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New Caregiver Programs Come with a Catch

The two new caregiver pilot programs announced by Minister Hussen in June come with a surprising new financial requirement.

The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots, which make caregiver work permits occupation-specific rather than employer-specific, also require that applicants show they have enough money to support themselves; this was not required under previous programs.

Advocates fear this caveat will create a barrier for many applicants, who may be vulnerable to exploitation by loan sharks.

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