Tuesday, 17 April 2018


The Canadian government provides employment opportunities for foreign nationals as caregivers in cases where enough amount of such skilled workforce is not available within the country. This is a great opportunity for caregivers all over the world. The government has set up a separate live-in caregiver program through which you can apply for this job anywhere in Canada. You need a caregiver visa Canada to complete your application process and enjoy successfully placement.

Types of caregiver visas in Canada

Before applying for a caregiver visayou should know that there are three types of caregiving streams through which you can apply for a visa or get permanent residence.

Type 1: Caring for children program

You are eligible to apply for this, if you have previously done child care in any home in Canada for a minimum period of two years. It is mandatory to show proof that this service was done on a full time basis. The good news is, you are eligible even if you have not done the work on a live-in basis at your employer’s home. You also have to meet required standards of health, finance and language requirement for a successful application.If you think this is the program for you, then apply through the ‘Caring for Children’ class. This is a pilot program and is currently on its first trial run. It is bound to expire in 2019, so you will have to apply before that to avail employment through this program.

Type 2: Caring for the elderly and people with medical needs program

Similar to the caring for children program, this program also needs at least a minimum prior experience of two years in Canada in any of the following fields or occupations.
  1. ·         A registered nurse or licensed physical practicing nurse
  2. ·         A nurse aid or an orderly
  3. ·         A home support worker
  4. ·         A patient service associate or a registered psychiatric nurse

This is also a pilot program that is said to terminate in the November of 2019. So make sure you get your application ready before this. To avail this program it is necessary that you do not live in the province of Quebec.

Type 3: Live-in caregiver program

This is probably the most popular caregiver program in Canada for other foreign nationals. For this program you have to first track down and identity a potential employer. You will be needing employment agreements signed by the employer for a successful visa. Further the employer will also have to run clearance checks with the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) regarding the job offer. Only if this step is successful, you can proceed with the application. Apart from this you will need proficiency in French or English, a Canadian work permit, a proof of secondary school completion and a record of minimum training period of six months with at least one year experience as a full time caregiver or other related services for a successful visa.


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