Canada set to double intake through Live-in Caregiver Program
Canada has announced aggressive new action to address the growing backlog and increasing processing times in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Canada will admit 17,500 permanent residents through the Live-in Caregiver Program in 2014 – almost double the number this year.
Application backlogs and processing times have grown steadily in recent years. The number of caregivers completing their work obligations and becoming eligible for permanent residency has routinely outpaced the planned levels of admissions from the program.
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said: “Live-in caregivers participating in the program came here with the promise of permanent residency after meeting work obligations in looking after the children, elderly or disabled people in their care. We need to honour our commitment to them.”
The Program facilitates the entry of qualified caregivers into Canada when employers have not been able to find Canadians to fill these positions. Caregivers can apply for permanent residence in Canada after working for two years during their first four years after entry into Canada.
The LCP is unique. Through the LCP, caregivers have a direct path to permanent residence that no other Temporary Foreign Workers enjoy.
More information is available at www.cic.gc.ca.
Posted: Dec 4, 2013