Permanent residence applications from live-in caregivers: Required documents and initial assessment
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
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On July 31, 2018, biometrics expansion occurred within IRCC and was rolled out in 2 phases. Foreign nationals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been required to provide biometrics since July 31, 2018, for all permanent residence applications, and foreign nationals from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas have been required to provide biometrics since December 31, 2018.
For biometrics instructions and information, see Biometrics collection and screening.
Date-stamped applications must be reviewed for completeness, per the requirements specified in section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and in the application kit in place at the time of receipt. Applications must include all of the following:
- a signed and completed Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008], including the name, date of birth, nationality, current marital status and current immigration status of the principal applicant and all family members (whether accompanying or not) as well as the signed and completed forms outlined in Guide 5290 – Live-in caregivers
- a completed Schedule A – Background / Declaration form [IMM 5669] (PDF, 1.52 MB) for the principal applicant and, if applicable, their spouse or common-law partner and all dependent children aged 18 years or older
- a signed and completed Additional Family Information form [IMM 5406] (PDF, 1.55 MB) for the principal applicant and, if applicable, their spouse or common-law partner and all dependent children aged 18 years or older
- evidence that the principal applicant has accumulated qualifying work experience (Live-in Caregiver – Employer Declaration of Hours Worked form [IMM 5634] (PDF, 589 KB))
- two passport-sized photographs (see photograph specifications (PDF, 506 KB)) of the applicant and of any family members in Canada who have been included
- all required documents, per the Document Checklist – Live-In Caregiver [IMM 5282] (PDF, 3.33 MB)
- clear identification of the class in which the application is being made
- a signed declaration on the Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 649 KB) to the effect that the information provided is complete and accurate
- any additional documents and information required by the IRPR as well as any other evidence required by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
Officers should return incomplete applications to the applicant, along with any processing fees. For incomplete applications, the case processing centre enters a client note in the Global Case Management System (GCMS), indicating that an application was received and returned to the applicant. The case processing centre takes no further action until a complete application is submitted.
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