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Canadian and International Nannies, Au-pairs and Caregivers

In Home Caregiver

Employers hiring in Home Caregiver must

secure positive Labour Market Impact

Assessment (LMIA)

Families can hire a foreign caregiver to provide care, in a private residence, to children, seniors or persons with certified medical needs, when Canadians and permanent residents are not available. Employers must pay $1,000 for each position requested (e.g. $1,000 x number of positions = total payment) to cover the cost of processing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application. Employers of lower- skilled in-home caregivers must always pay for the transportation costs (e.g. plane, train, boat, car, bus) of the caregiver to the work location in Canada. These costs must be paid up-front to ensure that they are not part of any negotiations related to the employment contract, if applicable. This process helps protect temporary foreign workers, who may be tempted to accept alternative travel arrangements in return for a job offer. Employers may have a financial agreement with any member of their family to pay for the transportation costs.

Live out In Home Caregivers

Employers of lower-skilled in-home caregivers, who are not providing live-in accommodations, must ensure that suitable and affordable accommodation is available to the TFW. In addition, these employers should be prepared to provide proof (e.g. newspaper ads) that affordable housing is available in the community where the TFW will be employed

How do I interview a Nanny?

As the agency has pre-selected candidates on their suitability for your position, the main thing is for you to see if you and your family like the nanny and have the same expectations about her role. You may want to interview candidates without your children at first and then introduce short-listed candidates at a second interview. Your children's reactions are one of the most important things to take into account - as well as the candidates' reactions and interest in them. You need to decide what you want the nanny to do, what activities you want your children to go on etc. You need to make sure your attitudes on discipline etc agree. They will also want to know about the terms and conditions of the job - hours, pay, overtime, petrol expenses etc.

What do you require from potential

employers who wish to review your

files?

You will need to fill out the on-line application at www.abcnannies.ca. When this is done, we review the information provided and based on the requirements stated, select a number of candidates' files for the employers' perusal.

Where do your

nannies come

from?

Our International caregivers and Au-pairs come from all over the world. Mostly from the  Philippines, Europe, South America (Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil), South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. We have a large nanny database of local and Overseas experienced applicants available for you to view.

What is a typical

nannies salary?

The hourly wage ranges based on the location the employer lives in. It can be range between $10-20/hr. Contact our agency to find out what the average wage is in your area.

Who can assist

you to apply for

LMIA

•a Canadian provincial/territorial law society, or a student-at- law under its supervision; •the Chambre des notaires du Québec; •the Province of Ontario’s law society as a paralegal; or •the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
Are you able to assist with LMIA?
Yes, we will have our Regulated Immigration Consultant prepare the application and all necessary documents for you.