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So you have finished your 24 months, waited through the terribly long processing times for your open permits or Permanent Residence and you’re looking for a live-out job.  Alternatively, you may be a newcomer live-in caregiver or nearing the end of your program looking ahead to working on a live-out basis.  What can you do to prepare yourself to secure the best possible live-out caregiver position? Check out our top five transitional steps to take before moving to this market.

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  • UPDATE AUGUST 23:  A report coming from a caregiver online suggests that this procedure may not be as easy as initially thought.  Apparently a caregiver with implied status has to wait till their OHIP expires, apply to renew, wait for the rejection and then file an appeal.  More hoops to go through in order to take advantage of health care they are entitled to as a temporary foreign workers.

    Yesterday, Toronto immigration lawyer Rafael Fabregas tipped us off, via his Twitter @rafael_fabregas, that not only can foreign caregivers in Toronto maintain OHIP while on implied status when their work permit has expired, but it is not exactly new, just not commonly known.

    For the last few years, and especially since the ballooning of caregiver Permanent Residence processing times, we have met no less than one caregiver per day at our office who has no OHIP coverage due to being denied renewal as their permit is expired.  However, these caregivers have implied status with their last employer on record and are just caught in the waiting period for the open permits.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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