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REQUIREMENTS FOR CAREGIVERS 2021

Your Filipino Immigration lawyer can assist you in choosing and finding the correct caregiver pathway for you to be a Permanent Resident in Canada or even at least be able to work temporarily in Canada as a caregiver. When you are a caregiver, you can come to Canada to either be a Permanent Resident or work temporarily. The following are the eligibility criteria for the Caregiver Program in Canada:

Permanent Residence for Caregivers:

Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that effective June 18, 2019, a person may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot upon meeting the eligibility requirements and receiving a job offer to work in the following occupations:

1. Home Child Care Provider, National Occupational Classification (NOC 4411) and
2. Home Support Worker (NOC 4412).

Do you still need Labor Market Impact Assessment?

Once the eligibility requirements have been met and a job offer has been received, an open work permit shall be issued and you can work in Canada temporarily. The work permit shall be occupation-restricted, will not need a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and most importantly, you will get the work experience you need to be eligible for Permanent Residence. IRCC also announced that if you have worked as a home child care provider or support worker recently, you may have that experience counted and computed in the eligibility requirements to be a Permanent Resident.

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Live-In Caregiver Program:

IRCC stated that the former Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) is closed to new applicants. The LCP used to allow 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:

1. They have found a caregiver who already has a work permit in the LCP and who is looking for a new employer and
2. They have been approved for a Labour Market Impact Assessment that shows the caregiver has agreed to live in the home.

On the other hand, should you not be eligible under the above two, yet possess the work experience as a caregiver in Canada, it is still possible to migrate to Canada through a different program.

Temporary Work for Caregivers:

Similarly, if you also do not meet the eligibility requirements for applying for Permanent Residency status as a caregiver, you may still work in Canada as a caregiver in a more temporary basis.

Let us Help You Find the Correct Caregiver Pathway:

There are diverse methods with respect to applying for permanent residency or work permit as a caregiver. We will guide you through the right way. Kindly let us know if you have any more questions and clarifications on these pathways. Our Filipino Immigration lawyer can provide a 15-minute FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your options. Visit us at 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 406, Toronto, ON, or contact us at +1 (416) 409-5991 or via email at info@ajlawpartners.ca . You can also visit our website https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about the services we offer.

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