The Live-in Caregiver Program is CLOSED to new applicants.
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.
Before hiring you, your employer must have:
applied to Employment and Social Development Canada / Service Canada (ESDC/SC) before November 30, 2014 to have their job offer reviewed; and
received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from ESDC/SC.
You and your future employer are legally required to sign a written employment contract.
You must have successfully completed the equivalent of Canadian high school education (secondary school).
At least six months’ training or at least one year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation (including six months with one employer) in the past three years
You must be able to speak, read and understand either English or French so that you can function on your own in your employer’s home.
To participate in the Live-in Caregiver Program, you must make an application for an initial live-in caregiver work permit at a visa office outside Canada.
***Notice: The Live-in Caregiver Program is closed to new applications. You can only hire a caregiver through the program if you have:
Found a caregiver who already has a work permit in the Live-in Caregiver Program and who is looking for a new employer and
Been approved for a Labour Market Impact Assessment that shows the caregiver has agreed to live in your home
If this does not apply to you, you can still hire a foreign caregiver (Click Here). You and the caregiver can decide if they will live in or out of your home. You will need to get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment from Service Canada and the caregiver must apply for a regular work permit (Click Here).