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Did you know as of 2017, over 2,868,000 Canadians are receiving caregiving at home?

A caregiver is an individual who provides social, or physical support to a child, an aging person or a person with disabilities.

Understanding Caregiver Programs

Current Programs

There are currently three caregiver permanent residence applications:​​​

  • Live-in caregiver

  • Home child care provider

  • Home support worker pilot


Who is a live-in caregiver?


A person who is qualified to provide care for children, elderly people or people with disabilities in private homes without supervision. A live-in caregiver must live in the private home of their employer while they work in Canada.

You can only apply for permanent residence through the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) if you have at least 2 years of work experience in the program and:

  • You’re already working in Canada with an LCP work permit, or

  • You were approved for your first LCP work permit based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada on or before November 30, 2014


What is the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot Program?


The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are 5 year pilot programs that allows qualified caregivers and their family members to come to Canada with the goals of becoming permanent residents.

​To speak with a Canadian immigration lawyer about the Caregiver Programs book your consultation today, by clicking on the link below.

The explanations and information provided herein are only general explanations, information and samples. You should not rely on this article as legal advice or as recommendations regarding what you should actually do. We recommend that you seek legal advice to help you understand and to assist you in the creation of your privacy policy.

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