An In-Home Caregiver is qualified to provide care to a child, an elderly person or an adult with disabilities. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.
The In-Home Caregiver Program allows Canadian families to hire workers from abroad when there is a demonstrated shortage of Canadians and permanent residents to fill available positions.
Applicants who meet the requirements receive a Work Permit and can enter Canada on this basis. Caregivers must work for two years, or 3,900 hours, and then become eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
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To become eliligible for the program, you need to have:
- A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from your Canadian employer
- A signed written contract from your future employer, signed by both parties
- Education that is 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
- English or French language knowledge (good)
- A work permit (to enter Canada)
Are you an employer wishing to hire a caregiver? If so, you must meet certain requirements including:
- making effort to first fill your position with a Canadian, a permanent resident or a foreign worker already in Canada;
- having enough income to pay a live-in caregiver;
- ability to provide acceptable accommodation in your home;
- sign an employment contract for the job of caregiving for a child, elderly or disabled person
- submit an application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) with the employment contract to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/SC)
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*You must have knowledge of the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act, regulations, policy & relevant Federal Court decisions for a successful application.