“Apply With the Link”: Canada Reopens 2 Programmes For Nigerians To Relocate With Family Permanently

“Apply With the Link”: Canada Reopens 2 Programmes For Nigerians To Relocate With Family Permanently

  • Canada has re-launched two programmes aimed at attracting more caregivers who are seeking to relocate
  • Qualified candidates who secure jobs also have the opportunity to relocate with family members
  • Additionally, there is a prospect for those ready to relocate to become permanent citizens after five years

Legit.ng journalist Dave Ibemere has over a decade of experience covering tech, energy, stocks, investments, and the economy.

The Canadian government is inviting applications for its Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot programmes.

These two caregiver programmes offer foreigners, including Nigerians, the opportunity to relocate with their families and obtain permanent residency.

Canada is calling for caregivers
Canada opens the door for caregiver route to permanent citizenship Photo credit: IRCC
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Nigerians interested can start applying from January 1, 2024, at 9am Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Details about the Canadian caregiver programme

The programme is structured for five years and offers eligible caregivers and their families the opportunity to immigrate to Canada with the prospect of becoming permanent citizens.

The application process is categorised into two main pathways: Direct entry into permanent residence and gaining experience.

The cost to apply start at $CAN 1,085, which is N982,030

How the application to Canada caregiver program works

Nigerians applying via direct entry must possess 12 months of relevant work experience and choose the category.

Other other hand, gaining experience is for those with less than 12 months of work experience or no prior full-time caregiver work experience in Canada, the Gaining Experience category is an option.

Suppose you have worked as a caregiver full-time in Canada for 12 months or more within the previous 36 months. In that case, you qualify to apply under the Direct to Permanence category.

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Steps to apply for Canada caregiver programs

  • Visit the official Canada.ca website for detailed requirements.
  • Prove your English or French proficiency through approved language tests.
  • Have your foreign education credentials evaluated by designated Canada-approved organizations.
  • Prepare and submit your complete permanent residence application package.
  • After applying, attend a biometrics appointment and follow any additional instructions issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a final decision on your application.

For full details and an application link, check here.

"Teachers, plumber": Canada releases list of jobs for express entry visa

Earlier, Legit.ng revealed that Canada released a list of job categories that will receive priority for the Express Entry visa.

The list includes teaching and plumbing, among several other professions, as the country focuses on meeting labour market demands and bridging the gap in these professions.

Skilled foreign workers in the priority job categories will have a higher chance of getting a visa through the Express Entry system.

Source: Legit.ng

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Dave Ibemere (Senior Business Editor) Dave Ibemere is a senior business editor at Legit.ng. He is a financial journalist with over a decade of experience in print and online media. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the African Academy for Open-Source Investigation (AAOSI), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and other media think tank groups. He previously worked with The Guardian, BusinessDay, and headed the business desk at Ripples Nigeria. Email: dave.ibemere@corp.legit.ng.

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