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This program is designed to allow Canadian Families to access care for their loved ones in their homes, who are children under 18 years of age; people who are elderly and need care in their homes; or those with high medical needs and who require specialized care.
To satisfy the requirements under this program, the employer must have the financial ability to hire a foreign worker and will be assessed to ensure that they have the financial capability to meet their obligations under the program. Additionally, they must provide proof that they have dependent(s) in need of care; that there is a bona fide job available that No Canadian or Permanent resident is available/qualified for and show that that they have completed the minimum recruitment requirements.
In order for employers to be part of this program and hire someone under a work permit, they must apply for an LMIA. The LMIA is proof that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job since no Canadian worker is available to do that job and this is the starting point to get care under this program. This stream enables families to hire temporary foreign workers, provided that the positions to be filled meet one of the following criteria:
Nannies, au-pairs and babysitters are just some of the positions that fall under this category and provide care to children under the age of 18 years old. The position must meet the requirements for National Occupation Classification (NOC) Code 4411.
Family caregivers, housekeepers, and personal aides are just some of the positions that fall under this category and provide care to seniors or to persons with disabilities. The position must meet the requirements for one of NOC 3012, 3233, or 4412. Families must follow the same application procedure as employers hiring through the high-wage and low-wage streams. Additionally, families must provide evidence that they have a dependent family member who requires in-home care; and shows proof that they have the financial means to pay the wages of the in-home caregiver.
Note: Families hiring in-home caregivers for seniors and people living with disabilities are exempt from the LMIA application fee. Also, families hiring in-home caregivers for children will be exempt from the LMIA application fee if their gross annual income is less than CAD $150,000.
The LMIA gives the employer the permission to hire a foreign worker and is the first step that will allow the foreign worker the ability to lodge an application for a Work Permit.