Caregivers | Nannies

Lori Chodos and son Tomás Moreno, 4
Caregivers look after children and the elderly

Each year many people see the need for Caregivers | Nannies. The average population of Canada is growing older. Many of the younger generation are working s much as they can in order to purchase a new home. Some have new born children and want someone from their culture so that the babies are cared for and raised with the same values that they hold dear. Thus each year many people seek to have caregivers for their aging parents or grandparents. Others for their children. We can help with the paperwork and get things in place so that your family can be taken care of according to your beliefs and your wishes.

To come to Canada as a Caregiver (also called a nanny):

You must have successfully completed the equivalent of Canadian high school education (secondary school). Because of the differences in school systems across Canada, it is not possible to give a precise number of years. In most provinces, it takes 12 years of schooling to obtain a Canadian high school diploma. The immigration officer assessing your application will let you know what is needed.

At least six months’ training or at least one year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation (including six months with one employer) in the past three years

To claim work experience, you need to have worked for one year, including at least six months of continuous employment for the same employer. This work experience must be in a field or occupation specific to what you will do as a live-in caregiver. This experience must have been acquired within the three years immediately before the day on which you make an application for a work permit as a caregiver.

To claim training, it must have been full-time training in a classroom setting. Areas of study could be early childhood education, geriatric care, pediatric nursing or first aid.

Good knowledge of English or French

You must be able to speak, read and understand either English or French so that you can function on your own in your employer’s home. For example, you must be able to call emergency services if they are needed, and to understand labels on medication. You will be unsupervised for most of the day and may have to communicate with someone outside the home. You can also read and understand your rights and obligations so that you can function in daily life using English or French.

A work permit before you enter Canada

To participate in the Live-in Caregiver Program, you must make an application for an initial live-in caregiver work permit at a visa office outside Canada. Our firm will handle the preparation of these papers for you and provide them for your interview.

If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of introduction from the Canadian visa office responsible for your area. You will need to present this letter to the Border Services Officer upon arrival in Canada in order to obtain your work permit.

If you want to come to Canada as a caregiver or nanny we can help to find employers for you and arrange the work contract so that you have everything in order to come to Canada.

Inadmissibility

Some people are inadmissible – they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including involvement in criminal activity, organized crime, or committing human rights violations. You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons.

Your employers obligations

Before you enter Canada as a Caregiver or Nanny your employer and the employment contract they want you to sign are examined by the government.Also the employer needs to:

  • Pay the air ticket for you, the worker, to come to Canada
  • Cover the medical insurance for the first 3 months (Not all provinces require this).
  • Provide an independent room and food for the Live-In Caregiver | Nanny
  • Enroll the Live-In Caregiver in provincial workplace safety insurance (also known as workers’ compensation)?
  • The employer is the one to pay for the services, fees and costs of a recruitment or third-party agency if they are using one to recruit the caregiver. Employers are not permitted to recover any recruitment fees from Live-In Caregivers
  • Pay the stipulated salary, as set by Service Canada.
  • To provide health insurance in case you are hurt or become ill?

If becoming a Caregiver or Nanny sounds like something you would like to do please click the Add to Cart button if you would like us to go forward with your application. After providing the funds via Paypal for our services we will email you for any information we need for us to begin work on your visa papers.

Express Entry $1,030.00

Please remember to use your referral code if you have one. Thank you

 

To those in Canada who seek to have a caregiver:

To have someone come to Canada as a caregiver for you. You need to know what is required of you before you begin the process of bringing the caregiver to Canada.

Your obligations as an employer for caregivers:

  • Provide an independent room and food for the Live-In Caregiver
  • Enroll the Live-In Caregiver in provincial workplace safety insurance (also known as workers’ compensation)
  • Pay for the services, fees and costs of a recruitment or third-party agency (i.e.: our firm) if you are using one to recruit the caregiver. The employer is not permitted to recover any recruitment fees from Live-In Caregivers.
  • Pay the stipulated salary, as set by Service Canada.

Additional obligations as an employer for caregivers that are abroad:

  • Pay the air ticket for the worker to come to Canada
  • Cover the medical insurance for the first 3 months (Not all provinces require this).

Determine your eligibility – Live-in caregivers

You must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the Live-in Caregiver Program in Canada.

You will need:

A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from an employer in Canada

Before hiring you, your employer must have:

  • applied to Employment and Social Development Canada / Service Canada (ESDC/SC) to have their job offer reviewed; and
  • received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from ESDC/SC.

Note: If you are already in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) and wish to change jobs while remaining in the LCP, you may do so. Your new employer will need to apply for an LMIA that includes the live-in arrangement.

If the employer receives a positive LMIA, you will be able to live in the home of your new employer and be able to apply for permanent residence through the LCP when you have met the work requirement.

ESDC/SC will assess your employer’s job offer and the employment contract to be sure that it meets the requirements for wages and working conditions and the provincial/territorial labour and employment standards, and that there are no Canadians or permanent residents available to do the work. If ESDC/SC finds the job offer acceptable, they will issue a positive LMIA to your employer.

You will need to submit a copy of the positive LMIA when you apply for a work permit.

A written contract with your future employer, signed by you and the employer

You and your future employer are legally required to sign a written employment contract. You must submit the signed contract with your work permit application. This must be the same employment contract submitted to ESDC/SC by your employer, unless you provide an explanation of any changes (for example, a new start date).

The written employment contract will ensure there is a fair working arrangement between you and your employer.

The employment contract must demonstrate that the Live-in Caregiver Program requirements are met by including a description of:

  • mandatory employer-paid benefits, including:
    • transportation to Canada from your country of permanent residence or the country of habitual residence to the location of work in Canada
    • medical insurance coverage provided from the date of your arrival until you are eligible for provincial health insurance
    • workplace safety insurance coverage for the duration of the employment
    • all recruitment fees, including any amount payable to a third-party recruiter or agents hired by the employer that would otherwise have been charged to you
  • job duties
  • hours of work
  • wages
  • accommodation arrangements (including room and board)
  • holiday and sick leave entitlements
  • termination and resignation terms

A contract template (PDF, 600 KB) is available on the Service Canada website. Your contract does not have to look exactly like this, but it must contain all the information and clauses indicated as mandatory.

The use of an alternative contract format may delay the processing of the LMIA application as ESDC and Service Canada officers will need to determine if the contract complies with LCP requirements.

Note: The contract template is different for the province of Quebec and is available on the website of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (Quebec immigration department).

If you would like us to file the papers for you to get the LMIA to bring a Caregiver or Nanny into Canada for you you can read the details here.

 

Please click the Add to Cart button if you would like us to go forward with your application. 

LMIA (formerly LMO) Labour Market Impact Assessment for Live-In Caregivers/Nannies $1,590.00

Please remember to use your referral code if you have one. Thank you

 

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