The Government of Canada today announced major changes to the
live-in caregiver program. The live-in caregiver program
provides a pathway to permanent residency for qualified applicants
who come to Canada to provide needed child and elder care
services. The reforms aim to clear a significant backlog of
permanent residency applications through the program.
As of November 30, 2014 caregivers may apply to come to Canada
in two streams. The first, a childcare stream,
is similar to the current program. A second stream will
recognize caregivers in a variety of healthcare occupations, in
anticipation of a growing need for elder-care and other support
worker services in future. The Government anticipates
processing permanent residency applications by eligible caregivers
within 6 months. In an effort to clear the backlog of approximately
60,000 applicants, the Government will accept 30,000 eligible
caregivers for permanent residency in 2015.
In a move aimed at reducing the potential for program abuse, the
Government of Canada also announced that it is ending the
'live-in' requirement. Caregivers will now have the option
of living outside the home.
Caregivers who apply for a work permit prior to November 30,
2014 will have the option of completing their work requirements on
a live-in basis and apply for permanent residency per
the current program.
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February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
Settlement funds required for new immigrants coming to Canada under two federal programs have increased for 2017. As a result of the increases, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has urged those affected candidates in the Express Entry Pool to update their profiles.
On February 20th 2017 Ontario will begin opening its popular streams.
The OINP's International Masters Graduate Stream, International PhD
Graduate Stream and Express Entry Human Capital Priority Stream will all
begin receiving applications for 2017 allocations.
Ontario has opened the most popular streams of its Immigrant Nominee Program. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program's International Masters Graduate Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream and Express Entry Human Capital Priority Stream opened on February 21, 2017.
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