Live in Caregiver Program in Canada

The Live in caregiver program are for persons who are eligible to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. In Canada, there are certain rules that must be followed governing live in Caregiver and Caregiver Employers.

Hiring a foreign live in caregiver when Canadian workers or permanent residents are not obtainable can be a very big help to families with children, elderly, or persons with disabilities. But both the live in caregiver and the employer must follow some steps and comply with the requirements of the live in caregiver program.

First, an employer who want the services of a live-in caregiver must apply to Human Resources and Social Development Canada/Service Canada for a labor market opinion. A Labor Market Opinion is an assessment of the effect of hiring a foreign live in caregiver would have on Canada’s labor market. After that, if they still want to hire the services of a live-in caregiver, the employer must agree to the following conditions.

The live in caregiver must:

•    Work for you in a private home
•    Live with you, the employer
•    Have a private, furnished room within your home
•    Be employed on a full-time basis
•    Meet the requirements set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for language, education and work skills necessary to function in the Canadian labor market.

On the part of the live in caregiver, before they can be able to work in Canada as a live in caregiver, they must first receive a job offer from a Canadian Employer. After that, they can apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for a work permit. The caregiver’s application forms must include proof that her employer received a positive Labor Market Opinion from Service Canada.

Once a foreign live-in caregiver is in Canada, he or she cannot:

•    Work for more than one employer at a time; and
•    Work for a health agency or labor contractor, or in day care or foster care.

Regarding the stay of a foreign live-in caregiver, if they want to extend their stay in Canada, they must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for an extension of their work permits. They can also apply for a permanent resident visa if they have worked in Canada for 24 months within a 36 month period.

For more detailed information regarding Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program, you can visit this website:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/work/caregiver/index.asp

This entry was posted in Caregiver Programs, Useful Informations and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to Live in Caregiver Program in Canada

  1. Milsay Lalic says:

    Im Milsay Lalic 21 years old from Philippines,Im interested to work as a caregiver in Canada.Im finished my caregiver course and I got some seminar certificate related in that field.Im a hard working person and am able to handle any task or job.Please consider me.Thank you.

  2. sir/maam,

    i am rhea marie,23 years of age,and a graduate of bachelor of science in nursing,i am really interested in the job as caregiver as i can take care and watch the children or the old once.i can handle tough work ,and im able to handle the task as the job may demand..
    hoping for your favorble consideration.

    thank you.

  3. HI IM NAFRULLA FROM PHILIPPINES,i am much willing to apply as caregiver,i am interested to work as a caregiver and i love to take care of the patient.i hope you can give me a chance..i really want to start a career for my future.godbless!

  4. seyi says:

    I am seyi,male by sex and a 24 year old undergraduate from one of the publicly funded universities in Nigeria.I would like to emigrate to Canada as a Live-In caregiver,please link me approriately.I have all the basic requisites as required by the Canadian government.
    Thanks.

  5. seyi says:

    I guess Africans(blacks) are not given equal opprotunity i.e.if given at all to prove their mettle against their whaites counterparts by employers in the area of Live-In caregiving.
    I have not seen any African testi,omy or is it that we are excluded from the scheme.
    Also the fees charged are ‘simply ridiculous’ considering the level of abject poverty on the continent.
    Please address these issues promptly.
    Thanks.

  6. seyi says:

    I mean African testimonies.
    Also,i mean the amounts charged by recruiters as registration and negotiation fees.

  7. Caregiver says:

    Seyi,

    How can you tell if the one who wrote the comment is black or white without seeing them personally? If you see or treat yourself that way, then that’s how other people will see or treat you too. In Canada, most people prefer foreign caregivers because they are the ones who are more motivated to work harder and the ones who are most likely to do their jobs satisfactorily and efficiently.

  8. seyi says:

    I do not mean to sound rude/unruly,but your response is a bit harsh.
    Anyway i said so because i have not come across any recruiter that deals with Africans and none has contacted me yet.
    Accept my apologies.

  9. seyi says:

    What about the fees ?
    Have you spoken with the recruiters ?

  10. jane says:

    Hi, may name is Jane, I hae many years of esperience as a nanny, also as an elderly care.
    I worked in U.S. for many years. I can get their
    reference letters, email adress, or their phone
    number if needed. I am a teacher, working in a
    university in Brazil. But willing to move to Canada anytime. I am 40 years old, don´t smoke,
    don´t drink, don´t have children, nor marreid.
    I am in a good health. Like to go for long walks.
    I am a stable person, know how to deal in emergency cases. I also used to the american also,
    to the european culture, which helps me to get
    along with the family. In U.S. I used to drive
    for those families, as well, cook, clean,do the
    grocieres.
    Please contact me,
    Thank you for you attention,
    Jane

  11. Ruben F. Decano says:

    12.

