If you can work as a caregiver, you may be eligible for permanent residency.
Currently, the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are open to new applicants.
You need to work in a private household providing care for a child, the elderly, or people with high medical needs.
For LGBTQ, this caregiver program in Canada is one of the practical pathways to permanent residency.
You do not need work experience to apply to these programs.
However, IRCC only assesses your application when you have a minimum of 24 months of qualified Canadian work experience within 3 years.
If you apply with only some or without any qualified work experience, you will first receive a work permit.
The work permit allows you to obtain qualified Canadian work experience.
Further, you will need a valid job offer from a Canadian employer unless you have obtained enough qualified work experience.
You may include your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children in your application. They may also be eligible for a work/study permit.
If you are working in Canada, and your work permit is about to expire, you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit after the submission of your application.
For LGBTQ, if you are not eligible for this caregiver program in Canada, you may wish to discover other programs.
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 permit was based on an LMIA submitted on or before November 30, 2014.
If you have questions about the current Caregiver programs or the Live-in Caregiver program, please let us know.
What we can do help LGBTQ to apply permanent residence under the caregiver program in Canada
To successfully apply for permanent residency, 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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