The Live-in Caregiver program is a program formulated by the Canadian government to ease the huge lack of skilled workers especially in the health care sector. Under this program, Filipino caregivers are granted work permits upon arrival in Canada and are allowed to apply for a permanent resident status after working full time in live-in caregiver jobs for three years upon the Filipino Caregivers arrival. But, the only works that the Canadian government includes in the 2 year requirements are the ones that the Filipino caregivers did inside Canadian territory. But what if the nature of work of the employer requires him to travel to another country with his family and the caregiver travels along with them. Will that be considered in the 2 year requirement in applying for permanent resident status? The answer is a simple NO. Those times spent by the Filipino caregiver outside Canadian territory even while continuing to work for the same employer in Canada are not recognized under the Live-in Caregiver Program.
After completion of the LCP requirements, the Filipino caregiver would have to make a second immigration application which would put the Filipino caregiver work history, and other related documents into another examination by the Canadian immigration. So it is important that the Filipino caregiver disclose to the immigration officials all the important facts like the inclusion of her family members in their second immigration application. This is important because failure to do so will result to the Filipino caregiver being charged with misrepresentation and even led to cancellation of the Filipino caregiver immigration status.
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