Steps To Hire A Caregiver

If you want to apply for live-in caregiver program, there are few steps there are a few steps you need to know:

1. Finding a caregiver

In order to find a caregiver, we will need to post the postion on Job bank Canada. We can provide information and guidance on how you can post a job position on Canada National’s Job Bank. You also need to show your reasonable effort to find a Canadian, permanent resident. After doing this, we can file for the LMIA application so that the foreign national worker can work in Canada as a caregiver.

You as an employer can use the hiring agencies in order to find out qualify caregiver. The service Canada (SC), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) or Citizenship and Immigration of Canada (CIC) will not recommend you to use hiring agencies but if you want you can contact them and use them.

You can also hire a caregiver who is already working in Canada but a caregiver need to apply for new work permit naming you as the employer. You cannot hire a caregiver on the trial basis to find out whether he or she is appropriate for that job or not.

Applying For A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA):

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a first step to hire a caregiver. So your job offer will be assessed and have to be approved by Service Canada (SC) or Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) before you can hire a caregiver.

You also have to show proof that there is no Canadian or permanent resident available or qualified for that particular position as the caregiver.

You also need to submit the written signed employment contract with your caregiver application as part of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LIMA) application.

2. Work permit:

Once your job offer is approved by SC/ESDC then you will obtain LMIA. You (the employer) will receive confirmation letter which includes all the important information related to work permit application and what documents you need to send to the caregiver. In addition, what documents caregiver need for his or her work permit application.

Even though caregiver receives LMIA, they cannot work in Canada until they receive their work permit naming the employer.

3. Written Employment Contract:

The employer and caregiver must sign a written employment contract which shows that the employer and caregiver agree on the working conditions and wages. The written employment contract includes:

  • Job duties,
  • Wages,
  • Hours of work,
  • An accommodation arrangement including room and board,
  • Holiday or sick leave entitlement,
  • Termination and resignation terms,

The written signed employment contract must show that a qualify caregiver is met the requirements of live-in caregiver program by including the description of mandatory employer-paid benefits which are:

  • Medical insurance coverage for caregiver from the date he or she arrive until caregiver eligible for provincial health insurance,
  • workplace safety insurance for the time period of employment,
  • Transportation to Canada from caregiver’s country of permanent residence
  • All recruitment fees, including any payable amount to third party recruiter or agent that is hired by the employer.

Should you decide to retain us to assist you with the caregiver application, we will draft this agreement for you. Not to worry!

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