Live-in caregivers

Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.

Both the employer and the employee must follow several steps to meet the requirements of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).

Determine your eligibility

Discover if you are eligible to apply to the LCP.


Follow the steps to apply to be a live-in caregiver in Canada.

Check processing times

Find out how long it will take Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to process your application.

After you apply: get next steps

Learn what you should do after you apply to be a live-in caregiver.

Prepare for arrival

Prepare for your arrival in Canada.

Extend your work permit

You are responsible to make sure your work permit is extended before the expiry date. Find out more about extending your work permit.

Become a permanent resident

Find out if you are eligible to become a permanent resident of Canada.

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