Live-in caregivers fight against proposals to remove their right to permanent residency


On October 9, 2014, live-in caregivers and their allies held simultaneous media briefings in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa to call for landed status upon arrival for live-in caregivers and to denounce the Conservative government’s proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).

These proposed changes, introduced by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and members of his staff during closed-door consultations in July, include lifting restrictions on live-in caregivers’ ability to study and work part-time, removing the live-in requirement and making it harder for live-in caregivers to get Canadian permanent residency by funnelling their applications through the “Express Entry” program.



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