I need some advice please.. I'm currently under the Live-in Caregiver program and have completed 21 of the 24 months requirement for PR. I'll achieve the 24-month period this May but my work permit doesn't expire until July 1, 2010. My employer is willing to extend the contract and work permit for as long as I want.
Just yesterday I found out that I'm pregnant. I have a Canadian boyfriend who I see and live with during weekends and vacations. We were planning on getting married in 2011 (after all the paperwork) but plans have to change since we found out about the baby.
> If I live out of my employer's house, that's illegal right? YES
So should I stay living at my employer's house until May? YES, if s/he'll let you.
> Will I get deported for being pregnant? No. It is not illegal to get pregnant
> Am I entitled to EI Maternity? I thought I saw on the PR Application guide that I should be able to financially support myself and prove that I will not need subsidy from the government. Would maternity EI count? Does my fiance have to sign support contract for me? I think Leon posted something to the fact before, that a live in caregiver would be eligible for maternity EI.
> Which option is better (for papers): Still apply under the LCP after 3 months or get married asap? (because we're still getting married in any case, it's just the date that will be different) Probably getting married. You can start processing PR app once you have the marriage certificate and have gathered the evidence that your relationship is genuine. (having a baby is not enough proof )
> Should I apply for work permit extension now, then file another open work permit/PR application in May? Or just wait for the open permit and have implied status while waiting? Yes, apply for a work permit extension just to make your work permit (take a while for the processing if you'd be applying for same employer) and TRV current. Then apply for the PR/OWP when you have completed the required number of months.
> Am I allowed not to work after my work permit expires and just wait for the open one? It said on the application that I could continue working if the status and the employer doesn't change. It didn't really say what happens after that. Will it be legal if I live with my fiance after my work permit expires? I don't know about this but if this is true then another member's problem is not really a problem at all
Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.