Caregiver Program As a CAREGIVER, you have options to come to Canada to become a permanent resident or work temporarily. Caregiver: Families can hire a foreign caregiver to provide care, in a private residence, to children, seniors or persons with certified medical needs, when Canadian and permanent residents are not available. Caregiver programs: Currently there are two programs, which allow Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada, to hire foreign CAREGIVERS to work at their homes: Home Childcare provider – NOC 4411 This job is for caring of children under 18 years of age. Home Support Worker – NOC 4412 This job is for those who work with seniors, persons with disabilities. How the process works: You apply to either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot, depending on which occupation you plan to work in. You submit a work permit application together with your permanent residence application. If you meet the requirements, you get a work permit to work in Canada temporarily. The work permit you get is an occupation-restricted open work permit and lets you work as a caregiver for any employer. Get at least 24 months of work experience to qualify for permanent residence. You send us proof of your work experience once you have enough. We make a final decision on your application for permanent residence.