Live-in Caregivers

Live-in Caregivers

Obtaining a Canadian Work Permit as a Caregiver

In 2019, Canada launched two pilots: the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot, offering caregivers a route to permanent residence after two years of eligible work in Canada.

These programs also permit caregivers to bring their families to Canada. If hiring an in-country foreign caregiver, use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the Live-In Caregiver Program under specific conditions.

Key Requirements:

  • Valid job offer.
  • Language proficiency of at least CLB 5.
  • One year of Canadian post-secondary education or foreign equivalent.
  • Meet admissibility standards.

After the job offer, caregivers should apply for permanent residence through the relevant pilot and for a work permit. Approved candidates get a three-year work permit. Processing may take up to 12 months.

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