Presently, IRCC has a plan to completely clear the backlog of applications for permanent residence, in the old Live-in Caregiver Program, by the December 2018.
It has made an announcement to finalize 80 percent of applications to get PR Status which were requested, before Oct. 1, 2017, by caregivers/their family members.
Immigration Minister of Canada, Ahmed Hussen, stated that the commitments, announced by the government, meant that many applicants figuring in the Live-in Caregiver Program, who stayed away from their family or suffered some official delays are now likely to get permanent residence status. After providing much care to the people, they are on the threshold of finding the company of their beloved relatives in Canada.
The program has an aim to provide, live-in employment in Canada, to overseas nationals, for two years full-time, as caregivers, and follow the straight path to get PR Status. That program had ended in 2014, but many working caregivers, in the country, got a chance to submit a PR application. IRCC has set the figure of 6,000 additional applications, to give PR under the LCP.
IRCC has also announced that it will process 80 percent new LCP applications submitted after Oct. 1, 2017, before completing a gap of 12 months.
On Oct. 1, 2017, there was a reduction by 63 percent in the number of caregivers and their family members, who were waiting for finalization of their applications. This was made largely possible because additional resources were dedicated mainly to clear the applications backlog.
IRCC will also finalize 5,000 additional cases, which is a figure in excess of the original estimated for 2017. 20,000 new permanent residents are being allowed in Canada in the caregiver category during this year.
IRCC will announce some measures soon regarding eliminating LMIA fee of $1,000 for families in Canada who desired to appoint an overseas worker for taking care of a person with major medical requirements. The fee will be abolished for Canadian families who are earning an income below $150,000, and who intend to appoint an overseas worker to give childcare.
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