employer’s home to qualify
  • Only home support workers are eligible under NOC 4412
  • Experience as a housekeeper doesn’t count
Ability to do the work
We use any past experience or training you have to decide if you’re able to do the work described in the NOC job description (lead statement).
Language levels
You need to take a language test to prove you meet the minimum language skills.
To measure your English or French skills, we use:
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English
  • Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) for French
The minimum language skill is CLB 5 in English or NLCL 5 in French for all 4 language skills:
  • writing
  • reading
  • listening
  • speaking
Education
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.