In Home Caregiver LMIA

In-home-caregiver

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In order to hire a foreign worker to provide care for the family an Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under the In Home Caregiver Program is required. This program is designed to allow Canadian Families to access care for their loved ones in their homes, who are children under 18 years of age; people who are elderly and need care in their homes; or those with high medical needs and who require specialized care. In order for employers to be part of this program and hire someone under a work permit they must apply for an LMIA. The LMIA is proof that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job since no Canadian worker is available to do that job and this is the starting point to get care under this program. This program has been around for a long time in one variation or another and the general spirit of the program remains the same no matter if it is called the Live-In or In-Home Caregiver program.

Please note: This program is commonly confused with the Live-In Caregiver program which ended in the November 30, 2014. The benefit to employers under this new program is that employers now have the option to have the worker live in or live out of the home.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

To satisfy the requirements under this program, the employer must have the financial ability to hire a foreign worker and will be assessed to ensure that they have the financial capability to meet their obligations under the program. Additionally, they must provide proof that they have dependent(s) in need of care; that there is a bona fide job available that No Canadian or Permanent resident is available/qualified for and show that that they have completed the minimum recruitment requirements.

PROGRAM PRIVILEGES

The LMIA gives the employer the permission to hire a foreign worker and is the first step while will allow the foreign worker the ability to lodge an application for a Work Permit.

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