Live-in Caregiver Program for Canada in 2014

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hi, this is Michael Niren, Founder of, an immigration lawyer. I’m pleased to announce that in 2014, the government has agreed to expand the Live-in Caregiver Program or the For Nanny Program.

What You Should Know About the Live-in Caregiver Program

They announced that they’ll be processing 17,500 applicants for the year of 2014. This is a very exciting development. We process a lot of live-in caregiver applications.

There is a need for nannies to come to Canada, to work with Canadian employers, to assist with their elderly parents or young children. This is a much needed increase for Canada. We’re really looking forward to assisting employers, foreign workers and foreign nannies to come to Canada.

Are You Interested in the Live-in Caregiver Program?

If you are interested in the program, please visit our website at or feel free to fill out our online assessment on our website to see if you qualify for the Live-in Caregiver Program. Thank You and have a great day.

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If you have immigration questions, VisaPlace is here to guide you through the immigration process. We work with qualified immigration lawyers who can help you with your Live-in Caregiver Program application. Contact us to book a consultation.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Molly

    What is the ielts pass score required for the caregiver program?

    • Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Molly. he caregiver program does not have a IELTS requirement, however you must be able to have enough English language skills to handle an emergency.
      Regards, Muga

  • jacky

    Hello im jackie, if i take ielts.. Do i need to take speak test at candian embassy?

    • Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jacky. You will need to demonstrate that your knowledge of English is sufficient to be able to handle an emergency situation.
      Regards, Muga

  • Mariz

    Hi Sir,
    Im Filipina working in Malaysia.
    I would like to know whats the requiredment to apply caregiver in Canada if can apply online or agent. Im finishing my contract in Malaysia as a caregiver for 5 years.Im interested to apply in Canada. Anyone can help me pLs i need your guide
    Thank you.

    • Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mariz. In order to be eligible for a caregiver visa, you must have taken a 6 month caregiver course, or have at least 12 months of paid caregiver experience. You will also need a job offer from a Canadian employer.
      Regards. Muga

      • Mariz

        I taken nursing assistance in Singapore and i have already certificate. I have 10years experience working as caregiver/nanny in different Singapore Lebanon and Here in Malaysia.

        • Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello. It seems that you have enough paid experience to apply for a caregiver visa as soon as you have a job offer.
          Regards, Muga

  • April

    my relative in canada is looking for an employer for me as caregiver. I am currently working in hongkong. Do I need to take ielts? Thank u.

    • Mira Freiwat

      Hello April,

      Thank you for your question. Yes it is a requirement for you to take the IELTS General exam. MF

  • Anonymous

    Hello sir, i just want to ask if the new reform of Canada is requiring the applicants for live in caregiver to take an ielts exam. I’m currently working here in Saudi Arabia and waiting for my LMO since June 2014. Thank you so much

    • owen


      Yes you should take the IELTS exam, and this will open up many more opportunities for you here in Canada. If you require any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


  • Germalyn

    Hello i am germalyn. From philippines. I have now my LMIA sent to me by my employer. And i just wanted to know where will i pass the documents gathered? Am i going to pass all requirements directly at canadian embassy? Thank you

    • owen

      Hello Germalyn,

      Thanks for the question. The address that you send the documents to can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, and the address may differ depending on the type of application. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information.


  • I love the canada I need canada working visa

  • i want to move Canada

    • owen

      Hello Gurpinder,

      Thanks for the question. We can certainly assist you in coming to Canada, but first we will need more information about your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly.



  • Nevine ElRayes

    Yes I am interested..Please let me know what is needed for me to submit.
    I have a BA from Lebanese American University, LAU, Previously known as Beirut University College,BUC, in Human Development and my emphasis is Early Childhood education. I have taught in my field as well as trained young ladies to become caregivers.

    Please let me know what is need.

    Thank you


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