Live-in caregiver – Canada’s Caregiver Program
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Live-in caregiver – Canada’s Caregiver Program

Since November 30, 2014, the federal government has made important changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), recently renamed Canada’s Caregiver Program. For more information on the program, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.


Due to these changes, it is no longer possible to use this program if you are abroad and wish to find a job in Québec as a caregiver. Instead, you will have to use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program – Low-wage positions and follow the procedure for a in-home caregiver.

However, if you have already been admitted to Canada under the previous Live-in Caregiver Program, you will maintain the same rights you acquired under this program. You can also extend your stay with the same employer or change employers if you respect all of the conditions of the program.

Attaining permanent residence

Important: The pathways “Caring for Children” and “Caring for People with High Medical Needs,” set up by the federal government to provide access to permanent residence, are not offered in Québec.

Attaining permanent residence in Québec, depending on the case, is based on the criteria of the Regular Program for Skilled Workers, or based on the conditions of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program).

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Last modification : 2018-07-18
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