Work Permit and Live In CaregiverWork Permit
- Work temporarily in Canada under your Canadian employer. Most people can come to Canada to work for a maximum of four years.
- If you are currently working or plan to work in Canada, you should keep track of the total time you have worked and plan to work in Canada.
- Once you have completed four years of work as a temporary foreign worker in Canada, you will not be eligible to work in Canada again until another period of four years has passed.
- Outside of Canada; or
- In Canada but not working ( i.e. with legal status as a visitor or student).
- At that point, you can apply for a work permit and you can start another 4 years of working in Canada.
Live-in CaregiverTo hire a live-in caregiver, you must:
- Have first made an effort to fill your position with a Canadian, a permanent resident or a foreign worker already in Canada,
- Have enough income to pay them,
- Give them an acceptable living space in your home,
- Make a job offer for caregiving duties for a child, an elderly person or a person with a disability,
- Apply for a labour market opinion (LMO) from Service Canada and include the employment contract. Service Canada will work with Education and Skills Development Canada (ESDC) to give you an LMO.
- Caregiving must be the main responsibility of the job. A job offer for which the main duties are house cleaning, for example, is not acceptable under the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
- Completed an education equal to that of a Canadian secondary school diploma, at least 6 months of full-time classroom training in caregiving or
- One year of work experience as a caregiver or in a related job within the last 3 years (including at least 6 months of ongoing work with one employer),
- The ability to speak, read and understand English or French, so that they can work on their own without being supervised, medical, security and criminal clearances, and
- A signed written employment contract with an employer in Canada (you).