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Processing time

24 weeks

Converts to Citizenship after

36 Month(s)

PR after

1 Month(s)



Governmental Fees



You must have been working in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program for at least 24 months. You must have a valid work permit to work in a home offering live-in care for children, seniors or the disabled. Your work experience must be acquired within four years of your date of arrival.


Letter from current employer with start date and that you still work for them. Contracts with current and previous employer. Statement of earnings showing working hours and deductions made by employers. Record of wages and deduction sent to Canada Revenue Authority (CRA) by employer. Record of Employment (ROE) from all previous employers. Assessment notice issued by Canada Revenue Authority(CRA) by employer from the date you entered Canada as a Live- in Caregiver Program. Photocopies of valid passport pages of you and each of family member. Two passport size photos of you and all family members in Canada with the name and date of birth printed on only 1 of those photos. Birth certificates and or baptismal certificates for you and all your family members. If you are married, include marriage certificate, proof of common law-relationships (if applicable). Divorce, annulments or death certificates, if you were previously married. Custody papers of dependent children (if applicable). Originals of all police certificates for you and all family members (Include details of criminal conviction, if applicable). Photocopy of pardon obtained from National Parole board (if applicable). Certified translation of documents that are not in English. Copy of receipt showing amount paid. This document checklist (IMM 5282), check link to get it.

Cost of living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant18.48
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course73.91
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)10.35
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)5.91
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)3.26
Cappuccino (regular)3.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)2.12
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.73
Milk (regular), (1 liter)8.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)2.4
Rice (white), (1kg)1.7
Eggs (regular) (12)3.48
Local Cheese (1kg)5.24
Chicken Fillets (1kg)5.56
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)6.54
Apples (1kg)1.92
Banana (1kg)0.65
Oranges (1kg)1.73
Tomato (1kg)1.91
Potato (1kg)1.19
Onion (1kg)1.2
Lettuce (1 head)2.63
Water (1.5 liter bottle)1.81
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)13.3
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)3.01
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)14.04
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)2.59
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)77.53
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)3.33
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)2.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)28.83
Gasoline (1 liter)4.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)25114.01
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)20497.27
Utilities (Monthly)Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment159.12
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data48.37
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)63.74
Sports And LeisureSports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult42.83
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)19.85
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat11.09
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child819.46
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child13683.09
Clothing And ShoesClothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)59.13
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)41.74
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)88.93
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes111.52
Rent Per MonthRent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1402.36
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1273.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre2272.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre1927.63
Buy Apartment PriceBuy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre690.71
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre480.83
Salaries And FinancingSalaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2872.79
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate7.03
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