Live in Caregivers and PR Stream

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Live in Caregivers and PR Streams

Since November 30, 2014, if applicant has not worked in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program and Labour Market Impact Assessment application was issued by Service Canada after this date, applicant must apply for a regular work permit.

Applicant must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the Live-in Caregiver Program in Canada:

  • 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

The work you do on a live-out basis may count towards the work requirement in order to apply for PR through either the Caring for Children or Caring for People with High Medical Needs pathway.

  1. To be eligible under the Caring for Children pathway, applicant:
  • Must have work experience under the definition in the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) Group 4411 for at least 24 months of full-time work experience in Canada as a home child care provider in the four years. Children must be under the age of 18.
  • Applicant does not need to have lived in your employer’s home to be qualified.
  • Applicant must meet the minimum language levels of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5
  • Education: a completed Canadian or international post-secondary education credential of at least one year
  1. To be eligible under the Caring for People with High Medical needs pathway:
  • Must have at least 24 months of full-time work experience in Canada in the four years (48 months) in one of the following jobs listed in NOC:
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)
  • Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233)
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413)
  • Home support workers and related occupations (NOC 4412). Housekeepers are not eligible.
  • Must meet minimum language levels for the job, CLB 7 for a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, NOC 3012, and CLB 5 for NOC 3233, 3413 or 4412.
  • Must have a completed Canadian or international post-secondary education credential of at least one year.