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Application For A Work Permit in the Live-in Caregiver Program – Checklist

Complete and place this checklist on top of your application.

Consult our website for forms and instructions, including a list of countries whose nationals require a temporary resident visa:

Any document not in English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Failure to submit all required documentation may result in the refusal of your application or processing delays.

Do not finalise travel plans unless you have received your Letter of Authorisation from the High Commission of Canada in Singapore.

An interview may be required. You will be informed accordingly.

All documents submitted in support of your application must be original.

Do not undergo a medical exam until advised by this office. Medical results may take up to 4 weeks.


You must submit the following items:

  • You must answer every question. If not applicable, write N/A.
  • List your spouse/common-law partner and ALL your children and step-children under 18 years of age on the IMM 1295 Form, even if they do not need a visa or are not accompanying you. If you have more than 3 family members, fill additional copies of the IMM 1295 Form.
  • Make sure you include your mailing address, reliable phone contact, and email address (if you agree to email communications).
  • •show that you are a citizen or lawfully admitted to your country of residence (e.g. study permit, work permit),
  • be valid for the duration of your work period as work permit cannot be issued beyond the validity of your passport,
  • have two blank pages and minimum 6 months validity, and
  • be accompanied with a photocopy of the passport bio-data page (i.e. the page with the name, photo, place of birth, date of issue, etc.)
  • not be submitted with your application until advised by the visa section.
  • a minimum of six months of full-time training in a classroom setting in a field or occupation related to the job offered in Canada, OR
  • One year of full-time paid employment within the last three years, including at least six months of continuous employment with one employer in a job related to the prospective employment in Canada.

If applicable, you must also submit:


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