Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Age Limit Requirement for Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)

Is there an age limit requirement for Live-in Caregiver Progam?
age limit

This is a common question I'm receiving from blog readers. The answer is NO.

If you will check the guidelines from Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, the following are only requirements listed to be eligible:

- A job confirmation letter from a Canadian employer.[A positive labor market opinion from Human Resource and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)]
- A written contract with your future employer
- Successful completion of the equivalent of Canadian secondary school. [For Filipino Applicants: You must have at least two year post high school education, in which you must have obtained at least 72 units of credit].
- At least six months’ training, or at least one year of full-time experience (including six months with one employer) during the past three years. [For Filipino Applicants: In order for your training to be recognized, it must be taken at an institution accredited by the local education authority (TESDA).It should six months with a minimum of twenty-five hours per week in classroom lectures must have been completed as part of formal education.]
- Good knowledge of English or French
- A work permit before you enter Canada

Nothing was mentioned about the age limit requirement. The employer decides the age of the worker he/she wants to hire. However, one must be realistic. You can't expect that a 50 year old LCP applicant to take care of an elderly will get an approval from the Visa Office. ;-)