To be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the Live-in Caregiver Program, you must have applied for the program from outside Canada. Also, an immigration officer must have decided that you met the criteria of the Live-in Caregiver Program before you entered Canada and worked as a live-in caregiver. The only time you have worked as a live-in caregiver with a valid work permit under the Live-in Caregiver Program in Canada counts toward the employment requirement for permanent residence.
Live-in caregivers working in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program need a certain amount of work experience to apply for permanent residence as well. You can qualify with one of two amounts of experience:
- 24 months of authorized full-time employment; or
- 3,900 hours of authorized full-time employment.
Live-in caregivers applying for permanent residence under the Live-in Caregiver Program must choose one of these two options. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will assess the application according to the option the applicant chooses and the documents therefore submitted.
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