Live-in caregivers are people who are qualified to offer care for children, elderly people or people with some disabilities in private homes without any supervision. Live-in caregivers need to stay in the private home where they work in Canada.

The LCP allows Canadian employers to recruit foreign caregivers (also known as nannies) to live and work in their Canadian homes for providing childcare or home support for elderly people or those with disabilities. Caregivers are allowed to apply for permanent residence in Canada after working two years in Canada.

The CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) recently ended the requirement of live-in until and unless there is any agreement between the caregiver and the employer for living in the home.

Requirements of the LCP (Live-in Caregiver Program) must be met by both the employer and the employee.