Become a Home Support Worker

The Home Support Worker Pilot represents an economic program tailored for foreign national caregivers. Eligible participants either possess a qualifying job offer or hold Canadian work experience in a caregiver occupation that meets specific criteria. Additionally, they are required to meet minimum education and language proficiency prerequisites.

Processing Time

For initial applications to this new pilot program, there is a targeted processing time of 12 months. Once caregivers submit proof of meeting the work experience requirement, the permanent residence application is then finalized with a 6-month target processing time. It’s important to understand that a target processing time signifies the Department’s aspirational timeline for processing applications, and it’s not to be confused with an official service standard commitment.

Application Limit

A yearly processing limit of 2,750 applications will be observed, and it is distributed as follows under the Home Support Worker Pilot:

  • In the Gaining Experience category, there will be a total of 1,650 applications (received online or in alternate format)
  • In the Direct to Permanent Residence category, there will be a total of 1,100 applications (received online or in alternate format)

How We Can Help

We ensure that your applications are meticulously prepared and submitted correctly, minimizing the risk of applications being returned due to oversights or errors. Such mistakes can be especially detrimental since the caregiver program operates with annual quotas, and once that limit is reached, the program closes for the year. By avoiding these pitfalls, we increase your chances of securing a coveted spot within the program before the quota is exhausted.

Our Process

Before diving into the sponsorship process, it's crucial to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria. During the initial consultation, we assess your eligibility, evaluate your circumstances and advise you on your chances of success.

One of the most challenging aspects of applying for the caregiver progmam is the substantial documentation required. We can assist you in compiling, structuring, and meticulously reviewing all essential documents to guarantee the completeness and precision of your application.

We provide support in completing the caregiver application and all associated forms accurately. Ensuring that your application is free of errors can substantially expedite the processing times.

After your application is ready, we submit it to the appropriate immigration authorities and communicate with them on your behalf. We also keep track of your application's status and ensure that it progresses smoothly through the system.

If requested, we assist you in preparing for interviews or meetings with immigration officials, ensuring that you are well-prepared to answer questions about your eligibility.

In the event of any issues or complications during the application process, we work diligently to resolve them and keep your application on track.

We provide you with regular updates on the progress of your application, giving you peace of mind throughout the waiting period.

Application Costs

We believe in transparency and ensuring that our clients fully understand the costs associated with the caregiver application process. Below, we have outlined our application costs and what you can expect when working with us.

We offer multiple payment methods to make the process convenient for you:

  • Credit/Debit Card via Stripe
  • Interac Email Transfer

Description: Our initial consultation fee covers the cost of evaluating your eligibility, discussing your specific circumstances, and providing preliminary guidance on the home child care provider pilot process.

Cost: USD 100 (credited towards the total fee if you proceed with our spousal sponsorship services within 30 days of the consultation).

Payment Terms: Payable at the time of booking the consultation.

Description: Our professional fee varies based on the complexity and urgency of your case. The fee quoted encompasses comprehensive support throughout the entire process, encompassing document preparation, application submission, and continuous assistance.

Cost:Our fees start at CAD 2,500 and can vary, reaching up to CAD 4,000 for complex or time-sensitive cases, with an additional charge of CAD 500 for each accompanying family member.

Payment Terms: An initial payment of CAD 1,000 is due upon signing the service agreement, with the remaining balance to be paid when the application is ready for submission.

Description: These are fees imposed by the Canadian government for processing your caregiver application.


For the Principal Applicant's PR and Open Work Permit applications.

Principal Applicant Processing Fee CAD 570
Right of Permanent Residence Fee CAD 515
Open Work Permit Processing Fee CAD 155
Open Work Permit Holder Fee CAD 100
Biometrics Fee, if applicable CAD 85

If applicable, for the Accompanying Spouse's PR and Open Work Permit applications.

Spouse Processing Fee CAD 570
Spouse Right of Permanent Residence Fee CAD 515
Spouse Open Work Permit Processing Fee CAD 155
Spouse Open Work Permit Holder Fee CAD 100
Spouse Biometrics Fee, if applicable CAD 85

If applicable, for the Accompanying Child's PR and Study Permit applications.

Dependent Child Processing Fee CAD 155
Study Permit Processing Fee CAD 150

If applicable, for the Accompanying Child's PR and Visitor Visa applications.

Dependent Child Processing Fee CAD 155
Visitor Visa Processing Fee CAD 100

Payment Terms: Payable directly to the government when submitting your application.

Please note that the government processing fees may change over time. We will keep you informed of any updates to ensure that you have the most accurate information.

Description: The total estimated cost covers all the fees and services mentioned above for a single applicant, excluding any accompanying family members.

Estimated Total Cost: Generally falls within the range of CAD 3,925 to CAD 5,425 for cases that are more complex or time-sensitive.

Description: Inadmissibility issues, such as medical inadmissibility, criminality, or misrepresentation, the cost of addressing these challenges will be determined based on the complexity of the issues. The final cost will be agreed upon by both parties before proceeding.

Cost: To be determined based on case complexity.

Payment Terms: To be determined and agreed upon by both parties.

If you have any questions or require clarification on our application costs, please feel free to reach out to our team. We look forward to assisting you with your caregiver application and helping you realize your Canadian dream.


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