Canada is home to millions of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Such individuals require specialized care and attention to ensure they live long and happy lives. While many such individuals are cared for by family members, others may require assistance from caregivers or home support workers.
Many people already work in such caregiver and home support workers roles in Canada, but the demand for such services is much higher than the supply of workers available. For this reason, the Canadian government has set up a special immigration program called the Home Support Worker Pilot Program (HSWP).
This program falls under the Home Care Provider Pilot categories introduced in 2019. It allows foreign workers to come to Canada and work as home support workers and then apply for permanent residence.