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Live-In Caregivers now have two new pathways to permanent residence

Posted on November 30, 2014

Live-In Caregivers have two new pathways to permanent residency:

1. Caring for Children Pathway: A pathway to permanent residence for caregivers who have provided child care in a home, either living in the home or not. Eligibility will be based on a minimum of 2 years of Canadian work experience as a home childcare provider, with a work permit, and a 1 year completed Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent foreign credential, and a language level of at least initial intermediate.

2. Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway: A pathway to permanent residence for caregivers who have provided care for the elderly or those with disabilities or chronic disease at higher skill levels in health facilities or in a home. Eligibility would be based on a minimum of 2 years of Canadian work experience as a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse aide, orderly, patient service associate, home support worker or other similar occupation, with a work permit and a 1 year completed Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent foreign credential, and an appropriate level of language proficiency to practice their occupation, ranging from initial intermediate to adequate intermediate.

5 Year Ban Comes Into Force

Posted on November 21, 2014

The penalty for misrepresentation has now increased from a two year period of admissibility to a five year period. The ban on applying for permanent residence has also increased to 5 years.

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