There is a lot of opportunity for care providers to work in Canada. In general, people live longer, happier lives here because of our great public healthcare system. The average life expectancy is currently 82 years in Canada, and it is increasing year on year. A lot of retirees fall into the bracket between retirement (62 on average) and the bright light at the end of the tunnel. A staggering 7 million Canadians are enjoying their well earned twilight years. If that doesn’t sound like a lot, our nationwide population is only 38 million people. Do the math and you’ll see that equates to nearly 20% of our population, putting around enjoying cheap prescription medication and apple sauce.
If taking care of the elderly isn’t your cup of maple syrup, there are the children. 7.2 million Canadians are under the age of 18. You can see where we’re going with this right? From au pairs to educators, the parents of Canada need a helping hand and they need it now. But, there’s always a but, we wouldn’t advise that you simply pack your bags and move to Canada. There are a number of factors to consider first.
What to Think About When Looking For Work in Canada
Do you want to become a permanent resident? If the answer is yes, you need to apply for either the Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Care Provider Pilot at the same time as you apply for your work permit.
Your Work Permit
You will need a job offer to get a work permit, and the Canadian government isn’t as liberal with those as they are with free prescription medication for the elderly.
What if you want to change jobs in Canada
There is a personal nature to the relationships you form with the people you care for. It doesn’t always work out, which is why the IRCC has seen fit to grant care providers a special open work permit, which allows them to switch employers in the event that things don’t work out.
Accepting a job in the right part of Canada
If you do change employers, you need to be able to find another job as quickly and easily as possible. Gaps in your employment don’t look good when you need to renew your work permit after two years, not to mention, you want to be able to submit your two years of work experience for your permanent residency application without any hiccups. So, where should you look?
- British Columbia - over 80% of the population plans to stay in the province when they retire
- Ontario - 80% of the population plans to stay in the province when they retire
- Atlantic Canada - just under 80% of the population plans to stay in the province when they retire
Naturally, you’ll find the most populated areas yield the best employment opportunities. The home care provider pilots allow applicants to live and work anywhere in Canada, as long as they meet the requirements for permanent residency. Obviously our golden oldies aren’t your only employment prospect. There is work in Canada for caregivers across all ages; night nurses for infants, au pairs for the later years, tutors for teens and living assistants for people who are temporarily or permanently disabled. We need people who care, we need you.
How We Can Help You
Ultimately securing a job will be up to you, however our RCIC’s can help guide you not only on the best places to find a good job in Canada, but also how to become a permanent resident of Canada and eventually a Canadian citizen. It is of the utmost importance that you follow Canadian immigration procedure to the tee, or risk losing the chance to become a permanent resident of Canada. This is where our highly skilled immigration experts come in.
By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.
When you apply for your Canadian work permit and eventually permanent residency with our services you essentially remove all the stress and complications from the immigration process, and as long as you meet the eligibility requirements, you can rest assured that your application is in good hands.
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