Canada temporary caregiver visa program offers the option to apply for permanent residence or temporary residence. If you are unable to meet the requirements for permanent residence as a caregiver, you may be able qualify for temporary residence. You can apply for Canada Caregiver Visa if you are within Canada or abroad.
Caregivers demand is growing in Canada as people do need help for their house, to look after patients, young children, disabled people and older adults.
To be eligible for this program one must be at least a high school graduate, of an age not less than 21 years, have good experience for this work and be able to communicate politely.
Moreover, the applicant is required to show a job offer as well.
The applicant qualified has the permission to change their employer too but you will be required to apply for a new work permit.
You can apply for the Canada caregiver program if you are 21 years or older and have a job offer as a caregiver. The Caregiver category includes (see additional information to know if any of these categories are still open):
In most cases, you may apply for a temporary work permit as a caregiver via the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) if any of the following applies:
Your employer must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and have a positive decision before you can submit your application for Caregiver Visa to Canada.Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Application Processing time: 6-12 months
The first step is for your employer to apply for a LMIA and receive a positive decision for your candidacy. Then you will need to apply to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
The documents needed to apply for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program can vary if you are applying in Canada or from outside. Generally, you will need a:
The processing fees to apply for Canada caregiver immigration program is $155, same as a work permit.Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Some of the caregiver programs have been closed from 2019, which include: