Category Archives: Live in Caregivers

Requirement Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program

As recently reported in the Vancouver Sun – Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the federal immigration department has dropped the live-in requirement from its caregiver program. The federal government has also divided the program, which offers permanent residence to caregivers after working two years in Canada, into 2 streams – Child Care and a new […]

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Live-in Caregivers May Be the Next Target of Immigration Reform

  Concerns have been raised over the past few months regarding the live-in caregiver program, which has been highlighted by the Conservative government as Canada’s next target for immigration reform. Live-in Caregivers and Immigration Reform Currently, Canada’s live-in caregiver program allows families to employ caregivers and nannies from overseas, but with recent plans from the government, […]

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Live-in Caregiver Program Changes May Not Solve Backlog

As recently reported by MSN News – Those who represent live-in caregivers are worried due to the federal government proposal to move the program to the new Express Entry immigration system. While the Express Entry system, being implemented in the new year, does provide skilled workers with a path to citizenship, live-in caregiver groups are […]

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Live-in Caregiver Program May Face Overhaul

As reported by TheStar.com –  Employment Minister Jason Kenney criticized the LCP (Live-in Caregiver Program) as being “out of control” and having “mutated” into a program of family reunification, in meetings with the media to discuss Ottawa’s planned reforms to the temporary foreign workers program. Live-in Caregiver Program Changes Sparks Concern This has prompted outrage […]

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Canada Will Admit 17,500 Permanent Residents Through the Live-in Caregiver Program in 2014

According to a CIC Press Release, Live in Caregivers (LIC) will be admitted to Canada in record numbers: the highest since 2003 when the program began.  Canada will be admitting 17500 LICs for 2014. This is strange given that present backlogs are huge resulting in processing times well over a year in some cases. Imagine […]

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Too Much Red Tape Has Parents Looking Elsewhere for Live-In Caregivers

The Toronto Star published an article about several couples in Canada who have found a way to circumvent all of the red tape involved with the live-in caregiver program.  The live-in caregiver program offers nannies who come to Canada the chance to apply for permanent residence after being a caregiver for two years. However, many new […]

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Good news for live-in caregivers: open work permits

Open work permits issued to live-in caregivers According to this CBC News article, at least 10,000 open work permits have been issued to live-in caregivers (more details here). Many advocates of live-in caregivers say the move is unprecedented, as the open work permit allows live-in caregivers to come to Canada but not have to be […]

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Live in Care Givers can apply for Canadian Work Permits earlier

Work Visas Rules for Live in Care Givers Change Live in Caregivers have been in the news over the last year. Concerns over abuse in the work place have raised issues about whether they should be able to leave their employers during the process for permanent residence. The Canadian government has in response allowed Live […]

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Is the Live-in caregiver program for Canada in jeopardy?

The live-in caregiver program has been a popular way for immigrants to move to and earn an income in Canada. And after working in Canada, live-in caregivers are rewarded with permanent residency. But lately, there have been some problems with the live-in caregiver program: Wait time to come to Canada has increased to 18 months […]

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Why is Canada ignoring Live-in Caregivers?

Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently announced they were no longer accepting applications for parents and grandparents to come to Canada in order to clear up a lengthy backlog – but would introduce a new “super” visa for them and increase the quota numbers. Many critics suggest adding more older people to Canada’s aging population isn’t […]

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