In Home Caregiver

Families can hire a foreign caregiver to provide care, in a private residence, to children, seniors or persons with certified medical needs, when Canadians and permanent residents are not available.

However, the caregivers must:

  • provide care on a full-time basis (minimum 30 hours per week)
  • work in the private household where the care is being provided
  • meet the requirements set Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

These families or private household employers will be able to hire foreign workers for 2 categories of in-home workers, which include:

Caregivers for children

  • Children under 18 years of age

Caregivers for people with high medical needs

  • elderly persons, 65 years of age or over
  • people with disabilities, a chronic or terminal illness