Canada’s “Nanny” Loophole


From: Immigration Watch Canada

Renewed revelations that Sikh men have been applying in large numbers to come to Canada as nannies should spur Immigration Minister Diane Finley into terminating the Live-In Caregiver (Nanny) immigrant category completely—an action that should have been taken years ago.

The live-in caregiver or nanny category is a part of the “Economic Class” of Canada’s Immigration program. Since it began in 1992, it has been used mostly by Filipino and Caribbean women as a method of entering Canada.

For the years 1997 to 2003, about 3,000 nannies entered Canada annually but in the past three years the number has grown steadily.

In 2006, almost 7,000 (foreign “nannies”) arrived. In return for acting as nannies for 2 years, workers are given Permanent Resident (PR) status, are eligible to apply for citizenship and can later sponsor a spouse, children and other relatives.

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