It is the goal of many individuals to come to Canada and earn a living as a worker. Presently, Live-in Caregivers are in demand as Canada’s aging and in need citizens look to home care. As such, those who meet the requirements and past experience can qualify as a Live-in Caregiver and obtain a Work Permit abroad.
Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision.
Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada. Both the employer and the employee must follow several steps to meet the requirements of the Live-in Caregiver Program
Aside from being able to care for individuals in their private homes, Live-in Caregivers who intend to work in Canada must also demonstrate other qualifications:
Before you are able to obtain your work permit, you will first need to find an employer in Canada who is willing to hire you as a Live-in Caregiver. This employer will then need to apply to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada to have their job offer reviewed. If successful, your employer will receive a Positive Labour Market Opinion.
Once your employer has obtained a positive Labour Market Opinion for the position, you will then utilize this to submit an application for your work permit. You must first be approved and obtain their work permit before coming to Canada.
This means that, as a Live-in Caregiver, you will need to:
Many people are naturally capable of taking care of others. However, Canada has strict regulations on who qualifies as a Live-in Caregiver. Based on the qualifications, you will need to adequately demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to fulfill your intended job duties. Just because your employer is able to obtain a Labour Market Opinion for a position they intend to fill, does not necessarily mean you will automatically obtain a work permit. Many people still get refused their work permit regardless of a positive Labour Market Opinion.