A LOOK AT THE CAREGIVERÕS PROGRAM OVER THE YEARS

By: Maria Andrea De Luna

 

Overview of the CaregiverÕs Program changes since the LICP days. I have provided a general comparative chart of the programs.

 

 

 

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER (LICP)

 

CARING FOR CHILDREN

CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH HIGH MEDICAL NEEDS

INTERIM CAREGIVER

*NEW PILOT

HOME CHILD CARE PILOT AND HOME SUPPORT WORKER

 

TYPE OF WORK PERMITS

Work permit must have been applied from a visa post outside Canada as a Caregiver

 

**LMIA/LMO under the Live-in Caregiver Program, before the regulatory change of November 2014)

Work permit as a caregiver, home childcare provider (caregiver work permit holders obtained from CPC Vegreville can go for this route)

 

**LMIA based under Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse aide, orderly, patient service associate, home support worker

 

**LMIA based under Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Work permit as a home childcare provider (caregiver) or home support worker

 

** Qualifying work experience must be AFTER November 30, 2014. You cannot use this program if your work permit was under the LICP or most recent work permit was under LICP

Open work permits as a home childcare provider or home support worker.

 

No need for an LMIA.

 

Application is essentially a PERMANENT RESIDENCE APPLICATION, where an open work permit will be released if deemed eligible for the program.

LIVE IN REQUIREMENT

Live-in a requirement

It is not mandatory to live in an employerÕs house

It is not mandatory to live in an employerÕs house

It is not mandatory to live in an employerÕs house

It is not mandatory to live in an employerÕs house

EDUCATION

At least high school completion equivalent to Canadian education standards. No need to obtain Education Credential Assessment as of this time

One year COMPLETED Canadian post-secondary credential. Foreign credentials MUST obtain an Education Credential Assessment from an approved body

One year COMPLETED Canadian post-secondary credential. Foreign credentials MUST obtain an Education Credential Assessment from an approved body

High School diploma or a non-Canadian education credential equal to Canadian high school diploma. Foreign credentials MUST obtain an Education Credential Assessment from an approved body

Submitted at initial application, with the work permit and permanent residence application.  One year COMPLETED Canadian post-secondary credential. Foreign credentials MUST obtain an Education Credential Assessment from an approved body

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2 years work experience as a live-in caregiver or 3,900 hours completed within a minimum of 22 months

2 years full time work experience within the 4 year period

2 years full time work experience within the 4 year period; For regulated jobs such as Registered nurses, a proof that you re registered in the regulatory body of the province

12 months full time work experience as a childcare provider or home support worker.

2 years full time work experience for the position title indicated on the work permit (either a child care worker OR home support worker, NOT a combination of both), at which time, PR application is then finalized upon submitting proof of two-year work experience completion

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

No Language Proficiency Requirement at this time

Language Proficiency of CLB 5 for all language skills and result must be less than 2 years old prior to submission

Language Proficiency of CLB 7 per ability if you gained experience as a Registered Nurse while

 

CLB 5 for all language skills for all other occupations. Result must be less than 2 years old prior to submission.

CLB 5 for all language skills both occupations. Result must be less than 2 years old prior to submission.

CLB 5 for all language skills. Submitted at initial application, with the work permit and permanent residence application. 

OPEN WORK PERMITS

Can apply for an open work permit at the same time as PR application

Applicants can qualify for bridging open work permit once they have a file number

Applicants can qualify for bridging open work permit once they have a file number

Can apply for an open work permit at the same time as PR application

Open work permits are applied at first application, while occupation, remains occupation specific.

 

*Family members can now apply for open work permit/study permits

PROCESSING TIME

Processing time was average 2 years or more

Aimed to process within 6 months

Aimed to process within 6 months

Aims to process within 12 months

At publish date, thereÕs not enough data to provide processing time

APPLICATION INTAKE

New application will only be accepted if you had an LICP work permit as an initial work permit or currently under the LICP program

New applications will not be accepted as of June 18, 2019

New applications will not be accepted as of June 18, 2019

Applications will be accepted until October 8, 2019

Accepting applications as of June 18, 2019