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Applying for live-in caregiver in Canada

An employer who wants to hire a foreign national as a temporary foreign worker in Canada must submit the labour market opinion application with all the necessary documents to human resources and skills development Canada, HRSDC.

By submitting the labour market opinion, the impact made on Canada’s job market can be clearly stated. This is the reason why an employer must follow all the steps and should submit all the required documents.

Provincial Variation to the Live-in Caregiver Application Process:

  • If the job is located in the province of Quebec, then the employer must submit a copy of the labour market opinion to the MICC in addition to the following documents:
    • Completed and signed self-declaration by the employer for temporary work
    • Receipts of fees paid by the employer to the government of Quebec for assessing the LMO
    • Completed and signed application of certificate of acceptance for temporary workers by the TFW
    • Receipts of fees paid by the employer to the government of Quebec for assessing the acceptance certificate.
    • An employment contract document which is signed and completed is required by MICC.
  • If the job is located in the province of Manitoba, then the employer must:
    • Submit an application for a certificate of registration at the employment standards branch, business registration unit in Manitoba. This must be done before sending the Labor market opinion to the HRSDC.
  • If the job is located in the province of British Columbia, then the employer must:
    • Register the foreign national or the employee in the caregiver program with the domestic registry situated at the BC Ministry of Labor.
  • If the job is located in the province of Nova Scotia, then the employer must:
    • Use the licensed recruiter’s services in case the employer uses a recruiter.
    • Must obtain a certificate of registration which is valid for 1 year from the labour standards in the particular province, in case of hiring a foreign national. The application form is available online.

The checklist an employer must follow in step-by-step order:

If your employer is hiring you as a live-in caregiver, your employer must follow this step-by-step checklist to make sure that he submitted all required documents properly. This is to ensure that the application processing will not be delayed.

  1. The employer should agree to the requirements outlined in the program.
  2. The employer should agree to give the wages and stated working conditions necessary for employment in the particular province or territory.
  3. The employer should undertake the required advertisement and recruiting efforts.
  4. A labour market application form is necessary: the employer must take 2 application forms if there are two separate live-in caregivers.
  5. Employment contract form: the employers of Quebec must submit this form by completing and signing it to the MICC only.
  6. Representative form appointment is to be included with the application if the employer uses a 3rd party representative.
  7. Annex to the above representative form for employers is to be included.
  8. Bedroom description for the live-in caregiver.
  9. Canada revenue agency’s Notice of Assessment copy.
  10. Advertisement copies
  11. Documents that provide proof for one of the following conditions:
  • Age and parentage of children under 18 years, like birth certificate copy, adoption certificate copy and etc.
  • Age of the senior above 65 years age like birth certificate copy, passport or any other identification card.
  • A copy of the medical disability certificate must be provided in case of the disabled person or a physician’s note stating that the patient has a disability.

We can help you with all the documentation, and we will ensure that you didn’t make any mistakes while submitting the documents along with the application. We will completely review your application along with the documents to make sure everything is in perfect place.

What Will Happen After Submitting the Application?

After submitting the application for the live-in caregiver program, the HRSDC or Service Canada will start assessing your submitted LMO application to determine the impact the employer can make on Canada’s labour market by hiring a foreign national as a temporary foreign worker. The department then issues either a positive or negative LMO depending on the above factors.

Call us today and book an appointment with us. Updated information is available with our firm. We have experienced and talented consultants and immigration paralegals to help you with the application process.

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