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Role of a valuable nanny

Written in 1990 by principal and founder of Execu-Nannies Inc., Sharon Taylor, this is the standard by which we choose our applicants.  They are our family philosophies and reflect the many common desires of our ever growing family of clients.  We hope we can find you someone special!

We choose you to be a role model friend and teacher to our children.  You learn our parenting style and value system and step into our shoes when we are not there.  As each week goes by, we trust you more and appreciate your performance to reinforce that trust.  We believe that Parents and Nanny are equals and on the same team – our respective professions are only different.

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  • Trials: a new type of nanny abuse

    Through our dealings with the agency, we have been exposed to a new type of abuse that nannies are going through with employers, specifically in the Greater Toronto Area, but likely beyond.  It seems innocent enough at first, but home care workers are being taken on a ride with promises of paperwork done and after weeks, and sometimes months, of being overworked and underpaid (if paid at all), they are let go on the basis that “it was only a trial.”

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  • On June 30, 2011, Bill-C35 was enacted to govern third party representatives involved in the paperwork process of hiring foreign workers in Canada.  This affects the Live-In Caregiver Program.  For more information, please read the following Frequently Asked Questions page from Citizenship and Immigration:

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/representative/faq.asp

     

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  • The low supply and the high demand is definitely taking it’s tole on employers who are looking locally and unable to sponsor from overseas.

    Good employers are not finding the skills that they really need.  They are having to lower their standards all the time and it is quite unsettling to them.

    We have some very good suggestions of how to “snag” that elusive, top nanny in the local market.

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  • By TOM GODFREY, TORONTO SUN

    Canada’s nanny program is being used as a loophole to get into the country, an industry group says.

    “There is no obligation for nannies to work for the family,” said Manuela Gruber Hersch, president of the Association of Caregivers and Nanny Agencies Canada, a group that works with nannies and sponsors.

    Gruber Hersch said she worked on a case three months ago in which a nanny called her sponsor in Grande Praire, Alta. after arriving at Calgary International Airport to tell them she wasn’t showing up for work.

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  • ACNA Canada Announces Canada Wide 24 hour toll Free C.A.R.E. L.I.N.E. for Caregivers and Employers @ 1.888.560.5510

    -Concern for each caregiver & family
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    ssistance with general inquiries
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    espect for privacy
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    -Learn your legal rights
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    nhance your skills

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  • ACNA Canada press release

    Caregiver Industry Shifts as Canadian Government Implements New Regulations to the Live-in Caregiver Program

    “Canadian families want to minimize risk for their investment “

    Vancouver, BC – September 14, 2010Since Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism implemented changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program in April 2010; Canadian families have dramatically changed their approach to recruiting an overseas nanny or caregiver. A few short months ago, the vast majority of nannies recruited from overseas came from Asian countries. However, the current trend is towards hiring a highly skilled and trained caregiver who speaks English as well as a second language such as Spanish or French. Families who are prepared to pay the much higher fees that the changes require of them tend to have much higher expectations of the caregiver being hired.

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  • The benefits of a happy nanny

    It is no secret that employers benefit from a good nanny, but what is often overlooked is that employers benefit even more from a happy nanny, and in this competitive market employers will now have to promote their jobs to attract the top quality caregivers.   So in this post we are going to address what makes a nanny happy and how you do it without going overboard.

    We see so many nannies that have stayed in low calibre jobs, just suffering beyond existence.  They didn’t enjoy the environment and often describe it as “toxic” for them.  “Why did you stay?”, we ask them.  They may have done a reasonable job, but ask yourself, how much better a job could they have done if they were happy?   How would your children have benefited?

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  • It’s been over one month since the new legislation took effect in Canada and caregivers across the country can still be heard celebrating the triumph for Live-In Caregivers in the federal immigration program.  Indeed, they have every right to celebrate; they are already here approaching their Permanent Residency to ensure a better life for them and their family.  Workers who want to come here now seem to have one of the best job opportunities available; competitive wages, affordable room and board, free immigration processing, free health care till provincial coverage kicks in, workers compensation, paid airfare, no obligation to stay with the employer if they don’t like the job and Permanent Residence within 2 years or less in one of the best countries you could choose to settle in.  To top it off, these workers are highly in demand to fill a role that the Canadian labour market lacks entirely.

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  • Citizenship and Immigration has released an operational bulletin elaborating on the new legislation which is a good read for families, nannies and agencies.  Some of the language used may be difficult to interpret, as it is positioned for CIC officers, so we encourage you to contact us if you require any explanation.

    The good news for nannies in the program is that all future work permit applications will be considered under the new 4 year/3900 hour guidelines.  But if you are a nanny or family who will be accumulating overtime hours to put towards Permanent Residency, make sure you have detailed time sheets kept for proof when applying.

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