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Useful links on how to hire caregivers from other countries to work in Canada!


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Many of you were asking how to hire caregivers from other countries to work in Canada.

Here are some useful links you can check.

If you want to find out who can hire caregivers.
Check this information and link.
Families Hiring In-home Caregivers

Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), families can hire foreign caregivers. However, the caregivers must:

*provide care on a full-time basis (minimum 30 hours per week);
*work in the private household where the care is being provided; and
*meet the requirements set by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
These families or private household employers will be able to hire foreign workers, on a live-in or live out basis, for 2 categories of in-home workers, which include:

*Caregivers for children
*Children under 18 years of age
This category could include positions such as:

*Home child care providers, often called nannies – lower-skilled
(National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 6474 – Babysitters, Nannies, and Parents helpers)
*Caregivers for people with high medical needs
elderly persons, 65 years of age or over; or
*people with disabilities, a chronic or terminal illness

This category could include positions such as:
*Registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse – higher-skilled
(NOC code 3152 – Registered Nurse)
*Licensed practical nurse – higher-skilled
(NOC code 3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses)
*Nurse aide or patient service associate – lower-skilled
(NOC code 3413 – Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates)
*Home support worker – lower-skilled
(NOC code 6471 – Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations)

If you would like to know what are the duties of Caregivers, here is an example from the website:

6474 Babysitters, Nannies and Parents’ Helpers

Babysitters care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis at home or in the children’s homes. They are usually self-employed or may be employed by babysitting agencies. Nannies care for children in the employer’s residence and provide for their health and physical and social development. Parent’s helpers assist parents with child-care and household duties. Nannies and parent’s helpers are employed by private households, where they may also reside.

Example Titles

*child caregiver – private home
*child-care provider – private home
*live-in caregiver
*parent’s helper

Main duties
Babysitters perform some or all of the following duties:
*Supervise and care for children in the absence of regular caregiver
*Bathe, dress and feed infants and children
*Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
*Organize activities such as games and outings to provide amusement and exercise
*May perform housekeeping duties and prepare meals for children according to employer’s instructions.

Nannies and live-in caregivers perform some or all of the following duties:
*Supervise and care for children in employer’s residence and may reside in employer’s home
*Bathe, dress and feed infants and children
*Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
*Oversee children’s activities, such as meals and rest periods, as instructed by employer
*Instruct children in personal hygiene and social development
*Tend to the emotional well-being of children
*Discipline children according to the methods requested by the parents
*Organize and participate in activities such as games, crafts, reading and *outings to provide amusement and exercise
*Plan, prepare and serve meals for children and may perform other housekeeping duties
*Take children to and from school and to appointments
*Maintain a healthy environment in the home
*Observe children and prepare reports for home care or babysitting agency
*May be required to keep records of daily activities and health information regarding each child.

Parent’s helpers perform some or all of the following duties:
*Assist parent in child supervision and household management
*Bathe, dress and feed infants and children under direction of parent
*Assist with, or may be responsible for, meal preparation, laundry, washing dishes, running errands and other routine housekeeping duties.
*May oversee children’s homework assignments required for school
*May care for pets.

Employment requirements

*Completion of secondary school may be required.
*Nannies and live-in caregivers may require completion of a training program in child care or a related field.
*Child-care or household management experience may be required.
*Demonstrated ability to perform work is usually required.
*First aid certification and CPR training may be required.

Here is the information on how to hire a caregiver.
2. Information on how to hire a Caregiver:

It is important to check if you qualify to hire caregiver.
3. Determine your eligibility—Hire a caregiver

You need a valid and approved Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before you can hire a foreign caregiver. Here is how to apply:
4. How to apply for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

If you are interested to know the locations of the LMIA processing centres, here is the info: Service Canada Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Processing Centres. http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/scc.shtml

If you have approved LMIA, and you are ready to hire a foreign worker, here is the contract that you and your future employee has to sign:

5. The Contract
In-Home Caregiver Employer/Employee Contract.
For Foreign Workers
See this link: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=emp5604&ln=eng
Purpose This form will be used by employers who apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire temporary foreign workers for in-home caregiver positions. This contract and all other required documents must be submitted to Service Canada.

REMEMBER Caregiver Program has changed.
To learn more about the latest update on Caregiver Program, check this link:

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