Canada: Work experience for caregivers reduced to 12 months for permanent residence

Web Desk 11:10 PM | 11 Feb, 2023
Canada: Work experience for caregivers reduced to 12 months for permanent residence
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TORONTO - Canada has slashed the amount of work experience required for a caregiver to qualify for permanent residence from 24 months to 12 months.

As per a press release issued by the government on Saturday, some spaces under the existing caregiver pathways have been reserved for caregivers who have work experience in Canada already from a previous work permit so that they are able to apply for permanent residence.

As far as the implementation is concerned, the change will be effective from April 30 this year and interestingly will be retrospective for caregivers who have already applied.

The benefit of the change is that caregivers and their families will benefit from a swift path to permanent residence and successful settlement in Canada and will improve processing of applications.

The beneficiaries of the change would be enormous as government estimates that 90% of applications fall in the category. The government has stated that it would continue to make any necessary changes to appreciate caregivers.

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship commented on the development that caregivers are indispensable in assisting Canadian families, and it's an honour to provide them a more expedited route to permanent residence and prosperous integration into Canada.

On the other hand, Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre said it is their responsibility to support caregivers in Canada.

'Reducing work experience and creating reserved pathways to permanent residence are just a couple of ways we can show our appreciation for the sacrifices and hard work of caregivers,' she added.

It is to be mentioned that the shift in criteria is intended to apply to applicants from both the Home Child Care Provider (HCCP) pilot as well as the Home Support Worker (HSW) pilot, including those whose applications have already been received by IRCC. The prospective applicants for the remainder of the five‑year pilots would also take benefit from the change.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 1, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 1, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 310.9 314.15
Euro EUR 330 333.3
UK Pound Sterling GBP 382.5 386.3
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.8 85.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.2 83
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 229.2
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125


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