On November 30, 2014, the Government of Canada announced that the Live-In Caregiver Program would be suspended, and that two new programs –
- the Caring for Children Class and
- the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class – would take its place.
Both these programs have a pathway towards Permanent Residence. Meanwhile, individuals in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program may continue to be eligible for permanent residence, if their initial Live-in Caregiver work permit was based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requested on or before November 30, 2014.
These two programs may be used by students on Post Graduate Work Permit to obtain permanent residence as they are probably some of the few occupations which are not skilled, and yet qualifies for Permanent Residence. Currently submissions for these programs are managed through Manual or Paper submissions. This is joy stephen for the IRC news signing off!. Please visit www.IRCnews.com for more news & information