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Ackah Business Immigration Law managed my application for Permanent Residency in a very professional manner and gave very helpful advice. I witnessed the firms hard work and friendly nature first hand, making the complications associated with a PR application much easier to handle.
We have been working on a very delicate situation in which a young temporary foreign worker was unfortunately seriously injured during an armed robbery and has left him requiring many surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. We are working hard to have this wonderful young man remain in Canada so he may continue to receive the level and quality of care he requires and deserves. As we navigate through the system, the guidance, compassion, commitment and concern that Evelyn and the entire team have provided, has been invaluable to us all. I feel truly fortunate and privilidged to have Ackah Business Immigration Law on our side as their passion genuinely shines through.
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We recently partnered with Ackah Business Immigration Law to complete a critical hire for our business. Both Sacha and Evelyn were outstanding to work with. Their communication was consistently prompt and clear. Evelyn interacted directly with our new employee to ensure they were prepared, and ultimately successful, in their application. Easily one of the best vendor partners I have worked with – highly recommended!
Live-in caregivers in Canada must be qualified to provide care for the elderly, disabled or children. They work in private homes and do not have direct supervision as they do their jobs. In Canada, to be deemed a live-in caregiver, the worker must indeed live in the home of the employer. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
As in so many other parts of the world, though, there is a high demand for workers of this kind, and it is not unusual for foreign workers to seek employment as live-in caregivers in all parts of Canada. To accommodate the demand for this huge labour pool, the LCP or Live-in Caregiver Program was created by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
Meeting the Requirements
According to the CIC, to hire a caregiver through the LCP, you must:
It is also possible to hire caregivers from the LCP who are in need of a job, but the positive LMIA must still be done and work permits have to be issued even for those already part of the LCP.
When someone is interested in being a live-in caregiver, or someone is looking to hire someone to serve in that role, they cannot extend the duties much beyond that of caregiving. It is to be the primary focus of the job, and if items such as house cleaning or other domestic duties are assigned, the job does not qualify for the LCP.
Screening Is Necessary
Because the work of a caregiver is such an important matter, the visa office closely screens those who apply to work within the LCP program. They must meet specific criteria to be granted access to this program, including:
The contract must also meet very specific terms, explaining everything from the hours of work, wages paid and the specific duties, to a very clear itemization of the benefits to be paid.
When You Need a Work Permit
For those who hope to work in the LCP program, they will require a regular work permit or an LCP permit renewal. The regular work permit follows a very standard protocol and can be done online or through a local visa office outside of Canada.
Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.