    IM RUBEN FRIAS DECANO 34 YEARS OLD ,GRADUATE OF CIVIL ENGINEER AND SIX MONTHS CAREGIVER TRAINING COURSE, BUT MY LATEST JOB IS CAREGIVER, I HAVE BEEN WORK IN ISRAEL IN ALMOST 4 YEARS AS LIVE IN CAREGIVER IN ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSON,IM HONEST, GOOD AND TRUSTWORTHY. I KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSON. IF YOU INTERESTED WITH ME PLEASE CONTACT MY NUMBER +639282026170 THANK YOU.

  12. samantha ranabahu says:

    IM samantha ranabahu from srilanka 39 YEARS OLD male,GRADUATE OF CIVIL ENGINEER AND SIX MONTHS CAREGIVER TRAINING COURSE, BUT MY LATEST JOB IS CAREGIVER, I HAVE BEEN WORK IN ISRAEL IN ALMOST 5 YEARS AS LIVE IN CAREGIVER IN ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSON,IM HONEST, GOOD AND TRUSTWORTHY. I KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSON. IF YOU INTERESTED WITH ME PLEASE CONTACT MY NUMBER 0094724401883 THANK YOU.

  13. lou llanes says:

    Im Lou LLanes from Philippines,currently working in Singapore for 6yrs as a domestic helper cum nanny.I am a Midwifery Graduate,passed Phil.Board Exam.I am trustworthy,honest and can work independently.I have good references from my previos employers,and i am sure that i can do the job to look after newborn,todlers,pre-schollers and elderly..pls contact mme if you r interested..cp no.+65 94287698..thank u.

  14. odah says:

    to whom it may cocern
    i´m odah 36 years old male at the time i´m working as nurse assistanst/ care giver for elderly and disabled persons in a geriatric center in Vienna/Austria, i have already finished my study of nurse assistant in vienna and graduated as authorized nurse assistant in austria( i have a certificate from austria). i´m interesst to work in the live in care programm-
    my email adresse is odah@live.at
    please note that my nationality is iraq, and i have the austrian residency as refugee since 2008.
    thanks with best regards

  15. Dear Sir/Madam

    Greatings to you!Im michelle 28 years old.I would like to ask if the hiring is still going on?I am very vocal to say that im interested for this live in caregiver program.I was working as a medical secretary in private clinic for 5 years.My job is all related about caring patients such as infants,kids,adults and even elderly people.I am very well experienced!
    Here is my email michelle.pilar@yahoo.com
    Hoping for your kind response.Thank you.

    Best regards
    Michelle

  16. michael says:

    Good Day! Ive been looking for an opportunity to work as a caregiver both family base or nursing home in canada. To indulge in this extraordinary profession iam more than willing to extend my being sensible to the needs of others with tender,love and care (TLC)and definitely a practical application with which i happened to take cake a retired doctor, 95 years old with alzeimers disease back in the philippines. but before that i spent time to go to Taborin Technical School to learn some techniques and other procedural concerns on how to take care individual with illnesses. I obtained my certificates,trainings, and others.With this Iam so interested in applying such profession because iam more responsible in undertaking the task. Thank you and hope to hear from you.

    Best regards,
    Mike

  17. maude mercado says:

    good day..iam looking for a live in caregiver job in canada..im currently working as a private nurse here in the philippine for a year..i handle cva patient..im honest,trustworthy and can work independently..i hope you consider my application..here is my email add…aimee_192002@yahoo.com

  18. MELVIN says:

    LAM A AFRICAN FROM KENYA L WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET THE CHANCE TO BE A CAREGIVER IN CANADA WOULD SOME ONE TELL ME HOW TO GO ABOUT IT AND DO L HAVE A CHANCE TO WORK AS A CAREGIVER matchealodipo@yahoo.de

  19. irene rivera says:

    hi, i’m a graduate of nursing aide and worked in hospital for 1 year. Then after a month i went for abroad to work as sales assistant in a department store. Is there a chance taht i can apply for canada while im here in bahrain. or i have to go back in the philippines and process my papers there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>