I need information about child caregiver pilot program. Alberta. I am on open work permit but I want to apply for child

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Customer: I am on open work permit but I want to apply for child caregiver program before my open work visa expire. I have job offer, medical exam. Just need to do English test and do assessment of my bachelor degree from Europe.
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Good morning - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who can answer immigration law questions.

Can you tell me whether you have already worked in Canada as a child caregiver. ?

Customer
No I have restrictions I am not allowed to work with kids because I didn't have medical exam when I was applying for open work permit. I didn't plan to work, but now I want because I think it's really good program.
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My open work permit expires 11th September 2020. I am waiting for my medical exam results to come. I need to do English test and assessment of my bachelor degree.
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I am wondering because I already have family who would hire me, can I apply and imidiatel start working for them, or I have to wait for approval. If I have to wait, how can I change my restriction on open work permit and does that mean that I am on implied status until I got approval or rejection.?
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JJL11, Expert

For this pilot project, you apply for an open work permit which is employer specific but does not have the medical restriction, along with your application for permanent residence so that you can get your permanent resident status faster after you have fulfilled the 2 year work requirement.

So, in your case, you can apply after you have received your medical exam result, your IELTS results and your assessment of your education and submit them along with your offer of employment and the other documentation required. It is important that your job offer is on the IMM 5983 Job Offer form and the details your employer puts down as your job duties match the requirements of a child caregiver listed in the National Occupation Classification ( NOC). The NOC code for child caregiver is 4411. There is a sublink in the link I have included below in the section entitled "Who Can Apply" to the NOC and to the IMM 5983.

Here is the link from the Canada Immigration website about the requirements of this program. I would suggest that you follow the requirements on the document checklist very carefully to make sure there are no delays in the processing of your application. There is a sublink to the checklist in the "How to Apply " section after you have clicked the in Canada application choice.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/caregivers/child-care-home-support-worker/no-experience-about.html

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Thank you for your answer. I have few more questions. What do you think can I start working for that family as soon as I apply or I have to wait for approval.
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JJL11, Expert

You are very welcome.

In my opinion, although it would be good to start accumulating the 24 months work experience needed for the program as soon as possible, you should wait to start your employment until you have applied under the Pilot project because your current work permit does not allow you to work with children. You do not want to risk violating conditions of your current work permit because this could jeopardize you getting an unrestricted work permit under the Pilot project.

Customer
That was what I meant, so you think I can start working as soon as I apply for pilot program.?
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one more thing, do I need to remove restriction from my current open work permit.?
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JJL11, Expert

You can start working once you apply for the pilot project and get your open work permit because your current work permit does not allow you to work with children.

If you apply separately now for a new unrestricted work permit which allows to work with children before you apply for the Pilot project, the processing time is around 3 months and you need to show that you have passed the medical examination.

If you think you will have all the documents ready for the pilot project soon, I would just wait and apply for a new work permit with the Pilot project application.

Hope this answers your question.

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one more. When I apply for pilot program can I still work on my current job in superstore until I don't get answer from pilot program.?
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JJL11, Expert

Yes, you can continue to work at your current job until you start working at the position offered under the Pilot project as long as your current work permit is still valid.

Customer
basically I can't work in superstore and babysit in same time while I wait for response.?
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what about my husband and kids, can my husband work and can my kids go to school.? We will all be on implied status.?
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what if my assessment off degree doesn't come before my visa expire because of covid 19
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JJL11, Expert

That's right - you cannot start your babysitting job until you get a work permit that allows you to work with children.

Are your husband and kids with you in Canada now and do they currently have work and study permits ?

In order to respond to your question about extending your current work permit if you don't get the assessment before September, 2020, can you tell me how you were eligible to get the work permit you are currently holding ?

Customer
Me and my husband got open work permit through iec so it is working holiday visa. And kids have visa because of us. Because our current visa can't be extended.
Customer
We are all in Edmonton.
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JJL11, Expert

You are able to extend your IEC work permits if you are still working for the same job and same employer . Is this true for you ?

Customer
Even if my visa is not restricted to that employer.? Am I working in superstore from October last year and I will be working.
Customer
can my husband and kids get extended visa on behalf of me.
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JJL11, Expert

I would try extending your work permit under the IEC if you think that getting your assessment will take a long time. If you do get this extension, you can submit proof that you passed your medical exams to get an unrestricted one and then you can start your babysitting job.

Your husband and kids can extend their visas along with you.

Is your husband still working at the same job now as when he first got his work permit under IEC ?

Customer
No, he has been laied off, but he is starting with new employer next month
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JJL11, Expert

In that case, he might not get the extension but I would suggest that he still try. After your application for the Pilot project is approved, your husband and children will be entitled to work and study permits.

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