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 a Canadian temporary resident visa if you need one to enter Canada. The visa officer will put it in your passport at the same time as they issue your authorization letter for a work permit.

Remember, you must also get a passport from your home country. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon do not need a passport or a temporary resident visa to enter Canada. Residents of Greenland do not need a passport or a temporary resident visa to enter Canada from Greenland. However, citizens and permanent residents of the U.S., St. Pierre and Miquelon or Greenland must provide proof of citizenship or permanent residence, such as a national identity card or an alien registration card, when seeking to enter Canada.

Find more information on temporary resident (visitor) visas.

Related links

Immigrant services in your area

Our interactive map will help you to search for immigrant services in your area.
Date Modified: