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Number of migrant caregivers becoming permanent residents plummets after federal changes

Feb 8

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The number of foreign caregivers becoming permanent residents has plummeted since Ottawa introduced what it calls “new pathways” for them to settle in Canada. According to Immigration Department data, about 20 per cent, or 555 caregivers out of 2,730 applicants, were granted permanent residency in the country in the three years after the former Conservative government set out the new language and post-secondary education requirements in November 2014.

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