Tips for Filipino Caregiver in Canada

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.

For more info on the Live-in Caregiver Program issues, you can log on to The Philippine Reporter website by clicking HERE.

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6 Responses to Tips for Filipino Caregiver in Canada

  1. Richard C. Macalindong says:

    To HR Department,

    I am Richard C. Macalindong, 22 yrs of age, would like to express my intention of applying for the position of Nurse or any position that is suitable to my qualifications and experiences.

    My trainings and seminars helped me gain the necessary experience needed for the said position. Attached is my Curriculum Vitae for your further evaluation of my capabilities.

    I am hardworking, trustworthy, fast learner, diligent and can work under minimum supervision and willing to be trained if necessary.

    You can call me on my no. +639085540840 / +639433112305 if you require any further details or information.

    Hoping for your kind consideration on my application.

    Thank you.

    Very truly yours,

    Richard C. Macalindong

    Sandalan, Ibaan, Batangas
    +639085540840 / +639433112305

    Nurse or any position that is suitable to my qualifications and experiences.

    With an earnest desire to be a member of an organization which is driven by a vision of pursuing quality service, I am willing to be employed and to serve in your company with diligence and dedication and to further develop my skills and knowledge.

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    Out Patient Department Day Surgery Care Center
    Intensive Management Unit
    Operating Room/Recovery Room

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    Lemery, Batangas

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    Taal, Batangas

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    Ermita, Manila

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    Pearl Hotel Ballroom
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    DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Emilio Aguinaldo College
    Manila, Philippines
    2004 – 2008

    Knowledgeable in Computer Application
    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    Proficient in Internet browsing

    Hardworking & flexible
    Can work under minimum supervision
    Diligent and responsible
    Fast learner

    Nationality : Filipino
    Status : Single
    Birth Date : May 4, 1987
    Religion : Roman Catholic
    Height : 5’9”
    Language : Highly good command of English communication & Filipino Lang.

    Dr. Antonio Salvador
    Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
    Lipa City, Batangas

    Jenny Ann Novio, R.N.
    Clinical Instructor
    Emilio Aguinaldo College

    I hereby certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

    Richard C. Macalindong

  2. Nelia P.Sanchaez says:

    I would like apply as a caregiver.I am an experience caregiver for 8 years up to the present.thanking you in advance.

  3. AIDA SANTIAGO says:

    Hi, I am a Filipino interested to work as a care giver in any part of Canada.I am presently working as a support worker/carer in UK.I am looking for a sponsor who will hire and process my visa. Please do help me. thanks.. Hope to hear from u soon.

  4. Jose Mari Andres says:

    I have more than a year experience as a Caregiver in 2 Home Care Facility in the US.

    I believe this is my edge compared to the rest of the applicants.

    I have very good communication skills (in English). In fact I’m a Trainer for one of the leading Call Centers here in the Philippines.

    If the job is still open, please contact me via email or you can call me at the numbers I indicated above.


  5. Allan says:

    Good day po sa inyong lahat, I’m Allan, I am a licensed massage therapist worked in Oslo for almost 4 years. I am also a musician. I’m planning to study care giver.
    Is there anyone here who i can talk with? para magka idea po ako paano ang first step ko as a caregiver or massage therapist sa Canada?
    I need to provide a better future for my little son.
    Sino mang makatulong sakin I’ll give you a lifetime therapy.. 🙂

  6. To HR Dpartment,
    I am Jennelyn Malingin Paquibot of Mahayahay Bangkal, Lapulapu City, Cebu Philippines. I am 31 years old and have worked as caregiver for nine years, from 2005 until the present in the Carmelite Monastery, Mabolo, Cebu City taking care of old and sick nuns. I also had other caregiver jobs in the homes of secular people before I came to work here in the monastery.
    I would like to work as live-in caregiver in Canada as this is the training I had since I started working. I believe I have enough skills and experience for taking care of elderly women. I can work hard and honesty is always my policy because I am God-fearing and religious. Hoping for your kind consideration regarding this application.
    Thanks and God bless you all.
    Jennelyn Malingin Paquiblt

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