Every year, hundreds of thousands of people obtain their permanent resident status in Canada. Like them, you will be applying for your permanent residence status in Canada through the Live-in Caregiver program.
Qualifying for Permanent Residence under the Live-in Caregiver Class is a matter of having obtained valid work experience in Canada as a live-in caregiver for at least two years.
The basic qualifications for Permanent Residence through the Live-in Caregiver Program are:
Alternatively, you may also:
Aside from this and the required list of documents, you will also have to undergo police and medical checks.
In order to obtain a medical exam, you will need to go to a panel physician. A panel physician is one designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to perform such exams. Unfortunately, not just any doctor will do. The results of your exam will be send directly to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for assessment.
Police clearances are obtained by contacting your local police authorities and following their process to obtain said checks. Each authority is different so be sure to contact them directly to find out what they require in order for you to obtain the documentation you will need.
Depending on your medical and police history, you may be found either admissible or inadmissible based on the outcome. If you are found inadmissible, you may require further authorization to enter Canada; this document is known as a Temporary Resident Permit.
You can also apply with your family member for permanent resident of Canada. All family members of yours who have applied for permanent residence must be declared and included in your live-in caregiver’s application for permanent residence.
All family members, whether accompanying the principal applicant or not, are required to be examined. All eligible family members must undergo and pass medical, criminal and security checks.
Inadmissible family member can cause your application for permanent resident to be denied, so in order for you to make sure your application process to be easy, you have to find out whether your family member admissible or not before applying for the permanent resident with your family member.
Your application is affected if:
The only thing that does not affect your PR application not affected are your financial situation, skills upgrading in Canada, volunteer work, marital status or the number of family members you have in your home country.
Processing time for your PR application can take up to 39 months regardless of your location in Canada other than Quebec.
The Live-in Caregiver category of Permanent Residence is straight forward when it comes to requirements, but not so easily demonstrated when it comes to documentation. You will need to provide records of employment, proof of hours work and provide other such documents that demonstrate that you have been working in Canada with valid status. In addition to this, your employer will also need to submit documentation in support of your application.
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