Hire a caregiver through the Live-In Caregiver Program

The Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) is closed to new applicants. You can only hire a caregiver through the LCP if you have:

  • found a caregiver who already has a work permit in the LCP and who is looking for a new employer and
  • been approved for a Labour Market Impact Assessment that shows the caregiver has agreed to live in your home

If this does not apply to you, you can still hire a foreign caregiver. You and the caregiver can decide if they will live in or out of your home. You will need to get a positive LMIA from Service Canada and the caregiver must apply for a regular work permit.

1. Determine your eligibility

Find out if you are eligible to hire a live-in caregiver through the Live-in Caregiver Program.

2. Apply

Follow the steps to apply to hire a live-in caregiver.

3. After you apply: get next steps

Find out what you should do after you hire a live-in caregiver. There are a number of conditions you need to meet.

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