Live-In Caregiver Permanent Residence
Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision.
You may be eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada if you have the following work experience under the Live-in Caregiver Program:
- 24 months of authorized full-time live-in employment, or
- 3,900 hours of authorized full-time employment. You can complete these hours within a minimum of 22 months; and
- the work experience must be acquired within four years of your date of arrival.
Applying for your family at the same time
You and your family members can apply for permanent residence and get permanent resident status at the same time, whether they are living with you in Canada, or abroad.
All your family members must first pass an admissibility assessment before you can receive permanent resident status. When you receive your permanent resident status, your family members will receive immigrant visas from the visa office in their home country.
Applying for an open work permit at the same time
You can apply for an open work permit at the same time that you apply for permanent resident status. Once granted, the open work permit will allow you to take any job with any employer, while you are waiting for permanent residence.
Live-In Caregiver Pathways
You may also be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the following Live-In Caregiver Pathways, for quicker processing of permanent residence: