Work in Canada as a Caregiver / Nanny
The number one new immigrants to Canada are from the Philippines! Join us and we will discuss how you can legally work and immigrate to Canada as a Caregiver. The Canadian Government is soon announcing a major overhaul of the Caregiver / Nanny Program. New Caregivers to Canada will be allowed to bring their Spouse and Children to Canada and they can work and their children can attend Canadian Primary and Elementry Schools. After 2 years of work a Caregiver and their families can apply for Permanent Residences in Canada and after several years later apply to become Canadian Citizens.
Two speakers, Beulah Joy Ortiz and Terry Whin-Yates from Vancouver British Columbia Canada who have experience with the previous LIve-In Caregiver / Nanny program and the new Caregiver Program will be presenting. Beluh Joy Ortiz immigrated to Canada as a Live-In Caregiver and is now a Permanent Resident of Canada and her three daughters recently joined her and moved to Canada as Permanent Residents. Joy and her children will be eligible to become Canadian Citizens in December 2019. Joy is starting College in Vancouver Canada in September 2019. Also, Joy has a 10 year US Visa and has traveled throughout the US and will be taking her children to Disney Land this year. The second speaker is Terry Whin-Yates who is the owner of several Canadian and US Businesses and has worked with Caregivers, Nannies, Nurses and Skilled Workers applying for Work Permits and working in Canada. Both Joy and Terry are excited about the new Canadian Caregiver Program and you will hear the real facts of how to successfully legally work and live in Canada.
Makati City: Saturday, May 4, 2019 (10am to 1pm) Fairmont Makati Hotel,1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Cebu City: Saturday, May 11, 2019 (10am to 1pm) Radisson Blu Cebu, Serging Osmeña Boulevard Corner of Juan Luna Ave. 6000 Cebu City Philippines
Davao City: Saturday, May 18, 2019 (10am to 1pm) Marco Polo Davao Hotel, Davao City 8000, Philippines
Tacloban City: Saturday, May 25, 2019 (10am to 1pm) Summit Hotels and Resorts Tacloban City
OTHER CITIES TBA
Caregivers will soon have access to 2 new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots that will replace expiring and ineffective pilot programs. The new pilots will allow caregivers to come to Canada together with their family and provide a pathway to permanent residence.
Caregivers will also soon have greater flexibility to change jobs quickly, and barriers that prevent family members from accompanying caregivers to Canada will be removed, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister announced.
Under the new pilots, applicants will be assessed for permanent residence criteria before they begin working in Canada. Once the caregiver has their work permit and 2 years of work experience, they will have access to a direct pathway to become a permanent resident.
These pilot programs will replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and include:
- Occupation-specific work permits for caregivers, providing the ability to change jobs quickly when necessary.
- Open work permits for spouses/common-law partners and study permits for dependent children, to allow the caregiver’s family to accompany them to Canada.
In addition, the Minister also launched the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, which will be open from March 4, 2019, until June 4, 2019.
This interim program is being launched after hearing directly from caregivers and interested parties that the previous changes made in 2014 were not well understood. Many caregivers began working for families in Canada, only to find out later that they were not going to qualify for permanent residence under an existing program.
To address this issue, the Interim Pathway for Caregivers will provide those Caregivers and Nannies an opportunity to stay in Canada permanently. The interim program will have modified criteria compared to the current pilot programs and offer a pathway to permanent residence for caregivers who, in good faith, have come to Canada and are providing care to Canadians, without a clear pathway to permanent residence.
The Government of Canada continues to be committed to family reunification and eliminating backlogs across all immigration streams. In 2017, the Government committed to eliminating 80% of the caregiver backlog and reducing the processing time from its peak of more than 60 months. To date, the Government has reduced 94% of the backlog and reduced the processing time to 12 months.
How to get a Job in Canada: A Filipino Guide
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