Canada migrant Caregiver’s migration program is now under review. Overseas caregivers will not qualify for Canada PR if they do not accrue 2 years of work by 29 November 2019. This has been notified in a notice of the Immigration Department.
The Government of Canada has placed the 2 programs for overseas caregivers under review. One program is for those who care for children. The second one is for those who provide care to adults who have high medical needs. It has said that it is yet to take a call on whether to end the programs replace them or renew them, as quoted by the Star.
Faith St. John the Spokesperson for Immigration Canada said that both these programs were launched on a pilot basis for 5 years. It means they will expire on 29 November 2019 as they were launched on 29 November 2014.
The review for both the Canada migrant Caregiver’s migration programs is under process said the Spokesperson. It will assist to determine the PR pathway upon completion of the 5-year date. The options for continuing or replacing the programs will be analyzed and declared prior to the expiry in 2019, added Faith St. John.
The announcement by Immigration Department has given rise to apprehensions over ending of the special Canada PR pathway for overseas caregivers.
Migrant Mothers Project Head and Social Work Professor at University of Toronto Rupaleem Bhuyan said that this has confused many caregivers. They are also upset over the turn by the government added Bhuyan.
The Professor said that government continues to process and issue applications for caregivers from November 2017. It did not reveal till now that they will not qualify for Canada PR, added Bhuyan.
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