Caregivers

Caregivers

Caregiver Applications

Foreign nationals living in Canada and providing home care for seniors or people with disabilities or child care are allowed to apply for permanent residency through a caregiver application. In the revamped Caregiver program, a live-in arrangement will be possible, with the mutual agreement of both the employer and the caregiver.

Furthermore, the employer has to include the living assessment in the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which is submitted to the IRCC. The employer cannot deduct any lodging and boarding expenses from the wages of the caregiver in this case.

Under this Caregiver program, foreign nationals living in Canada and providing home care for seniors or people with disabilities or child care are allowed to apply for permanent residency. In the revamped Caregiver program, a live-in arrangement will be possible, with the mutual agreement of both the employer and the caregiver. Also, the employer has to include the living assessment in the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which is submitted to the IRCC. The employer cannot deduct any lodging and boarding expenses from the wages of the caregiver in this case.

Eligibility Criteria for Employers

For an individual to be eligible for a caregiver application, the employer must:

  • Demonstrate an inability to fill the position by hiring a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Possess financial ability to pay the caregiver’s wages
  • Employer needs to provide reasonable living space in their house
  • Make a job offer to the caregiver either for caregiving for a child, senior, or a person with a disability

Under this program, there are three routes for a caregiver application for permanent residence:

  • Caring for children – caregiver applications under thiscategoryare possible only if they have a minimum of two years of experience in providing full-time child care in a home in Canada
  • Caregiving for people having high medical needs – a person working in Canada can submit a caregiver applicationin this category if they have a minimum of two years of working experience as a registered or licensed practical nurse, home support worker, orderly, the nursing aide
  • Live-in Caregiver – a caregiver application in this category is possible if they possess a minimum of two years of work experience in the living-in caregiver program in Canada

The route toward permanent residency for Caregivers is currently under review.

We can Help

If you need help with submitting a caregiver application our skilled immigration consultants can help. We can guide you through the various routes for caregiver applications and verify your eligibility for submitting an application. The knowledgeable immigration lawyers at Nanda & Associate Lawyers will assist you in preparing a detailed and robust caregiver application for permanent residence. We will impart sound legal advice to help you on the path to a better and safer future for you and your family. Get in touch with one of our experienced immigration lawyers to start your caregiver application process today.