About the process
The Live-in Caregiver Program is closed to new applicants. You can
only hire a caregiver through the program if you have:
found a caregiver who already has a work permit in the Live-in
Caregiver Program and who is looking for a new employer and
been approved for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
that shows the caregiver has agreed to live in your home
If this does not apply to you, you can still hire a foreign caregiver. You
and the caregiver can decide if they will live in or out of your home.
You will need to get a positive LMIA from Service Canada and the
caregiver must apply for a regular work permit.
Who is eligible?
To hire a caregiver through the Live-in Caregiver Program, you must:
first, try to fill your position with a Canadian citizen or a
be able to pay them
give them acceptable living space in your home
offer them a job caring for a child
or an elderly person
o a person with a disability
You must also hire a caregiver who:
is already part of the Live-in Caregiver Program
wants to continue working on a live-in basis
If you have found a caregiver who is already part of the program:
you will need to get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment
the caregiver needs to get a new work permit
you must include the live-in arrangement in the Labour Market
Impact Assessment application
Caregiving must be the main responsibility of the job.
you can’t hire through the Live-in Caregiver Program if the main duties
are house cleaning.
How to Apply?