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Our Filipino Immigration Lawyer can help you be eligible to apply
to be a Permanent Resident as a Caregiver

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the former Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) is closed to new applicants. The LCP has historically allowed Canadian employers to hire foreigners to live and work in their houses in order to provide seniors or people with disabilities with childcare or home support. These caregivers were then able to apply for permanent residence after two years of work.

IRCC states that an employer can only hire a caregiver through the program if:


  • “They have found a caregiver who already has a work permit in the LCP and who is looking for a new employer and
  • been approved for a Labor Market Impact Assessment that shows the caregiver has agreed to live in your home.”
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The new Caregiver Program would not require caregivers to remain with their employers any longer. Traditionally, the necessity for caregivers to remain in their employer’s home has placed them in precarious circumstances, including unpaid overtime work and questionable working conditions. If the employer and caregiver both consent to this arrangement, a live-in arrangement is also possible. In these situations, an assessment of the living conditions would need to be included in the Labor Market Impact Assessment or LMIA requested by the employer and employers will no longer be entitled to subtract room and board from the income of the caregiver.

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There are two separate pathways for permanent residence that was introduced for caregivers:


  1. Caring for children, providing childcare at home for caregivers, whether they live at home or not.
  2. Caring for people with high medical needs, caregivers who have given treatment in a health institution or in a home for the elderly or those with disabilities or chronic conditions at a higher level of ability, regardless of whether or not they live with them.
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The new Caregiver Program would not require caregivers to remain with their employers any longer. Traditionally, the necessity for caregivers to remain in their employer’s home has placed them in precarious circumstances, including unpaid overtime work and questionable working conditions. If the employer and caregiver both consent to this arrangement, a live-in arrangement is also possible. In these situations, an assessment of the living conditions would need to be included in the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requested by the employer and employers will no longer be entitled to subtract room and board from the income of the caregiver.

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There are two separate pathways for permanent residence that was introduced for caregivers:


  1. Caring for children, providing childcare at home for caregivers, whether they live at home or not.
  2. Caring for people with high medical needs, caregivers who have given treatment in a health institution or in a home for the elderly or those with disabilities or chronic conditions at a higher level of ability, regardless of whether or not they live with them.

The caregiver is not expected to remain in the employer’s home for these pathways, but they will need to work for two years in Canada with a work permit, and they will need to fulfill the standards for language skills and education in order to qualify for permanent residency.

There are several distinct approaches with regards to applying for permanent residency as a caregiver. We will guide you through the right road, allowing our Filipino lawyer to help push your permanent residency application. Please let us know if you have any more questions or comments.

Get in touch with our Angeles & de Jesus Law LLP or AJ LAW LLP team at 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 406, Toronto, ON or via phone at +1 (416) 409-5991 or email us at [email protected] for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. You can also visit our website https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about the services we offer.

The caregiver is not expected to remain in the employer’s home for these pathways, but they will need to work for two years in Canada with a work permit, and they will need to fulfill the standards for language skills and education in order to qualify for permanent residency.

There are several distinct approaches with regards to applying for permanent residency as a caregiver. We will guide you through the right road, allowing our Filipino lawyer to help push your permanent residency application. Please let us know if you have any more questions or comments.

Get in touch with our Angeles & de Jesus Law LLP or AJ LAW LLP team at 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 406, Toronto, ON or via phone at +1 (416) 409-5991 or email us at [email protected] for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. You can also visit our website https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about the services we offer.