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On Saturday, June 23rd, New Democratic Party (NDP) Immigration critic Jinny Sims met with caregivers and advocates in a townhall meeting in Toronto.

We would like to sincerely thank Currents & Breaking News and TheGotchaJournalist for documenting this meeting as we were unable to attend.  Please make sure to view these links; all videos are taken by and remain property of them.

Suffice to say that this was a very emotional display by caregivers in Toronto who were brave enough to tell their heart-wrenching stories.

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  • It’s been a few months since our last posting – what can we say, life gets busy sometimes – but we wanted to post this article that was originally published in the Toronto Star.

    TorontoLiveInCare.com’s Sharon Taylor was interviewed for the article which explores “nanny poaching” that is occurring in Toronto.  Unfortunately, 3 months after the article has been posted, we are still hearing the same stories as the market of locally available live-in caregivers continues to dwindle.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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