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I have heard that there is now a cap on the number of applications CIC will process for caregivers. What is the cap?

We will process 2,750 applications from principal applicants each year for both the Caring for Children and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs pathways, for a total of 5,500. That does not include spouses and dependants. This number is in line with the number of caregivers who have been applying for permanent residence each year, an average of 4,500 per year since 2011.

If you originally applied under the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), were issued a work permit under that program and continue to work in Canada with an LCP work permit, you will be able to apply for permanent residence under the LCP. There is no cap on the number of applicants who can apply to the pathway for the Live-in Caregiver Program.


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