Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway

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Caring for People with High Medical Needs

Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway

The Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway is one of the two special Live-In Caregiver programs that could lead to permanent residence in just 6 months.

You may be eligible to apply under this program if you have the following work experience under the Live-in Caregiver Program:

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify under the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway, you must meet ALL of the following:

  • At least 24 months of full-time work experience (at least 30 hours of paid work per week) in Canada within 48 months of applying in one of the following NOC occupations: 
    • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)
    • Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233)
    • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413)
    • Home support workers and related occupations (NOC 4412)
      • Only home support workers are eligible under NOC 4412, housekeepers are not eligible.
  • You must have done most of the main duties and ALL the essential duties in the NOC job description
  • If you got your work experience in Canada as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012) or as a licensed practical nurse (NOC 3233), you must:
    • prove that you are licensed to practice in Canada
    • provide proof that you are registered with the regulatory body, as required, in your province/territory at the time you apply

You must prove that you meet the requirements of the job for which you are claiming work experience. Relevant employment requirements include:

  • education,
  • training, OR
  • other qualifications as set out in the NOC job description.

You must have official and valid language test results in English or French that meet the minimum language level as follows:

  • If you gained your work experience in Canada as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012), you must meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for all four language abilities.
  • If you gained your work experience in Canada in any other eligible job (NOC 3233, NOC 3413 or NOC 4412), you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 for all four language abilities.

You can take any of the following tests approved by ICCRC:

For English:

For French:

Language test results must not be more than 2 years old on the day you submit your application to be considered valid.

To qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you must have:

  • a completed Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year, OR
  • a completed foreign credential with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), with the report showing that your foreign education is equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year, issued by an approved IRCC agency.

Here’s a list of IRCC’s designated organizations for ECAs:

For applicants with foreign credentials, the ECA must be less than 5 years old on the date the application is submitted.

Our regulated immigration consultants can assess your qualifications and give you valuable advice on how to maximize your chances of coming to Canada. You can start by taking our FREE ASSESSMENT or contacting us here.

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