If you are a caregiver who wishes to provide care for a child, an elderly, or people with high medical needs in a private household, you may be eligible for permanent residency under either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot Program and the Home Support Worker Pilot Program.
You do not need work experience to apply to these programs. If you apply with only some or without any qualified work experience, you will first receive a work permit to gain qualified experience in Canada.
However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only assess your application when you have obtained a minimum of 24 months of qualified Canadian work experience within 3 years.
Further, you must have received a valid job offer from a Canadian employer to be eligible unless you have obtained enough qualified work experience.
You may include your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children in your application if they want to accompany you to Canada. They may also be eligible for a work/study permit.
If you are already in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, and your work permit is about to expire, you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit after the submission of your application.
Live-in caregiver program
Please note that the old Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) has been closed to new applicants since June 17, 2019. However, you may still apply for permanent residency under the LCP if you meet one of the following conditions:
1. You have at least 2 years of experience in this program, and you are working in Canada with an LCP work permit. OR
2. You have at least 2 years of experience in this program, and your first LCP work permitted was based on an LMIA submitted on or before November 30, 2014.
WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU
To successfully apply for permanent residency under these caregiver programs, you shall ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements and thoroughly address potential inadmissibility issues. We personalize our services for you based on the information and circumstances pertaining to your application, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine whether you are eligible for the caregiver program,
2. If you are not eligible at the time you retain us, we will provide you with advice as to how to meet the eligibility requirements,
3. Help you identify potential inadmissibility issues and address them properly,
4. Help you gather the supporting documents required for your application. If the supporting documents are not available, we will provide you with advice as to how to preserve them,
5. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
6. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
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