CaregiverJobs.ca is the perfect place to find a
qualified live-in nanny or live-in caregiver. We are
a free internet search service that advertises qualified
and experienced live-in caregivers and nannies, for you
to view and contact directly, without a middle-man.
There is no limit to the number of caregivers you can
contact and interview, and you are free to hire the most
suitable candidate that best meets your needs.
Q1 If I see a caregiver I like how can I
Q2 How much will I have to pay for
Q3 How do you screen your candidates?
Q4 What salary will I have to pay my live in
Q5 How many hours and what type of work can I
expect my caregiver to provide?
Q6 How long does it take to hire a live-in nanny
or live-in caregiver?
Q7 Will I have to pay for health insurance for my
Q8 Where can I find more information about the
live in caregiver program?
Q: If I see a caregiver I like how can I
A: Unlike a placement agency, CaregiverJobs.ca gives
you free access to view our extensive database of
caregivers, and the complete control to contact them
directly. After reviewing the candidates' profiles,
select the ones whose experience best suits your
requirements and contact them. All caregivers' contact
details are provided on their profiles, and you are free
to email them as many of them as you choose. You will
receive a response from the caregivers directly to your
email inbox, and, if you choose to, you can then set
up a telephone or Skype interview with any or all the
caregivers, at your own convenience. There is no agent
involved at any point in the process, as we believe you
are the expert when it comes to your family, and only
you can determine who is most suited to meet the needs
of your family.
Q: How much will I have to pay for
A: Caregiverjobs.ca is not a placement agency but
a free internet service. There is no charge to use our
services for employers. We provide you with free access to our
database of qualified live-in caregivers. Our website
allows you to search the caregiver profiles and contact
any of the caregivers who are advertised on our
advertising forum directly. For more information click
hiring process link.
Q: How do you screen your candidates?
A: We at CaregiveJobs.ca request that all our
caregivers submit the requisite documentation pertaining
to their educational and employment histories. We speak
to our candidates individually to screen them to ensure
they are suitably qualified to meet the needs of
All the caregiverís documents are carefully screened and
must be approved by Canadian representatives at a local
Canadian Embassy. These representatives check academic
and employment histories and carry out police and
criminal checks. Each candidate must pass a medical
examination carried out by a certified medical team.
Canadian Embassy representatives also conduct interviews
with each candidate to ensure the mental well being of
all potential workers. Only after these extensive checks
can a caregiver be issued with his or her Canadian visa
and be allowed entry into Canada and begin work for your
CaregiverJobs.ca allows you to contact all our
candidates directly by phone, to ensure the candidate
you select suits you and your familyís needs.
Q: How many hours and what type of work can I
expect my caregiver to provide?
A: Since CaregiverJobs.ca put you in control of
the process; you can contact caregivers directly and
negotiate with them the type of work you require. You
are in control of negotiating the contract details; (the
duties the position includes, wages, overtime, holidays,
and sick leave). Salaries should be in accordance with
your provincial minimum wage requirements.
Q: What salary will I have to pay my live in
A: Caregiver Wages vary according to province but
employers are legally required to pay at least minimum
wage to their caregivers. Wages range from $9.27
(Canadian) an hour to $11.00 (Canadian) an hour, with
caregivers expected to work a maximum of 40 to 48 hours
a week. Room and board will also be provided by the
employer. Vacation time is also dependent on province
but on average 2 weeks of uninterrupted vacation time
after 12 months employment is provided.
Click on the link to the
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada web
site in order to receive more information:
Q: How long does it take to hire a live-in nanny
or live-in caregiver?
A: The process of hiring a live-in caregiver or
live-in nanny should take no longer than three to six
months. During this time, the employer is responsible
for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This usually takes one and a half to two
The processing time for a Canadian embassy to inspect
and investigate a candidate and her credentials is
usually between one and a half months to four months.
The duration of the processing time varies according to
the country in which the caregiver currently resides, or
the nationality of the caregiver. Total processing time
for hiring a caregiver is always dependent on the
individual Canadian embassy involved.
Q: Will I have to pay for health insurance for my
A: New legislation effective from April 1st, 2010
states that an employer is responsible to pay for the
health insurance of a caregiver until he/ she becomes
eligible for provincial health coverage, (approximately
3 months). Cover can be obtained at any travel insurance
Q: Where can I find out more about the live in
A: You can obtain the most up to date information
about the live in caregiver program including the
application requirements by visiting the following link:
We wish you the best of luck in finding your perfect
caregiver or nanny at CaregiverJobs.ca!