Are you a caregiver who provides child care or home support for seniors or people with disabilities?
After two years working as a caregiver in Canada, you can apply for permanent residence under the Government of Canada’s Caregiver Program.
Who can apply?
The Caregiver Program is open to skilled or semi-skilled foreign nationals. You must meet certain requirements, including language skills, work experience and education. Your employer in Alberta must provide you with a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a written contract.
Use the Come to Canada tool to find out if you meet the requirements for this program.
How do I apply to the Caregiver Program?
After two years working as a caregiver in Canada, you can apply for permanent residence through one of the following options:
- Caring for Children Pathway: if you have provided child care in a home, while living either in or outside the home.
- Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway: if you have cared for the elderly or people with disabilities or chronic diseases in a health facility or a home.
- Live-in Caregiver Program: if you have provided care for children, the elderly or people with a disability while living in the home.
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Date Updated: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:55:03