Caregivers are Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada. However, unlike most other foreign nationals in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, there are federal immigration caregiver programs available, that provides a direct pathway to permanent residence.
REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A CAREGIVER
Families in Canada can hire a foreign caregiver under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to provide care to children, seniors, or persons with medical needs.
The first step to become a caregiver is to receive a valid job offer from a Canadian family. Once you receive a job offer, your employer must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from ESDC/Services Canada. If they receive a positive LMIA, they must provide you with a copy of it, as well as a job offer letter or contract. You can then apply for a work permit to come to Canada as a caregiver.
There are four (4) ways to apply for permanent residence as a caregiver:
Interim Pathway for Caregivers
Caring for Children Program
Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program
Live-in Caregiver Program
APPLYING FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Your Canadian immigration options will depend on your particular profile. Depending on your level of education, age, years of work experience, and language proficiency, you may be eligible for any number of immigration programs at either the federal or provincial level. The best way to discover all of your options is to consult us