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Live-in Caregiver

Immigration

Live-in Caregiver

The Live-in Caregiver program provides an avenue for foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence from within Canada provided they have worked in Canada as a Live-in Caregiver for a minimum of two years within three years after arriving in Canada.

A Live-in Caregiver is an individual who provides in-home care for children, seniors or the physically challenged. The object of this program is to address the shortage of Live-in Caregivers in the Canadian labour market. To qualify under this program you must:

  • Have a temporary work permit;
  • Have a Canadian secondary school diploma equivalent;
  • Have completed six months full time classroom training or
  • Have 12 months experience within the last three years in a related field;
  • Be proficient in English or French;
  • Have an employment contract with a Canadian employer and
  • Passed medical, security and criminal background checks.

You can apply for permanent residence after working for two years as a Live-in Caregiver within three years after arriving in Canada. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a valid work permit as a Live-in Caregiver;
  • Provide evidence of work experience as a full time and paid Live-in Caregiver for a total of two years within three after arriving in Canada;
  • Have lived in your employer’s home while working as a Live-in Caregiver;
  • Have provided, without supervision, in-home care for children, seniors or the physically challenged; and
  • Pass medical, security and criminal background checks.
 
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