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Live-in Caregiver

Live-in Caregiver

Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.

Both the employer and the employee must follow several steps to meet the requirements of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).




Basic Requirements:

  • 1. A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from an employer in Canada
  • 2. A written contract with your future employer, signed by you and the employer
  • 3. Successful completion of the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education
  • 4. At least six months’ training or at least one year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation (including six months with one employer) in the past three years
  • 5. Good knowledge of English or French
  • 6. A work permit before you enter Canada