Live in Caregiver Program
Live in Caregiver Program Canada
Hiring a Live in Caregiver
You must first try to hire a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in the available job. When you apply to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada for approval; to hire a foreign national, you will be asked to show what efforts you made in this regard. These are known as recruitment efforts.
If you have been unable to hire a Canadian or permanent resident, your next step is to apply to HRSDC for what is known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) or recently changed to Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The LMIA process confirms that there is no Canadian worker available to do the position. If HRSDC issues you a positive LMO or LMIA, you are then authorized to hire a foreign national.
You are responsible for finding a foreign Live-in Caregiver. To do so, you can use advertisements, personal contacts or hiring agencies.
When you have found a foreign live-in caregiver you wish to hire, then contact us. Let us help you file a successful LMIA application with HRSDC.
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 labor market opinion application with all the necessary documents to human resources and skills development Canada (HRSDC) after competing the necessary advertising requirements.
By submitting a Labour Market Impact Assessment, the impact made on the 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 the copy of labor 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 LMIA
- 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
- Employment contract document which is signed and completed, this is required by MICC
- If the job is located in the province of Manitoba then the employer must:
- Submit an application for 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 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 labor standards in the particular province, in case of hiring a foreign national.
The Checklist An Employer Must Follow:
If your employer is hiring you as a live-in caregiver, your employer must follow these step by step checklist to make sure that he/she is submitting all required documents properly. This is to ensure that the application processing will not be delayed.
- The employer should agree to the requirements outlined in the program
- The employer should agree to give the wages and stated working conditions necessary for the employment in the particular province or territory
- The employer should undertake the required advertisement and recruiting efforts. Of course, if you hire Akrami & Associates, we will take care of the recruitment requirements for you!
- Necessary Labor market application forms
- Bedroom description for the live-in caregiver
- Canada revenue agency's notice of assessment copy
- Advertisement copies
- Documents to proof the foreign national meets the requirements of a Live in Caregiver
- 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
- Copy of medical disability certificate must be provided in case of disabled person or a physician note stating that the patient has disability
We can help you with all the documentation and we will ensure that you do not 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 Live in Caregiver Application?
After submitting the application for live in caregiver program, the HRSDC or Service Canada, will start assessing your submitted LMO/LMIA application to determine the impact the employer can make on Canada's labor market by hiring a foreign national as temporary foreign worker. The department then issues either a positive Labour Market Assessment which will allow you to hire the Foreign Worker.
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.
Ten Things to Know About The Live in Caregiver Program
- the Philippines is in the Top 5 Countries of the world whose citizens apply to move to Canada through this program
- The program is offered publicly through Citizenship and Immigration Canada or privately through recruiters
- The Canadian family actually must register as a business, and must obtain a positive labourmarket opinion first from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
- The applicant must have at least a post secondary education, must demonstrate minimum language skills, and must have training and experience in the field of care-giving
- The applicant obtains the work permit, and only then is allowed to enter Canada
- After completing the minimum required number of hours of work for a Canadian employer, the Live-In Caregiver can then apply to become a permanent resident
- The applicant can apply for Permanent Residence from within Canada
- The Live in Caregiver can now live outside the home of his/her employer
- The candidate must indicate the existence of the family members on the original work permit application, otherwise they may not be eligible later due to misrepresentation
- Work permits need to be extended. The Live-In Caregiver is responsible to maintain valid status within Canada at all times
We Can Help You, With Your Live in Caregiver Application!
We have dealt with hundreds of Live in Caregiver Application cases. We have helped our clients in their difficult situations and have guided them to draft a more effective application. We can help you draft your application and arrange the required documents. A well-planned and complete application will increase your likelihood of acceptance and will save your from hassle.
If you are worried about the legal fees, don't be! Our goal is to help everyone that is interested in immigrating to Canada. Contact us and we can provide numerous options for you. You can also purchase our very affordable Do it Yourself Immigration Kit which details everything for you. If you are still not sure, feel free to get back to us. We will review your case before you submit it to give you the best possible outcome.