If a foreign national has two years of Canadian work experience in the four years before applying as a Live-in Caregiver or Live-out Caregiver (i.e., Caring for Children or Caring for People with High Medical Needs pathways), this person may be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the Caregiver Program.
Caregivers are people who help children or people with high medical needs. They provide support and any help they require. There are now three pathways to apply for permanent residence as a caregiver in Canada. If you meet the criteria, you can use any of these options to apply.
Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program
You can submit an application through the Caring for People with High Medical Needs class if you have been working in Canada for no less than two years as a:
- Licensed or registered practical nurse
- Home support worker
- Orderly or nurse aide
Caring for Children Program
You can submit an application through the Caring for Children class if you have done full-time child care in a home in Canada for no less than two years.
Live-in Caregiver Program
You can submit an application if you have no less than two years of work experience in the Canadian Live-in Caregiver Program.