Live in Caregiver Program

Immigration, Refugees and Immigration Canada (IRCC)’s Live-in Caregiver Program allow hiring a Foreign Caregiver for the following family members in a household:
• a child
• an elderly person
• a person with a disability
Popularly known as the ‘Nanny’, Caregivers provide great support in taking care of a household. Their role is both important and vital to the functioning of society. Entry through a Caregiver Visa helps meet the supply-demand equation for this profession as there are not many Canadian who is not ready to take the jobs.
Live-in Caregivers may choose to reside in the house where they work. While the hiring of a Live-in Caregiver is a two-tier process, the third milestone for such a Caregiver could be the application for Permanent Residence of Canada (PR Visa) after acquiring the requisite work experience (2 years).

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA):

Any employer looking to hire a Live-in Caregiver from outside Canada must apply to Service Canada for an approval process called ‘Labour Market Impact Assessment-LMIA’ (formerly known as LMO). This approval calls for a set of guidelines and mandatory requirements for an employer to qualify for the positive determination of LMIA. A Caregiver can be employed only after the LMIA is received.
If you are an employer looking for more information on hiring a Live-in Caregiver.

Work Permit:

Upon successful outcome of LMIA, a foreign worker may then apply for a work permit under the Live-in Caregiver Program at an appropriate Visa Office. The foreign worker has to qualify for the work permit based on Skill and Education Requirements set out in the LMIA.

Application for Permanent Residence in Canada:

After gaining the requisite Work Experience as a Live-in Caregiver in Canada, the applicant may qualify and apply for Canadian Immigration under the Caregiver Program is over.

Where We Can Help you:

• Conducting a Free Assessment and determining your eligibility under the live-in Caregiver program
• Obtaining the positive LMIA for the employer
• Facilitating the Caregiver Visa application process
• Helping you with Permanent Residence Permit

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