The Live-in Program
The Live-in Caregiver Program was established by the Canadian government to assist its citizens to receive help with taking care of their loved ones . A foreign caregiver is brought into Canada where a lack of Canadian professional caregivers are available.
To take part in this government program certain steps must be taken. Guardian Angel Care can provide assistance with ALL steps of the process and guide you thru the recruitment process and Live In Caregiver program. We do ALL the work and find you the best caregiver for your loved one.
These improvements will mean:
- Faster processing
- Faster family reunification
- Better career opportunities
- Better protection against potential workplace vulnerability and abuse
These reforms aim to address key concerns by:
- bringing down the backlog and processing times for permanent residence applications,
- ending the live-in requirement for caregivers who wish to apply to two new pathways to permanent residence, and
- improving the long-term outcomes of caregivers in the Canadian labour market.
Reducing the backlog
- CIC plans to admit 30,000 permanent resident caregivers and their family members in 2015, an all-time high.
Ending the live-in requirement
- Dropping the live-in requirement for caregivers who wish to apply to two new pathways to permanent residence will reduce workplace vulnerability and result in greater opportunities and higher wages for caregivers. If employers and caregivers wish to agree to live-in arrangements, they can continue to do so.
- Caregivers currently in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) may choose to live out and later apply for permanent residence under one of the new pathways. To do so, they would need to apply for a regular work permit to replace their LCP-specific work permit.
- Please see Employment and Social Development Canada’s website for more information about the Caregiver Program and the Labour Market Impact Assessment application for employers.
Improved pathways to permanent residence
On November 30, 2014, the Government will launch two new pathways for caregivers that will:
- accept up to 5,500 applicants for permanent residence per year (2,750 applicants per pathway) plus family members,
- process these permanent residence applications with a six-month service standard, and
- accept applications from those already in the LCP queue who prefer one of the improved pathways
Caring for Children Pathway: A pathway to permanent residence for caregivers who have provided child care in a home, either living in the home or not.
Eligibility would be based on:
- Work experience: Minimum of two years of Canadian work experience as a home childcare provider, with a work permit.
- Human capital criteria: A one-year completed Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent foreign credential, and language level of at least initial intermediate
Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway: A pathway to permanent residence for caregivers who have provided care for the elderly or those with disabilities or chronic disease at higher skill levels in health facilities or in a home
Eligibility would be based on:
- Work experience: Minimum of two years of Canadian work experience as a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse aide, orderly, patient service associate, home support worker or other similar occupation, with a work permit.
- Human capital criteria: A one-year completed Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent foreign credential, and an appropriate level of language proficiency to practice their occupation, ranging from initial intermediate to adequate intermediate
All current LCP applicants, and any who apply for an LCP work permit based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment submitted before November 30th, will be assessed under the current LCP criteria, if they wish.
Learn more about these changes:
Bill C35 New Law Enacted on June 30, 2011, Was enforced at the operational level as of August 1, 2011, Bill C-35. This bill requires all agencies operating in Canada to have all LMO (Labour Market Opinion) applications overseen by a registered 3rd party which includes ICCRC certified immigration consultants, lawyers, paralagels and (notaries only in Quebec) .
What does this mean to you? This means that any agency will need to notify employers(YOU) that LMO applications will be overseen by an authorized 3rd party with ICCRC certified immigration credentials.
If you elect to use an agency without the ID number associated with one of the above mentioned professions you risk having your application declined by HRSDC and CIC.
Warning: Any unregistered agency who charges you a fee and then asks you to wrongly state to Service Canada/HRSDC that YOU prepared the LMO application will be operating outside the law Bill C-35 .
Your application can be rejected by HRSDC.
This also means that agencies will now be required to increase fees in order to cover the additional cost of hiring an authorized third party representative. So unfortunately families will once again see increased costs to hire a live in caregiver.
We encourage you to contact your local Member of Parliament to voice your opinion on this issue. Effective immediately, Guardian Angel Care Of Canada Inc. fees have changed to ensure we offer the highest level of approved services for our valued clients.
Contact Us For More Information 905-567-7784
We have qualified live-in caregivers in Canada waiting for sponsorship. We will assist and represent families in recruiting, screening, interviewing, selection , negotiating employment agreements and all steps of completing Government applications, Labour market opinions and sponsorship letters and applications.
For Illustrative Purposes Only Comparing 8 hrs from an agency charging $21.95 per hr.
Live in is less expensive but YOU become the employer, a certified immigration consultant prepares
all paperwork required for sponsorship approvals.
- EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST 2013 MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL LIVE IN CAREGIVERS IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO (WHO ARE HERE UNDER THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM) WILL INCREASE TO $10.77 AN HOUR. A deduction for Room and Board is based on $369.42 per month.
- EFFECTIVE APRIL 1ST 2011 TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS/LIVE IN CAREGIVERS HAVE ONLY 4 YEARS TO COMPLETE 24 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA TO QUALIFY TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE STATUS.
- EFFECTIVE APRIL 1ST 2011 TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO WORK FOR A PERIOD OF ONLY 4 YEARS IN CANADA.
- ALL EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE A LIVE IN CAREGiVER: THERE IS CURRENTLY AN ACUTE SHORTAGE OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE/INLAND CAREGIVERS ON THE LIVE IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM, WITHIN CANADA. THIS HAS BEEN THE CASE SINCE JANUARY OF 2009.
There is a 1 time placement fee charged for the recruiting and placement service.
We provide live-in caregiver replacement guarantees for up to 6 mths.
For more details on this service call 905-567-7784 or email to
Guardian Angel Care
Interesting facts from the initial findings of a recent study:
A Rising Tide-Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society:
About 500,000 Canadians are living with
Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
More than 71,000 are under the age of 65, and about 50,000 are under the age of 60.
Women make up 72 per cent of Canadians with Alzheimer’s.
Within just five years, another 250,000 Canadians could get Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
Within 25 years, that number could reach 1.3 million.
Source: Study by Risk Analytica