Permanent Residence and the Live in Caregiver Program

Posted in Live in Caregiver Program

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. 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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