Before you can attempt to qualify as a live-in caregiver,you will need to find a suitable Canadian employer. This prospective employer will need to obtain a Labour Market Opinion or aLMIAfrom Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Service Canada.
They will need to demonstrate that they have made sufficient recruitment efforts and have been unable to locate a suitable Canadian candidate. Once you have obtained your positive Labour Market Impact Assessment, you will use this in your application.
Obtaining the Labour Market Opinion is a separate application entirely. Your employer should consult with a representative if they are unsure of how to obtain this. You and your employer will also need to enter into an agreement which is essentially your contract with them.
This contract should demonstrate that theLive-in Caregiver Program (LICP)requirements are met by including a description of:
Aside from the above, it should also include items like living accommodations, duties, intended hours of work and payment expectations. Be sure that your contract contains all the pertinent details, including but not limited to the above suggestions. An officer may refuse the application on the basis that the contract does not meet the criteria.