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Learn About the Live-In Caregiver Program

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What is the Live-In Caregiver Program?

Essentially, the live-in caregiver program allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to hire a foreign national to provide “live-in care.” All this is, is full-time in home care. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and you require full-time, round the clock care, then you may be eligible to apply to hire a foreign national to provide this care for you. Though, it is required that you have made a good attempt to hire a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, before you will be permitted to hire a foreign national to do this job. Nonetheless, this is a unique opportunity for a Canadian to benefit from helping a foreign national find work and/ or achieve permanent residency in Canada. Not to mention, the foreign national even has the benefit of having their living situation already all sorted out! This relieves much of the stress about moving to a new country for sure. So, if you think you might be eligible to be a live-in caregiver, or this program is of interest to you, or, if you think you might need to hire a live-in caregiver from overseas… keep reading this article to learn all about how to get involved with this program!

What is a Live-In Caregiver?

A live in caregiver is qualified person that can work without supervision in a private household. He or she is supposed to provide care for the elderly, children and or the disabled. It was once a requirement that the caregiver actually reside with the employer/ patient, though this is no longer the case. Nonetheless, the employer is still responsible for arranging room and board for the caregiver. The Canadian federal government came up with the Live-in caregiver program in order to counter the limited number of live-in caregivers in the country. To begin, the live-in caregiver will enter Canada as a temporary foreign worker.

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How to Hire a Live in Caregiver

How to Hire a Live in Caregiver
Steps to Hiring a Live-in Caregiver

Do you wish to have someone help you with the basic necessities of someone you care about? For instance, do you need constant assistance for eldercare, individuals with special needs or childcare? If this is the case, then you should hire a live-in caregiver. Live-in caregivers will help and assist you with these specific circumstances. There are certain steps that you must take in order to ultimately hire a live-in caregiver. In this article, I will explain and outline the steps needed from the employer to hire a live-in caregiver as well as the steps that the live-in caregiver needs to take.

How to Find a Live-in Caregiver

As an employer looking to find a live-in caregiver, there are standard requirements that need to be met. Through the live-in caregiver program, the employee must have a valid work permit to proceed with being hired. Therefore, the employer must ensure that this is done before offering employment. The employer must also ensure that they have attempted to hire employees through advertisements, personal or business contacts, and/or hiring agencies. After this is done, then they may be able to go through the application process of the live-in caregiver program in order to hire them.

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Live in Caregiver Program Eligibility

Live in Caregiver Program Eligibility
What is a Live-in Caregiver?

Live-in Caregivers are those who are qualified to care for the elderly, for young children and/or for people with disabilities in private homes. If you are foreign worker and have experience as live-in caregiver then working in Canada may be a great opportunity for you. Many parents are looking for live in caregiver but unfortunately not enough caregivers in Canada to assist families. The Live in Caregiver Program was designed to fill in the gap for elderly and child care as part of the temporary foreign worker program. Read our blog to determine your eligibility to work as live in caregiver in Canada.

Live in Caregiver Eligibility Criteria

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to become a Live-in Caregiver; there are a series of requirements necessary in order to be eligible to take part in the Live-in Caregiver Program.

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Hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker to Canada

Hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker to Canada
Employer Looking to Hire Foreign Worker to Canada

Thinking of hiring a temporary foreign worker to Canada? Tired of recruiting without success in Canada? Obtaining a Positive LMIA from Service Canada is not an easy process, especially if you do not have experience in submitting immigration applications. Here are a few important aspects/steps of hiring a foreign temporary worker in Canada.

Are you Eligible to Hire a Foreign Worker to Canada?

Employers can hire foreign workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The TFWP is specifically designed to combat and fill temporary labour and skill shortages in Canada. However, before you start browsing resumes and conducting interviews, make sure you are eligible to hire a temporary foreign worker in the capacity of a caregiver first. One of the most important aspects of eligibility comes from attempting to recruit a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a foreign worker already in Canada for the position of caregiver. Once all recruitment efforts of finding an employee within Canada have been exhausted, then you can proceed to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

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LMIA and Live in Caregivers

LMIA and Live in Caregivers
Hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker

Under the current Temporary Foreign Worker Program, families/private households can be employers and can hire a foreign caregiver in a full-time capacity. The foreign caregiver can work in the household on a live-out or live-in basis, and they are processed as part of the temporary foreign worker stream.

