How does CaregiverJobs.ca help me find a live-in nanny or live-in caregiver?
 
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.

FAQs:

Q1 If I see a caregiver I like how can I contact her?
Q2 How much will I have to pay for CaregiverJobs.ca's services?
Q3 How do you screen your candidates?
Q4 What salary will I have to pay my live in caregiver?
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 caregiver?
Q8 Where can I find more information about the live in caregiver program?

Q: If I see a caregiver I like how can I contact them?
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 CaregiverJobs.ca's services?
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 on our 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 potential employers.
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 family.
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 caregiver?
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 months.

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 caregiver?

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 company.

Q: Where can I find out more about the live in caregiver program?
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:


http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/caregiver/index.shtml

We wish you the best of luck in finding your perfect caregiver or nanny at CaregiverJobs.ca!

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