Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Canadian Live-In Caregiver Program Related QuestionsGovernment Program Questions

For your convenience, we’ve listed the questions most frequently asked by our clients relating to “The Government Sponsored Canadian Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP)”. If you still have something that needs answering, we’re just an email or phone call away!

Do I have to sponsor our nanny?

No. You will hire your nanny and maintain an employer/employee relationship. The Canadian government grants working visas to qualified caregivers under the LCP. Nannies come to Canada independently.

When will our chosen nanny be able to start working for us?

The process takes anywhere from three to five months from the day we file your first application on your behalf. This is the time needed for visa and immigration papers to be processed by the Canadian government, as well as for health and criminal record checks to be completed. When we work with you, we can give you a more accurate ETA that reflects the latest information on processing times.

If you needed a nanny yesterday, call us right now! If we can help you with a local nanny (perhaps even a nanny from the LCP whose contract will be ending shortly), it may only take a matter of days, depending on your availability for interviews.

What requirements do I need to meet as an employer?

The LCP has specific requirements in order for you to hire a live-in nanny through the program. These qualifications are:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Most foreign professionals in Canada on work visas also qualify.
  • You must be employed full time.
  • You must provide a private, furnished room within your home.
  • You must provide full time hours.
  • You must abide by Canadian labour laws and treat your nanny with dignity and respect.

A live-in caregiver is restricted from:

  • Working for more than one family at a time.
  • Working for a health agency, labour contractor, daycare or foster care.

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