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Understanding the Live in Caregiver Program

Understanding the Live in Caregiver Program

What is the Live-In Caregiver Program?

The program was created address the shortage of caregivers in Canada. Over the period, new criteria for education and skills have been introduced in the live-in caregiver program. The program applies only to the care of children aged under the age of 18, elderly aged 65 or older, or persons with disability. The program applies only to caregivers who live in the home of the person for whom they are caring, even if the home is not the employers’ residence. The employer must employ the live-in caregiver on a full-time basis and provide a furnished room for the exclusive use of the caregiver.

Eligibility Criteria for Employers

To hire a caregiver under the live-in caregiver program the employer must:

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Live In Caregiver Program Changes

Live In Caregiver Program Changes

Can Live-in Caregiver Live Outside Of The Employers Home?

There have been changes to the live in caregiver program. Caregivers now have the option of living outside of the employer’s house. Caregivers now have the option to apply to two new pathways for permanent residence. This will reduce workplace vulnerability and provide better opportunities for the caregivers.

In order to use the live out program the worker would have to apply for a regular work permit rather than their LCP work permit. They can choose to go through LCP through either the caring for children pathway or caring for people with high medical needs pathway.

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