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I have the work experience needed to apply to the Caring for Children or Caring for People with High Medical Needs pathway but the cap on applications has already been reached. What are my options?

If the cap has been reached when you are ready to apply, you may choose to wait until the pathway re-opens or use the Come to Canada tool to see if you may be eligible to apply under another program.

The cap of 2,750 principal applicants for each pathway, or 5,500 each year in all, is intended to meet demand. In recent years, about 4,500 caregivers have applied for permanent residence each year. Spouses, common-law partners and dependent children of principal applicants are not included under the cap.


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