Careers as a Caregiver – Rewarding Opportunities Overseas with Zen

Careers as a Caregiver – Rewarding Opportunities Overseas with Zen

Considering a career as a caregiver? It can be an incredibly rewarding choice that also opens doors to exciting opportunities abroad. As populations age across the world, there is a growing global demand for competent and compassionate caregivers. This translates to more jobs, better salaries, and even pathways to permanent residency overseas.

Caregivers in Demand

In countries like the UK, caregivers are highly sought-after. The skills shortages list includes caretakers as an occupation that has consistent hiring needs. This makes it easier to obtain work visas and eventually apply for permanent residency status.

Other countries like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand also actively recruit foreign caretakers to fill open positions and provide critical caregiving services. Zen Career Hub currently has strong caregiver hiring relationships established in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Malta and more.

Typical requirements include

UK & New Zealand

  • IELTS English score of 4.5
  • Valid driving license
  • Diploma/certificates in healthcare support
  • 2-3 years of caregiving experience
  • Clear background checks
  • UK also requires TB/health checks


  • IELTS 5.0+ or English competency
  • Caregiving diploma
  • Police clearance certificates
  • Clean driving record
  • EU citizens can access additional openings

The UK is especially seeking caregivers to fill vital health and social care jobs. We can assist with your tier 2 UK work visa application and placement with a reputable care provider paying £19,000+ per year. After 5 years, you can qualify to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

New Zealand also recruits overseas caregivers through their work-to-residence visa program. We will handle the paperwork and can connect you with aged care employers paying competitive wages across NZ regions.

Advantages & Benefits

High Salary

As a caregiver overseas, you can expect an attractive salary and benefits package. Average annual salaries range from £19,000 in the UK to CA$ 37,000 in Canada. With several years of proven work experience, salaries can exceed £30,000 or more. Caretakers also often receive health/dental coverage, paid vacation time, employer pension plans or 401ks, and other perks.


In addition to the financial incentives, overseas caretakers gain valuable work experience and exposure to new cultures. This expands your professional opportunities even further in the future.


After several years of working abroad, caretakers can qualify to apply for permanent residency and citizenship rights. This provides you and your family the stability and security to make a new life overseas long-term.

Additional benefits include paid accommodation options, health insurance coverage, annual paid leave, and employee pension contributions in countries like the UK and New Zealand. After meeting visa tenure requirements (e.g. 5 years in the UK), caregivers can apply for permanent residence status.

UK Aged Care Homes

  • £19,000+ yearly salary after taxes
  • Paid vacation, and pension contributions
  • Health insurance options
  • Pathway to Permanent Residency

New Zealand Disability Support

  • $35,000$45,000 Salary range
  • Regional options across North & South Island
  • Certain employers also cover accommodation

Australian Healthcare & Social Assistance

  • $45,000$60,000 salary range
  • Bonuses, allowance and superannuation perks

Rewarding Life with Caregiving

If you are compassionate and patient and want a career that makes a difference in others’ lives, consider becoming a caregiver. It is incredibly fulfilling work with the added potential to open new doors abroad as countries seek to fill caregiver shortages. A rewarding and exciting career awaits those eager to care for aging populations overseas.

To know more about caretakers,  contact us or reach us at 9851170231 to engage in a conversation with one of our seasoned consultants. Additionally, you can connect with us on our Facebook page for the latest updates and valuable insights.

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