Filipina Caregivers With Nursing Degree Apply As Immigrant Now!

by: Don Collantes, Canadian Immigration Specialist

Are you a registered nurse from the Philippines and currently with a work permit under the live-in caregiver program?

Do you want to apply as an immigrant immediately without having to complete the live-in caregiver program?

If your answer is  yes, this article contains further information that is of high interests to you.

Misused Caregiver Program

Many nurses with work experience in the Philippines or even Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Kuwait, UAE, Lebanon, Europe, etc. and with aspirations of migrating to Canada have accepted work permits to Canada under the live-in caregiver program since their nursing background qualifies them as live-in caregivers in Canada, and since the process of securing a work permit took several months, whereas, previously the process of applying as an immigrant directly to Canada took several years.

These nurses, however, once in Canada discovered the hardships of working as a live-in caregiver, which include the separation from their family members, a down-grade in their professions without the opportunity to practice as a nurse for several years, limited income, commonly going above and beyond their duty with little or no incentives and cleaning, which is not a duty of a nurse.

New Action Plan

On November 28, 2008, the newly elected Federal Government of Canada implemented an action plan, wherein, 38 specific professions including nurses will be fast-tracked for Canada since these professions are in high demand in Canada.

The goal of implementing this action plan serves three purposes:

1) To meet the high demand of certain skilled professions in Canada;

2) To reduce the current immigration backlog; and

3) To process immigrant applications within six months to twelve months.

Caregivers with nursing backgrounds are encouraged to take advantage of this new action plan and immediately apply for permanent residence status while continuing to work under the live-in caregiver program in the meantime and without the need of exiting Canada.


Don Collantes is a certified immigration specialist in Toronto, Ontario.

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12 thoughts on “Filipina Caregivers With Nursing Degree Apply As Immigrant Now!

  1. Hi,Am a live in Caregiver In Ontario.Have worked as a live in Care giver under a valid work permit for one year ,am I eligible to apply for 2012 Federal skilled worker program or should I wait still my Obligation requirement as a caregiver is complete.?

  2. Hi, Im a live-in caregiver in BC. I worked as a caregiver under a valid work permit for 1 year & 2 months now. Am I eligible to apply for 2012 federal Skilled worker program? I was a Radiologic Technologist in the Philippines for more than 7 years.

  3. Hi, I am a Registered nurse in the Philippines and currently working here in Alberta under Live-in caregiver program for almost a year. Am I qualified to apply under federal skilled worker although I’m still under the LCP? if yes could you please assist me on how to do it. thank you.

  4. Hi can you please email me on who to contact and how to process applying for permanent residency while on LCP. Thank you very much

  5. Hello,I’m a registered nurse in the Philippines with a hospital experience of more than 10 years as a staff nurse,I’m applying as a care giver in Canada under the live-in care giver program,I’m planning to bring my dependent daughter with me while on a work permit,am i allowed to apply for a student visa for my daughter?thanks for your advise

  6. Hello, I am registered nurse here in the Philippines, with 6 months of volunteer experience. I just want to inquire if this would qualify with the requirements asked in applying as a Live-in Caregiver in Canada. Is it true that being RN automatically qualifies one to be caregiver there regardless of the experience? I hope you can help me answer this question in my mind.

  7. Hi! I am a Registered nurse in the Philippines and currently working here in Alberta under Live-in caregiver program for almost a year. Am I qualified to apply under federal skilled worker although I’m still under the LCP? if yes what will i do? Thank you.

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