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Caregivers: Trudeau Government and Family Members

caregivers: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets a hug as he visits caregivers and their family members at Malvern Family Resource Centre in Toronto on March 31, 2017, according to Toronto Star. The Trudeau government is launching two new immigration pilot programs that will allow caregivers to come to Canada with their families. The government will now assess caregivers for permanent residency before they are allowed to come to Canada as opposed to having them apply after two years of working here and if approved, they will receive an occupation-specific work permit that will allow them to change employers without having to apply for another permit. Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo Under the five-year pilot program, spouses and common-law partners, as well as dependent children, will also be allowed to accompany caregivers using government-issued open work permits and study permits, respectively. We are providing them with both the opportunity to bring their family members here and access permanent residency to demonstrate our commitment. Caregivers provide care to families in Canada that need it, and it's time for Canada to care for them in return, said Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, in a press release. ( As reported in the news.