The Live-in Caregiver Program & Canadian Immigration

Live-in Caregiver

09 Oct, 2013 The Live-in Caregiver Program & Canadian Immigration

Did you know: The Live-in Caregiver Program is a great way for someone with, or without, a nursing degree to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. After two years of full-time employment in Canada (3900 hours), working as a live-in caregiver, you are eligible to apply for Canadian Immigration, but first you have to obtain the job offer, and then apply for the work visa.

In some cases you can even apply before your two years of experience in Canada are done but it will depend on your qualifications. The best way to find out is to complete our free online assessment or send us your CV to


  1. A positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from your Canadian employer
  2. A written contract between you and your future employer to Service Canada’s standards/specifications
  3. Proof of Canadian secondary school equivalency, in most cases 12 years of formal education
  4. In the last three years, you have:

At least 6 months of training as a caregiver OR

One year of experience working as a caregiver, nurse or related occupation

Already have your Canadian job offer? Contact us today to help you get started.

Need help finding a Canadian job offer? Visit our Working in Canada page which features a job search toolbar to begin your Canadian job search today.


The Canadim Team!

  • Rhodalyn
    Posted at 14:09h, 15 October

    hello Sir/ madam i am interested to work in canada as a caregiver thanks.

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 11:06h, 18 October

      Hello Rhodalyn,

      Thank you for using our page.

      Please be advised that we do not secure job offers for our clients. However, as a service to our followers, we do offer a job search toolbar to help you connect with Canadian employers looking to hire:

      Once you have secured a Canadian job offer then please contact us to work with both you and your employer to get you to Canada as quickly as possible.


      The Canadim Team!

  • Lolimar Marquez
    Posted at 09:08h, 16 October

    Pls help me to apply house keeping….

    Posted at 14:29h, 18 October

    PLS,help me i want to work as a caregiver,thank u.

  • Oksana
    Posted at 02:52h, 01 November

    Dear Sir/Madam
    My name’s Oksana from Ukraine, more then 15 years working as a teacher have three years experience as a nanny (child-care) I’ve collected all necessary documments(translated into English with notorial assurance) for searching job in Canada under the “live-in caregiver” program – I’ve been registrated in Canadian Job Bank and get Job Alert every day I also registrated on Aupair net 24 – site, but can’t find host family for LMO and work permit
    PLEASE HELP me – I will be glad to get any help even advice me please what I shall do Thank you

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 11:58h, 04 November

      Dear Oksana,

      Thank you for using our page.

      With regards to the job offer we really can’t help you directly as we do not arrange employment for our clients. What I might suggest is that you have your CV evaluated by a Canadian professionals to see if it meets Canadian standards for what a CV should look like.

      We wish you good luck,


      The Canadim Team!

  • lourdes
    Posted at 16:09h, 19 December

    Good day Maam/Sir

    I am a registered midwife, I’m interested to apply as live in caregiver,12yrs experience in tertiary hospital in the Philippines and almost 6yrs here in Saudi Arabia working in known private hospital here in Riyadh as Nurse Assistant assign in Home Care Department.

  • Zel
    Posted at 17:06h, 19 December

    Hi there!

    I just want to ask if i finish 2years in live-in caregiver and apply for PR how long for wait again?

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 14:32h, 27 December

      Dear Zel,

      Thank you for your post.

      It will depend on when you apply for PR. Right now the processing is a little slow but they have recently made efforts to speed up the applications for live-in caregivers. That being said, you will get an open work permit while your application is processing so you can work anywhere you like in Canada while you are awaiting your PR visa.

      If you would like our assistance filing your caregiver application, please don’t hesitate to let us know at


      The Canadim Team!

  • Jo
    Posted at 23:32h, 09 January

    I’m here in Alberta for almost 5years now I was in the food industry then I switched my job as a caregiver cause I have a bachelor’s degree as a nurse would I able to get a workpermit as a live in caregiver.? Thank you

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 12:22h, 17 January

      Hi Jocelyn,

      We just sent you a email so kindly check it and get back to us.


      The Canadim Team!

  • Kenneth Lademora
    Posted at 20:14h, 11 January

    Hi Canadim Team,

    I would like to inquire regarding standard requirements of Caregiver live-in program. I’m a registered nurse and my current work experience is in pharmaceutical sales rep (diabetes and cardio).

    Warm Regards

  • Ramya
    Posted at 13:15h, 21 January

    Dear sir/madam,

    Greetings to you..
    Recently I got email from Canada employer regarding nurse job. They got my profile from india job site.
    They sent me email as If I am selected they will provide job offer..I can get visa stamping from canada embassy in india by paying myself fee to the embassy. In between some process I am not clear..

    My questions
    Is there possible without ielts can I get work permit visa?
    My husband working in Singapore can I bring him?
    I have 1.4 yr old son and 8 month in tummy, can I bring them?

    Please provide me more details..I am new to this process. Please ask me questions if any other info needed.


    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 16:33h, 26 February

      Dear Ramya,

      For issues as specific as this it is in your best interest to contact us directly at

      We look forward to hearing from you.


      The Canadim Team!

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