Hi everyone! 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. Questions: > If I live out of my employer's house, that's illegal right? So should I stay living at my employer's house until May? > Will I get deported for being 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? > 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) > 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? > 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? Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.