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Live in Caregiver
(personal support worker)

Caregiver for Canadians : Live in Caregiver

There are two categories of caregiver in Canada.


Home Child Care Provider

Caregiver for Kids-Nanny.
Only women are allowed to apply

Home Support Worker

Caregiver for adults.
Both men and women are allowed to apply.

General requirements and eligibilities : Live in Caregiver 

  • Minimum one year diploma in any discipline after HSC. To assess your completed foreign educational credential is valid and equal to a completed Canadian high school diploma or higher, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is required. This can be a degree, diploma, certificate or other proof of your education. You can complete ECA from  or

  • IELTS minimum 5 (General). The minimum score of Listening:5, Reading:4, Writing:5, Speaking:5

Other related information about Live in Caregiver 

AgePreferably under 45
Total processing timeAround 5 months
Work stationmainly clients home and outside in some extent (varies case by case)
Salary levelminimum wage level that is CAD $11.06 to $15.00 per hour (varies from province to province).
Per week working timeminimum 37.5 hours
Time to applyOpen for five years only, stated from June 18, 2019
Main benefitsAs a caregiver, you have options to come to Canada to become a permanent resident
ExperienceNeed at least 1 year of work experience as a home child provider or a home support worker
RestrictionsThis occupation is restricted (so you have to work in that specific occupation)
Total costsPlease check which community/family you are being hired and what are their conditions
Suitable candidates for these positionsDiploma nurses and or Home support caregivers

Main duties of home child care providers (NOC 4411)

  • Supervise and care for children in employer's or own residence
  • Bathe, dress and feed infants and children
  • Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
  • Plan, prepare and serve meals for children and may perform other housekeeping duties
  • Oversee children's activities, such as meals and rest periods, as instructed by employer
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment in the home
  • Instruct children in personal hygiene
  • Tend to the emotional well-being of children and support their social development
  • Discipline children according to the methods requested by the parents
  • Provide age-appropriate educational training through organized activities such as games, crafts, reading and outings
  • Take children to and from school and appointments
  • May be required to keep records of daily activities and health information regarding each child.

Foster Parents

  • Care for foster children, usually on an emergency or temporary basis, as a primary guardian under general direction of foster parent agency
  • Consult foster parent agency supervisors for advice and when problems arise
  • Administer foster care programs for foster children, as directed by foster parent agency social workers.

Employment requirements of home child care providers (NOC 4411)

  • Home child care providers, parent's helpers and foster parents may require completion of a training program in child care or a related field.
  • Child care or household management experience may be required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform work is usually required.
  • First aid certification and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training may be required.

Main duties of home support workers

  • Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
  • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
  • Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
  • May perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisor or nurse
  • May perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes and making beds.
  • Perform housekeeping and other home management duties under general direction of employer
  • Plan and prepare meals independently or with employer, and may serve meals
  • May care for children.

Employment requirements of home support workers (NOC 4412)

  • Home management experience may be required.
  • College or other courses in home support may be required.
  • First aid certification may be required.
  • Completion of a training program in care of the elderly, care of persons with disabilities, convalescent care or in a related field may be required.

The job you’re offered must be:

  • made using Offer of Employment IMM 5983 (PDF, 2.33 MB)
  • full-time, which means at least 30 hours of paid work each week
  • from a Canadian employer
  • outside the province of Quebec
  • from an employer who’s not an embassy, high commission or consulate
  • genuine, meaning there’s a real need to hire you