If you wish to hire a temporary foreign worker as an in-home caregiver, you (as the employer) will first need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The following is some information about LMIAs and in-home caregivers.

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How to Renew Live in Caregiver Work Permit

How to Renew Live in Caregiver Work Permit
Live in Caregiver Work Permit

After getting the Live-in Caregiver Work Permit, it is important for you to keep the track of its validity otherwise it could cause a problem while you stay in Canada. Live-in Caregiver Work Permit just like any other visa or status in Canada requires extension in case an individual wants to stay longer in Canada for the purposes of employment etc.

Live in Caregiver Work Permit Requirements

There are requirements which are necessary for the individuals who want to apply for extension of their Work Permit. To keep up with those requirements the Live-in Caregivers has to meet the following requirements:

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Live in Caregiver Work Permit and Changes

Live in Caregiver Work Permit and Changes
What is the live in caregiver work permit?

Are you looking to temporarily immigrate to Canada to take care of children or take of someone who has high medical needs as a live in caregiver? If the answer to this is yes, then look no further than the live in caregiver work permit. The live in caregiver work permit allows you to take care of the person you are applying to care give for. There are two classes under the live in caregiver work permit that you can apply for and they are:

Caring for childrenCaring for people with high medical needsLive in Caregiver Requirements

There are certain requirements that must be met by you and the employer to receive the live-in caregiver work permit. These requirements are:

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Live- In Caregiver- The changes

Live- In Caregiver- The changes
What is a Live-In Caregiver?

A live-in caregiver is a person who has the qualifications and ability to work without any supervision within a private home. They provide care for candidates such as: elderly, children and the disabled.

What has happened to the Live-In Caregiver Program Recently?

There have been significant changes that have taken place within the Live-In Caregiver Program as of November 30, 2014. Some of the changes are as follows:

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Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program

Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program

What is the Live-in Caregiver Program?

The live-in caregiver program allows for an employer to hire a live-in caregiver from outside of Canada. A live-in caregiver is a person who is qualified to care for children, elderly people, and individuals with disabilities without supervision. They must also live in the home where they work. Both the caregiver and the employer have certain criteria they must meet.

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Improvement In Live-In-Caregiver Program

Improvement In Live-In-Caregiver Program

The Live-in caregiver program has been changed since October 2014. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has presented a modified live-in caregiver program. If you want to apply under the modified live-in caregiver program, you will obtain better opportunities and career options.

There are few modifications in live-in caregiver program:

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Applying for Permanent Resident Under Live-in Caregiver Program

Applying for Permanent Resident Under Live-in Caregiver Program

If you are working under Live-in caregiver program, you can be eligible to apply for permanent resident. There are few requirements to apply for permanent resident under the live-in caregiver program and you have to comply with these requirements . They are as follows:

You have 24 months of authorized full-time caregiver employment; orYou have 3900 hours of authorized full-time caregiver employment. You have to complete these hours within minimum 22 months;You can also add 390 hours of overtime in your 3900 hours of employment;The work experience must be acquired within four years of your date of arrival

When you calculate the time of working, you cannot include certain period of time like:

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How to apply as a Live In Caregiver Work Permit

How to apply as a Live In Caregiver Work Permit

The Live-In Caregiver program allows families to hire foreign live-in caregiver when citizens or permanent residents of Canada are not available to do that specific job. A live in caregiver may be hired to provide care for children under 18, elderly person who is 65 years of age or over or a person with disability, on a full time bases. There are three significant steps that you need to follow to apply under this program.

FIRST you would be required to get positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from your employer. The employer would have to pay a fee to Employment and Social Development Canada, and receive the positive LMIA. This would confirm that there is a need for this job in Canada, and the wages and working conditions that are offered by the employer are equivalent to the wages paid to a Canadian in the same occupation.SECOND you and your employer would have to sign a written employment agreement. You would be required to submit your employment contract and the positive LMIA with your application. The contract will outline the details of the working conditions, including your duties, hours of work, wages, and accommodations. The contract should also include the holiday and sick leave entitlements and termination and resignation terms. This is necessary for your security as the employee.THIRD you may apply either online or fill out the application on paper. In addition you will be required to have your travel documents, which include your passport, citizenship documents etc.

If you are the employer and require assistance with hiring a foreign live in caregiver or if you are a worker that would like come to Canada to work. You can contact us and our team of experienced professionals will be happy to assist you.

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