How to Work in Canada as Live-in-Caregiver?

Live-in caregiver is a person who resides in and provides child care, senior home support care or care of the disabled without supervision in the private household in Canada where the person being cared for resides.

You have to meet the following educational, work experience and knowledge of English/or French in order to be considered by any potential employer in Canada who is willing to employ you as a Live-in-Caregiver.

Education: You must have successfully completed the equivalent of Canadian high school education (secondary school). In most provinces, it takes 12 years of schooling to obtain a Canadian high school diploma.

Training/Work Experience:  You must have worked for one year, including at least six months of continuous employment for the same employer in a field or occupation similar to what you will do as a live-in caregiver. This experience must have been within the three years immediately before the day on which you make an application for a work permit as a live-in-caregiver.  OR

You must have successful completed a six months of full-time training in a classroom setting. Areas of study could be early childhood education, geriatric care, pediatric nursing or first aid.

Language: You must have the ability to speak, read and listen to English or French at a level sufficient to communicate effectively in an unsupervised setting.

Employment Contract: You must have an employment contract with your future employer in Canada. The prospective employer in Canada must have the job offer approved by Human Resources
and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO). By law, the terms and conditions of the employment contract must be consistent with provincial employment standards. The signed contract and the employer’s positive LMO from HRSDC are part of the documentation that must be sent by the caregiver to the relevant visa office.

You need to apply for work permit to work in Canada as Live-in Caregiver before entering Canada.

We can help you in assessing your eligibility as Live-in Caregiver or provide you the best alternate option to immigrate to Canada.  Click Here to Contact us to check out if you qualify.


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  1. Colleen Kelly-Berrichi on

    Can you tell me what the length of time it takes to typically process an application to bring a live in caregiver to Canada? If you have school age children can you still qualify to have a live in caregiver. I need someone who is bilingual for evenings and some weekends.

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