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As per Citizenship and Immigration website:

IMPORTANT

Effective April 1, 2010, live-in caregivers working in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program:

  • have two options for calculating their work experience to be eligible to apply for permanent residence:
    • 24 months of authorized full-time employment, or
    • a total of 3,900 hours of authorized full-time employment;
  • have four years from their date of arrival to complete the employment requirement to be eligible for permanent residence under the Program; and
  • no longer need to undergo the standard mandatory requirement for a second medical exam when applying for permanent residence.

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  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) has released a great “Q & A” document on their website for employers, employees and agencies to read in order familiarize themselves with the changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program and how they will be affected by them.

    Click “read more” to gain access to this link!

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  • Dear Fellow Agency Owner,

    The Association of Caregiver & Nanny Agencies Canada (ACNA Canada) is proud to welcome you to the industry association in Canada. ACNA Canada was established in 2008 and was founded to provide education, lobbying and information to its members.

    ACNA Canada is governed by the Board of Directors elected by its members and mandated to serve the needs of its members. It is managed by members that have volunteered their time, expertise and knowledge for the benefit of the members.

    Agencies joining ACNA Canada will have the opportunity to take advantage of the following member benefits:

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  • In our previous post, we included a Canada-wide matrix that shows all prevailing wages and requirements for Live-In Caregivers.  But we thought we would make a separate post outlining the provinces that have changes upcoming.

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  • The following document is provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help employers across the country understand what they are required to provide to their Live-In Caregiver Program employee.  The original document can be found here.  Because the image below is a screen shot, you will not be able to click on the minimum advertising requirements but they can be found here.  Advertising requirements are uniform for all provinces across Canada.

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  • Carrying on from our blog post concerning the new contract, there is a sore point for nannies, families and agencies that should have been, but was not, addressed.

    Anyone hiring a live-in caregiver has been through this situation:  You find someone you absolutely love, interview them, make an offer, work out the salary and then… the waiting begins.  Many of our clients are astounded when we tell them that, even though the caregiver is in Canada, they have to go through up to 8 weeks or more of processing to change their work permit to the new employer’s name.

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  • For most of the top tier agencies, placement fees have stayed relatively the same for the last few years.  In our opinion, the steady rate has more to do with the fact that there have been hundreds of fly-by-night business popping up offering free placements and cheap recruitment to Canadian families.  To combat this, those that provide a high level of service to their clientel have not been able to increase fees according to inflation and growing operating costs.  But that’s all about to change now that agents who do the majority of their business with overseas candidates will have to stop charging exorbitant fees to nannies for recruitment.

    Consider this…

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  • Execu-Nannies press release

    Execu-Nannies Inc.

    Effective April 1, 2010, employers in Canada who wish to hire a foreign Live-In Caregiver under the federal immigration program must abide by new regulations that will seriously impact Canadian families.

    For a detailed analysis of the changes, please check out our blog post and tell us what you think about how this will affect your family and your decision to pursue the hiring of a Live-In Caregiver in the future.

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  • To go along with the new changes, Citizenship and Immigration have posted a new mandatory Live-In Caregiver contract that employers and employees will need to fill out.

    This new document is 7 pages; an expansion from the 2 page contract that was posted for suggested use previously.  As you can imagine, there is a lot more text in it specifically to help the caregivers in their new job.  While we do not agree with the new legislation as far as lack of protection for employers and all costs being put on the sponsoring family, we think that the protection for employees has been significantly improved.  For those who have traditionally taken advantage of their nanny – not paying over-time, requiring “free babysitting,” having down-time during the day being unpaid when the nanny is still obligated to be in the home – this contract will make it very clear that this sort of thing is not going to be acceptable anymore; it should have never been in the first place.

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  • On March 8, we were notified by the Association of Caregiver and Nanny Agencies Canada (ACNA), of which Execu-Nannies is a supporting member, that the proposed changes to the Live-In Caregiver program have been passed.  ACNA met with Immigration Minister Jason Kenney in September of 2009 to provide their input on the proposed changes but none of their suggestions were taken into consideration and we think this is regrettable.

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