After you apply: get next steps – Live-in caregivers

After the visa office begins to process your live-in caregiver work permit application, you may be invited to an interview. A visa officer will make sure you meet all the requirements of the program. You will also get instructions for medical tests and background security checks.

After you pass the medical examination and security screening and meet all other requirements, you will receive a letter of approval. The work permit will be issued only upon your arrival in Canada.

A work permit is not a travel document. The visa office will also issue an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa if you need one to enter Canada.  The eTA or visa will automatically be issued at the same time as your work permit. 

The eTA will be electronically linked to your passport.

The visa is an official document that is put in your passport.

Remember, you must get a passport from your home country.

Find more information about Electronic Travel Authorizations and visitor visas.

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