Live-in Caregiver Program
The Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) is right now closed to new applicants.
Right now, you have options to apply for permanent residence through the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) if you have at least 2 years of work experience in the program and:
- You are already living and working in Canada with an LCP work permit, or
- You were approved for your first LCP work permit based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada on or before November 30, 2014
- If you have work experience in Canada as a caregiver but do not qualify for any of the options above, you may be still be eligible to immigrate to Canada through a different program.
Temporary work options for caregivers
If you don’t meet the requirements or are not eligible for permanent residenceapplication under caregiver, you may be able to work temporarily on work permit.
Your employer will need to first get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA):
Apply for a new work permit once LMIA is issued.
As of June 18, 2019, IRCC is no longer processing new work permit applications to work as in-home caregivers if:
- You are applying from outside Canada
- You are applying through the TFWP
- You will be working outside of Quebec
- your employer already applied for an LMIA for you on or after June 18, 2019
In most cases, usually you will be able apply for a work permit to work in Canada temporarily as a caregiver through the TFWP if:
- you are in Canada already and eligible to apply for a work permit from inside Canada
- you are outside Canada and your employer has already applied for an LMIA before June 18, 2019, or
- you will be working in Quebec
- Your employer first will have to get a positive LMIA issued to process your application.
Would you like to find out how you can apply for Work permit?
- Closed programs
- Caring for Children Program
The Caring for Children Program has ended on June 18, 2019. If you submitted a complete application before June 18, IRCC will continue to process it.
- If you are a caregiver who has been caring for children in Canada, you still may be eligible to immigrate to Canada for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.
- You are willing to be Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program
- This program Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program ended on June 18, 2019. If you submitted a complete application before June 18, IRCC will continue to process it.
- If you’re a caregiver who has been working in Canada as a home support worker, you may still be eligible to become permanent resident under the Home Support Worker Pilot.
Interim Pathway for Caregivers
Unfortunately, this it to inform you that The Interim Pathway for Caregivers ended on October 8, 2019. If you submitted an application before or on October 8, IRCC will continue to process it.