Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will give priority to the old backlog from the Live-in Caregiver Program applications by the end of 2018.
In the website posted on Dec.3, it said, “its goal is to finalize 80 percent of applications for permanent residence submitted on or before Oct. 1, 2017, by caregivers and their family members through the LCP.”
In a press release, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen said|: “The commitments the government has made today will mean that many Live-in Caregiver Program applicants who have faced long delays and family separation may soon reach their goal of permanent residence,” said in a news release.
“After diligently providing care for Canadians, they may soon be in the company of their own loved ones, together in Canada” he adds in a news release.
In 2014 the program was shut down, however, thousands of caregivers who were working in Canada were given an opportunity to apply for permanent residency.
As of Oct. 1, 2017, more than 60 percent of the applications of caregivers and their family members waiting times for final decision was reduced IRCC website said.
According to this CBC News article, at least 10,000 open work permits have been issued to live-in caregivers.