Live in Caregiver FAQs
There are a number of various qualifications to become a Live-in caregiver in Canada. You require a positive Labour Market Opinion from an employer in Canada, confirmation of employment, sufficient educational background as well as experience as a caregiver, a working knowledge of English or French in order to obtain a work permit before you enter Canada. If you meet the above basic criteria you may be eligible to qualify for this category.
What experience do I need to be a live in caregiver in Canada?
Meeting caregivers working in Canada under the Live-in caregiver program need a certain level of experience to apply for permanent residence. They can qualify with one of two amount of experience:
- 24 months of authorized full time employment
- 3900 hours of authorized full time employment
When applying for this category you'll need to demonstrate one of the above allotted amount of experience. Citizenship and immigration Canada was this the application according to the auction you have chosen.
Can I travel once I have received my live in caregiver work permit?
Travelling outside of Canada should not affect your application for permanent residence. However, if you leave Canada wide applications being processed, you'll need to meet all the necessary requirements and rules for reentry in the country. This means that you may be required to obtain new immigration documentation such as a Temporary Resident Visa and require other documentation such as an updated are a valid passports, valid work permit if you are returning to work as well as other travel documents that may be required by citizenship and immigration Canada.
What documents do I need to be a live in caregiver in Canada?
In order to apply for the Live-in caregiver program in Canada you'll need to provide documentation that satisfies the officer of the basic criteria of such an application:
- Have a positive Labour Market Opinion from an employer in Canada
- A written contract from your future employer which has been signed by yourself as well as your employer
- Documentation and demonstrate successful completion of the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education
- Documentation that demonstrates your previous training as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation
- Documentation that demonstrates your working knowledge of English or French
- A work permit before you enter Canada
How long is the processing time for a live in caregiver application?
Processing times are based on statistics gathered by citizenship and immigration Canada and are averaged. The current processing time for Live-in caregiver application is approximately 38 months. This average processing time is completely at the discretion of citizenship and immigration Canada and can change at a moment's notice depending on the current average processing time.
What do I need to do after I apply as a live in caregiver for Canada?
After the visa office begins to processor Live-in caregiver work permit application, you will be invited to an interview. A visa office will interview to make sure you meet all the requirements of the program. You'll also get instructions for medical tests and the background security check.
After passing a medical examination conducted by a panel Physician as well as passing a security screening, and having previously met all the other criteria for this application, you receive a letter of approval. The work permit will be provided to you upon arrival in Canada.