Citizenship and Immigration has released an operational bulletin elaborating on the new legislation which is a good read for families, nannies and agencies. Some of the language used may be difficult to interpret, as it is positioned for CIC officers, so we encourage you to contact us if you require any explanation.
The good news for nannies in the program is that all future work permit applications will be considered under the new 4 year/3900 hour guidelines. But if you are a nanny or family who will be accumulating overtime hours to put towards Permanent Residency, make sure you have detailed time sheets kept for proof when applying.
Effective April 1, 2010, live-in caregivers working in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program:
- have two options for calculating their work experience to be eligible to apply for permanent residence:
- 24 months of authorized full-time employment, or
- a total of 3,900 hours of authorized full-time employment;
- have four years from their date of arrival to complete the employment requirement to be eligible for permanent residence under the Program; and
- no longer need to undergo the standard mandatory requirement for a second medical exam when applying for permanent residence.