The caregiver program is designed for Canadian families who require caregivers for children, the elderly or people with high medical needs. This program can only be opted if there is a shortage of Canadian labour. The families can hire caregivers on live-in or live out basis, for:
Children under 18 years of age:
Caregiver for People with high medical needs:
- Registered Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse NOC 3012
- Licensed Practical Nurse Noc 3233
- Personal Care Attendant, an attendant for people with disabilities or home support worker NOC 4412
This category is for elderly people who are 65 years or above or for people with disabilities or a chronic/terminal illness.
- To provide care full-time (min 30 hours per week)
- Work in a private household where care needs to be provided.
- To meet requirements set by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) & Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Eligibility Criteria for the Employer:
1. Proof of Individual Requiring Care:
- Age and parentage for each child under 18 by any of the following documents :
- Disability or Chronic/Terminal Illness by any of the following documents:
2. Proof of Financial Ability:
3. Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
- Schedule I –In-home caregiver employment contract (EMP5628)
- Proof need for individual care
- Proof of advertisements
- Proof of business legitimacy
The complete application with all required documents must be sent to Service Canada Centre. Incomplete applications will not be processed/retained by Service Canada Centre and will not be sent back to the employer. So make sure your application is complete.
4. Business Number
- Meet registration requirements for advertising the job.
- Apply for a TFW.
- Pay wages.
- Make deductions as stated by the law.
- Issue Record of Employment (ROE) and other important documentation.
6. Record of Employment
- Appropriate accommodation (furnished private room)
- A bedroom with an appropriate lock and safety bolt.
- A room which meets the local building requirements along with set health standards by the province/territory.
- Transportation costs from the caregiver’s country to Canada.
- Gas expenses if the caregiver drives to the place of work, this does not include hotel, meals or miscellaneous expenses.
- Transportation from the caregiver’s residence in Canada to the place of work, this does not include hotel, meals or miscellaneous expenses.
- Transportation costs from the caregiver’s residence in Canada back to his/her country.
9. Health and Workplace safety
- The caregiver is provided with the same level of compensation as offered by the province/territory
- That all employees are covered by the same provider.
- The foreign worker is covered from the day of his/her arrival.
10. Employment Contract
- Providing advice on the TFWP
- Application completion and submission
- Corresponding with the ESDC and Service Canada