Different options for employers who want to hire a caregiver

If you’re an employer in Canada and you want to hire a foreign national as a caregiver, you have 2 options:

In some cases, one of the programs will apply to your specific situation (for example, if you live in Quebec). In other cases, you can pick the program that works best for you and your caregiver.

  Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Foreign national location For in-home caregivers in Canada or abroad (except Quebec) For in-home caregivers already in Canada or destined to work in Quebec
Cost for employer No fees
  • $1,000 Labour Market Impact Assessment application processing fee
Employer requirements / Forms to be completed

Offer of Employment (PDF, 2.23 MB)

Get a Labour Market Impact Assessment

Processing times for foreign national to get a temporary work permit

Check processing times

Depends on where you apply from: Check processing times

Foreign national requirements
  • Has a job offer
  • Demonstrates ability to perform the work
  • Meets Canadian Language Benchmark 5
  • Has a 1-year Canadian post-secondary credential or foreign equivalent
  • Allowed to enter Canada
Foreign national work permit

Work permit is specific to National Occupational Classification 44100, excluding foster parents, or 44101, but doesn’t specify an employer

Work permit is specific to 1 employer and 1 occupation

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