Caregivers

Caregivers and Canada

Why Caregivers are important to Canada

Live-in caregivers are very important to Canada as we continue to look to them to take care of the Canadian:

  • Ageing Community – SeGreat Canadian Gateway Canada Immigration Caregiverniors are the fastest growing age group in Canada. This trend is expected to continue over the next 5 decades.  Last year, 5 million Canadians were 65 and over; by the 2050’s, it is expected to be 1 in 4 Canadians.
  • Children – Dual income families are increasing this Canada. This has changed the way parents take care of their children and developed a greater need for caretakers.
  • Challenged Population – Due to a greater amount of dedication sometimes necessary; some individuals, parents and families seek caregivers to assist in caring for them.

Every year, life expectancy in Canada continues to rise. There will be more seniors than ever who need home care or need to live in an assisted living facility. The growing emergence of dual-income families in Canada also increases the demand for child care services. A good way to fill this void is by qualified foreign caregivers through the live-in caregiver program. Great Canadian Gateway can help.

 Three Ways to Apply for Permanent Residence Through the Caregiver Program 

1. Caring for children

Caregivers who have work experience in Canada as a home child care provider may be eligible to apply for permanent residence if all of the following requirements are met.

  • Have at least 24 months of full-time work1 in the past 4 years,
  • have work experience as a home child care provider must meet the definition in the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) Group 4411,
  • must have cared for a child under 18 year of age in your own home or in your employers home2,
  • have a minimum knowledge of English or French3,
  • must have minimum education level equivalent to one year of Canadian post-secondary education,
  • must not be inadmissible to Canada.

2. caring for people with high medical needs

Caregivers who have Canadian work experience in caring for people with high medical needs may be eligible to apply for permanent residence if all of the following requirements are met.

  • Have at least 24 months of full-time work4 in the past 4 years in one of the following jobs listed:
    • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses5
    • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses6
    • NOC 3413 – Nurse aide, orderlies and patient service associates
    • NOC 4412 – Home support workers and related occupations7
  • have met the minimum language requirements as listed below:
    • NOC 3012 – minimum of CLB 7 for all four language abilities
    • In any other eligible job – minimum of CLB 5 for all four language abilities
  • must have minimum education level equivalent to one year of Canadian post-secondary education,
  • must not be inadmissible to Canada.

3. Live-in caregivers (LCP)

Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, the elderly or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. To be eligible for the Live-in Caregiver Program, the following requirements must be met:

  • Have a work permit prior to entering Canada;
  • have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from a Canadian employer;
  • have a written contract with future employer8;
  • successfully complete the equivalent of Canadian secondary school education;
  • have at least 6 months training or 1 year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation9 in the past 3 years;
  • have good working knowledge of English or French;
  • must not be inadmissible to Canada.

Caregivers and Great Canadian Gateway

Great Canadian Gateway can help qualified live-in caregivers come to Canada; as well as families or individuals who would like to hire caregivers. If you are interested, please connect with us by phone, email, or through our websites online messaging system. We would be thrilled to assist you find the perfectly matched caregiver for your needs or help you realize your dream of living in Canada.

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  1. 30 hours of paid work per week []
  2. do not have to have lived in employers home []
  3. at least CLB 5 []
  4. 30 hours of paid work per week []
  5. must be licensed in Canada []
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  8. must be signed by you and Canadian employer []
  9. must be at least 6 months with 1 employer []