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Canada Live-in Caregiver Visa

Disclaimer – This page is only for information purpose. Visas Avenue provides documentation assistance only for the essential Canada immigration programs, i.e. Express Entry System, PNP, etc.

Live-in Caregiver Visa is for the individuals who take care of the children, older people, physically or mentally challenged people in a private home without any supervision in Canada.

Live-in Caregiver Program

The Canadian government has closed the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) to new applicants. You can only apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) through the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) if you have a minimum of two years of work experience in the program and:

  • you are already working in Canada with an LCP work permit, or
  • you were approved for your first LCP work permit based on LMIA submitted to ESDC on or before November 30, 2014

If you work in Canada as a caregiver; however, do not qualify for either of the conditions above, you may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through a different program.

Most of the time, you can apply for a work permit to work temporarily in Canada, as a caregiver through the TFWP provided:

  • you are in Canada and eligible to apply for a work permit from inside Canada
  • you are outside Canada, and your employer applied for an LMIA before June 18, 2019, or
  • you’ll be working in Quebec

Your employer requires providing a positive LMIA first.

Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are the two most popular immigration programs of Canada, which don’t require any job offer from

If you seek documentation assistance to apply for Canada PR visa, through Express Entry or PNP, etc. programs, you may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to


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