Minister Mendicino launches plan to accelerate caregiver application processing

Date Announced:

April 15, 2021

Active Period:

April 15, 2021 until December 31, 2021.


IRCC is working to overcome the pandemic-related roadblocks that have interfered with processing applications from caregivers and their families by announcing a processing plan for 2021. As part of this plan, IRCC will * finalize permanent residence applications for up to 6,000 caregivers who have completed their in-Canada work experience and their immediate family members, by December 31, 2021; * make at least 1,500 first-stage decisions on applications for the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots by June 30, 2021; * increase the digitization of caregiver applications; * ensure applicants receive acknowledgement of receipt letters by May 31, 2021.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | Family class (reunification) | Temporary residents


caregivers | immediate family | permanent residence applicants

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