Is it possible to hire a foreign caregiver for seniors?
When permanent residents and Canadians are not accessible, families can hire a caregiver to look out for children, seniors, or people with certified medical needs in a private residence. Families can hire foreign caregivers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Caregivers, on the other hand, must:
1. Provide round-the-clock assistance (minimum 30 hours per week)
2. Working in a private household delivering care services must meet the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (SIRCC) requirements (IRCC).
If your beloved one needs medical attention, you should consider hiring a caregiver. In case of the following conditions, it’s better to consider hiring a caregiver:
1. The patient is 65 or over.
2. Your patient has a disability or suffers from a chronic or fatal illness.
The jobs that you should look into are:
1. Registered nurse (RN) or psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012)
2. Practical nurse with a license (NOC 3233)
3. Personal care attendant, home support worker, live-in caregiver, and attendant for people with disabilities (NOC 4412)
Note: Foreign carers who work in Canada may be eligible for permanent residency if they fulfill the IRCC’s standards. You may find additional information on permanent residence for caregivers and the specific jobs they qualify for at IRCC.