Author: Parminder Singh J.D, Juris Doctor (Canada)
In a nutshell, Canada’s Care giver or Nanny Program for 2015 is for those who cannot score more than 5 bands whether they are nurses, nursing assistants or just 10+2 (with 1 year experience). Nurses, nursing assistants, early childhood and first aid students are eligible without work experience. Distant nursing or first aid students are not eligible. Maximum 5500 seats per year.
There are two categories
- Child care program
- Elderly care program
Each program has a maximum intake of 2750 seats
Experience: You must have a minimum 1 year experience as a care giver to children, elderly or handicapped persons in the last 3 years. At least 6 months experience must be continuous with one employer.
If you do not have experience, you must have at least 6 months training in Nursing (in which you have studied child care or elderly care, also known as paediatric and geriatric nursing ), First aid or domestic care workers (excluding domestic servants)
IELTS: 5 bands or working knowledge of English
The applicant applies for a work permit after receiving LMIA approved job offer from Canada.
The applicant then works in Canada for 24 months.
The applicant finally becomes eligible to apply for Permanent residence.
The applicant is not required to live in the employer’s house, but if she wants to live with the employer, she can.
Processing time for work permit: under 6 months (which includes 2-3 months for LMIA process and 2 to 3 months for work permit)
Processing time for Canadian PR: The government claims 6 months, but there is a backlog of 60,000 cases and the government claims to clear 30,000 cases in 2015