Find Out How Changes To The New Caregiver Program May Affect You

December 19, 2014 Our Blog

Need HelpStarting November 30, 2014, caregivers will have access to two new pathways to permanent residence. Read more about the improvements to the Caregiver Program.

Changes to Canada’s Caregiver Program took effect on November 30, 2014. Find out how this might impact you:

If you have not worked in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program and your employer’s Labour Market Impact Assessment application was received by Service Canada after November 30, 2014:

  • you must apply for a regular work permit.

If you have not worked in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program and your employer’s Labour Market Impact Assessment application was received by Service Canada on or before November 30, 2014:

  • you may apply for a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit.

If you already have a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit and you want to extend it or change jobs to work with another employer who agrees to a live-in arrangement:

  • you may apply for a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit.

If you choose to live out of your employer’s home, you will be leaving the Live-in Caregiver Program:

  • You will need to apply for a regular work permit. Your current or future employer will need a new Labour Market Impact Assessment before you apply.
  • The work you do on a live-out basis may count towards the work requirement in order to apply through either the Caring for Children or Caring for People with High Medical Needs pathway.

Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.

Source: cic.gc.ca