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Too Much Red Tape Has Parents Looking Elsewhere for Live-In Caregivers

The Toronto Star published an article this week about several couples in Canada who have found a way to circumvent all of the red tape involved with the live-in caregiver program.  The live-in caregiver program offers nannies who come to Canada the chance to apply for permanent residence after being a caregiver for two years. […]

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Good news for live-in caregivers: open work permits

Open work permits issued to live-in caregivers According to this CBC News article, at least 10,000 open work permits have been issued to live-in caregivers (more details here). Many advocates of live-in caregivers say the move is unprecedented, as the open work permit allows live-in caregivers to come to Canada but not have to be […]

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Live in Care Givers can apply for Canadian Work Permits earlier

Work Visas Rules for Live in Care Givers Change Live in Caregivers have been in the news over the last year. Concerns over abuse in the work place have raised issues about whether they should be able to leave their employers during the process for permanent residence. The Canadian government has in response allowed Live […]

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Is the Live-in caregiver program for Canada in jeopardy?

The live-in caregiver program has been a popular way for immigrants to move to and earn an income in Canada. And after working in Canada, live-in caregivers are rewarded with permanent residency. But lately, there have been some problems with the live-in caregiver program: Wait time to come to Canada has increased to 18 months […]

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GTA Live in caregiver only paid $100 per month for two years

A live-in caregiver originally from Uganda is suing a Brampton woman for $195,000 in back pay and damages after only being paid $100 per month for two years of 16-hour days since March 2008, when she came to Canada. Woman’s live-in caregiver contract worthless The woman had a contract with her employer for $427.50 per […]

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Nannies working in the US? J-1 Au Pair Program for US Caregivers

We have written extensively about the Canadian Live in Caregiver program for “nannies” wishing to work in Canada and eventually to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. Below is some information about what the US has to offer for nannies, more frequently, called Au Pairs. J-1 Visa Au Pair The J-1 Au Pair is  a U.S. […]

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Some Live-in Caregivers Abusing New Rules

New Canadian Live-in Caregiver Regulations Create An Easy “In” To Canada A while back, we wrote about how the new Live in Caregiver rules are causing issues for Canadian employers. Now stories are coming out that are bearing our predictions true unfortunately. The Canadian media has been picking up on several stories about Canadians being […]

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New Live-In Caregiver rules create problems for sponsors

New rules for live-in caregivers coming to Canada In April of 2010, new rules were introduced to govern Canada’s live-in caregiver program, offering live-in caregivers more protection against their employers. The Association of Caregivers and Nanny Agencies Canada is now reporting that many people are abusing Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program to get into the country. […]

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Changes to the Live in Caregiver Program Announced

New Changes to the Live in Caregiver Program Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney said on Sunday that changes have been proposed to the rules that govern live-in caregivers. The proposed changes include that employers will have to cover the costs of the caregivers’ travel to Canada, their workplace safety insurance and any […]

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