Canada Caregiver Visa

How to immigrate to Canada as a caregiver

Canada Caregiver visa Infographic

How to immigrate to Canada as a Live-in Caregiver -Infographic Description (Apr 25 Update).

The Live-in Caregiver Program allows Canadians to hire foreign caregivers to work for them. Live-in or live out options.


A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from an employer in Canada

A written contract with your future employer, signed by you and the employer

Successful completion of the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education

At least six months’ training or at least one year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation (including six months with one employer) in the past three years

Good knowledge of English or French

A work permit before you enter Canada

Working Conditions

If you already have a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit and you want to extend it or change jobs to work with another employer who agrees to a live-in arrangement:

you may apply for a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit.

If you choose to live out of your employer’s home, you will be leaving the Live-in Caregiver Program:

You will need to apply for a regular work permit. Your current or future employer will need a new Labour Market Impact Assessment before you apply.

The employment contract must demonstrate that the LCP requirements are met by including a description of:</p>\n<p>mandatory employer-paid benefits, including:

transportation to Canada from the live-in caregiver’s country of permanent residence or the country of habitual residence to the location of work in Canada

medical insurance coverage provided from the date of the live-in caregiver’s arrival until he or she is eligible for provincial health insurance

workplace safety insurance coverage for the duration of employment

all recruitment fees, including any amount payable to a third-party recruiter or agents hired by the employer that would otherwise have been charged to the live in caregiver

job duties

hours of work


accommodation arrangements

holiday and sick leave entitlements

termination and resignation terms

Application Fees

Applicant: $550.00

Employer: $1,000.00

Date Modified: May 18, 2015


Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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