The citizenship and immigration minister of Canada Chris Alexander, acknowledging the contributions of the caregivers make to the Canada’s economy and families has announced few prominent reforms to the caregiver’s scheme. This scheme includes putting an end to the live in requirement and also providing two path ways to the eligible caregiver’s to attain permanent residence within 6 months.
One path deals with the criteria for child care takers which are parallel to the present requirements, excluding the need of living in the employer’s house where they are liable to abuse.
On the other hand the caregiver’s in various health care professions will also have a path for permanent residence.
Qualified caregiver’s in this stream can obtain work experience also by providing care for an aged person in a health care facility or at home.
This path also helps the caregiver’s with more career options and aims at the workers in professions which are likely to face the shortage of labor in future. The applications for this stream would be processed within 6 months.