Canada Needs More Nannies

Posted on 21 Aug'12 in Canada and US Immigration, Employment Law, General

Tens of thousands of elderly persons, children and persons with disabilities benefit from the caregiver program that brings nannies to Canada. After working full-time as live-in caregivers for two years in Canada, they can apply to become permanent residents and for open work permits allowing them to work for any employer in any field.

Philippines is the main source country for live-in caregivers who apply to come to Canada and the average application processing time in Philippines is currently 20 months.

Before the live-in caregiver can apply for a work permit, the employer applies for a labour market opinion and after assessing the job offer and ensuring other requirements are met a positive opinion is issued to the employer.

The live-in caregiver must have successfully completed the equivalent of Canadian high school education (secondary school) and in the past three years worked full-time for one year as a caregiver or in a related occupation or field or had at least six months of training. The caregiver must also be able to speak, read and understand either English or French. After the employer receives a positive labour market opinion, the caregiver files an application for an initial live-in caregiver work permit at a visa office outside Canada.

For more information on Nannies, contact our Law Firm, Mann Law at (905) 565-5770 or by email to: immigration@mannlaw.ca

Disclaimer: The above article is not a legal opinion as every case is different and is only for general awareness. Please contact us for specific questions and legal advise.

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Disclaimer: The above article is not a legal opinion as every case is different and is only for general awareness. Please contact us for specific questions and legal advise.