Foreign live-in Caregivers must meet certain Citizenship and Immigration
Canada criteria before being admitted to Canada. These criteria reflect
the education, language and skill level necessary for the foreign
worker's successful integration into the Canadian labour market:
of the equivalent of a Canadian high school education.
||Six months of full-time
training or 12 months of experience in a field or occupation
related to the job you are offering. For example, the training
or experience may be in early childhood education, geriatric
care, paediatric nursing or first aid.
||Ability to speak,
read and understand either English or French. The Caregiver
must be able to function independently in a home setting.
Once the Employer's 'Offer of Employment' has been validated by
Service Canada and sent to the visa office in the Caregiver's current country,
you will receive a copy of it in the mail.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is responsible for determining
whether a foreign Caregiver is eligible to come to Canada under the
Live-in Caregiver Program.
A fee of $ 150.00 Dollars will have to be paid by the Caregiver for
the processing of her application when it's submitted.
Successful Applicants receive an Employment Authorization, allowing
them to work in Canada as live-in Caregivers. After two years of employment,
which must be completed within three years of the Caregiver's arrival
in Canada, program participants can apply in Canada to become permanent
residents. They may be granted permanent resident status provided
they meet certain requirements.