The Government of Canada today announced major changes to the
live-in caregiver program. The live-in caregiver program
provides a pathway to permanent residency for qualified applicants
who come to Canada to provide needed child and elder care
services. The reforms aim to clear a significant backlog of
permanent residency applications through the program.
As of November 30, 2014 caregivers may apply to come to Canada
in two streams. The first, a childcare stream,
is similar to the current program. A second stream will
recognize caregivers in a variety of healthcare occupations, in
anticipation of a growing need for elder-care and other support
worker services in future. The Government anticipates
processing permanent residency applications by eligible caregivers
within 6 months. In an effort to clear the backlog of approximately
60,000 applicants, the Government will accept 30,000 eligible
caregivers for permanent residency in 2015.
In a move aimed at reducing the potential for program abuse, the
Government of Canada also announced that it is ending the
'live-in' requirement. Caregivers will now have the option
of living outside the home.
Caregivers who apply for a work permit prior to November 30,
2014 will have the option of completing their work requirements on
a live-in basis and apply for permanent residency per
the current program.
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