Relocating To Waterloo Ontario for Caregivers
If you have intentions of relocating to Waterloo Ontario as a live-in caregiver, you need to know that you will be having an immigration status that is very different from that of other immigrants who are not in your category. This article will explain your status and rights before relocating to Waterloo Ontario.
What Is LCP?
Aware that there were certain jobs that Canadians were not willing to do at certain wage levels, the government came up with the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) to enable eligible people from abroad to come and take up the job of caregivers that are employed full time.
What Tasks Do LCPs Perform?
Before packing your bags, you must know where, or what caregivers are allowed to do, and when.
Live-in caregivers are allowed to work while residing in the home of the person that has employed them since their work involves round-the-clock attention to those under their care.
The elderly (those aged 65 or more), children aged 18 years and less, as well as those that require special attention because they are disabled are the categories for which a live-in caregiver can be authorized to live and work in Canada.
Can Those Under LCP Become Permanent Residents?
If you are relocating to Waterloo as a live-in caregiver, you should come determined to do your best at your job because there is a window for you to apply for permanent residency.
There are two ways to get to permanent resident status. One is to work for 24 months as a full time employee that is duly authorized to work as a live-in caregiver.
The other option is to accumulate 3,900 hours of work as a live-in caregiver as long as that time is clocked in a period that isn’t less than 22 months, and as long as it doesn’t include more than 390 hours of overtime work.
If you are relocating to Waterloo Ontario under this program, you can see that it will not be a vacation, at least not for a while, until you have had your application to become a permanent resident approved.
Do You Work Under Supervision?
As a live-in caregiver, you are required to work without supervision since you are expected to be well qualified to perform the duties for which you have been employed.
Unsupervised work hours are what count towards your eligibility to apply for a change of status to a permanent resident so you will be working on your own as you take care of those you have been put in charge of.
Wrapping it up…
For those relocating to Waterloo Ontario, the LCP is a very good opportunity you can utilize to put in honest labor so that at the end of the day, you not only earn wages but an opportunity to become a permanent resident of the country that you now call home.
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