What Are Some Of The New Changes To The Caregiver Program?

December 2, 2014 News

Citizenship and Immigration Min. Chris AlexanderStarting November 30, 2014, the Caregiver Program will include two new pathways for permanent residence for foreign workers with experience as caregivers in Canada.

The two new pathways are:

  • Caring for Children
  • Caring for People with High Medical Needs

For both the Caring for Children Pathway and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway:

  • You will not need to live in the home of your employer to qualify for permanent residence.
  • You will need to work in Canada with a work permit in an eligible occupation for two years.
  • You will need to meet requirements for language ability and education.

In addition, the Live-in Caregiver Program pathway to permanent residence is still open for all live-in caregivers who:

  • have started working in Canada as a live-in caregiver, or
  • have applied for a work permit as a live-in caregiver, or
  • apply for their initial work permit based on an approved Labour Market Impact Assessment that had been submitted by the employer to Employment and Social Development Canada by November 30, 2014, and
  • complete the work requirement of the Live-in Caregiver Program.

Source: cic.gc.ca