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Associate Lawyers

Jagmohan Singh Nanda
Jagmohan Singh Nanda
Barrister, Solicitor, and Notary Public
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Vasim Shaikh
Vasim Shaikh
Immigration Consultant and Member of ICCRC

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 Employer

Under this program, the employer factors include:

  • 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

Eligibility Criteria for Caregiver

Additionally, the caregiver hired should be:

  • Already enrolled in the Live-in Caregiver Program
  • Should want to continue the live-in working arrangement

Application Process for the Caregiver Program

After the caregiver has been finalized, the employer needs to take the below steps:

  • Apply for and receive a favourable LMIA
  • Apply for and obtain a new work permit for the caregiver
  • Live-in working arrangement clause must be included in the LMIA application
  • Caregiver’s primary role and duties should be caregiving only

Under this program, there are three routes in which a caregiver can apply for permanent residence under this program:

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

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

We can Help

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.


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