Canada Caregiver Visa
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
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
hours of work
holiday and sick leave entitlements
termination and resignation terms
Date Modified: May 18, 2015