Live-in Caregiver Class


Live-in caregiver is an occupation in which the person resides in a Canadian household and provides child care, senior home support care or care to disable persons. This category is suitable to individuals who are currently working or are interested in working as a live-in caregiver. Under live-in caregiver class, unlike skilled worker class, you are not required to have point assessment and the process in getting a permanent resident visa is different from the skilled worker class.

Step for obtaining a permanent resident visa

Applicants under live-in caregiver class must go through the following two steps to get a permanent resident visa.

  1. Obtain a work permit as a live-in caregiver and have experience as live-in caregiver in Canada
  2. Apply for a permanent resident visa in Canada

After the application for a permanent resident visa is approved, an open work permit may be issued. Applicants may engage in even an occupation other than live-in caregiver in Canada before and after a permanent resident visa is issued.

Requirements to obtain a work permit as Live-in Caregiver

In order to apply for a permanent resident visa in live-in caregiver class, the applicant must have experience as a live-in caregiver in Canada at least total two years within four years following the date of obtaining an initial work permit as a live-in caregiver.