The program allows qualified foreign students and young individual to go Canada to live–in work as caregivers/ nanny/ au pair when there are not enough candidates to fill the available positions. A “live-in caregiver” is someone who provides unsupervised care of children, the elderly or the disable in a private household.
The program is based on education and cultural exchange with childcare components. The participants who join this program should have experience working with children and enjoy interacting with babies, toddlers or elders. In return for their services, they will receive room and boarding facilities as well as weekly stipend including accident or sickness insurance and free international airfare. They will also take classes at local educational institutions. Many applicants could be students who have either finished their secondary school education or who are in the university and wish to go abroad for a year for career changes. Applicants in this program intend to peruse a career in an international environment where cross-cultural skills are required. There is a shortage of young energetic people who are available to work and live in Canada as caregivers. In order to keep up with such a demand, this program is developed to bring qualified foreign people who are available to work.
If you want to gain experience, upgrade your skills at the international standards and have the time of your life in foreign countries you are then welcome to join the program. If you have a background in education, medicine or health care, you are then qualified as our need.
- Awaking children, dressing bathing & feeding them
- Playing with children helping them with their studies
- Preparing light meals or helping to prepare meals, making beds, doing laundry works
- Taking/collecting kids to and from school
- Light house works
- Baby sitting ( if needed)
- Elderly Care (if needed)
Please remember, the caregiver is not a cleaner or a housemaid. Their responsibilities do not include heavy housework. They are international visitors & will be treated as a member of the host family.
Duration of Program
This is 12 to 24 months program, 3 months summer program is also available, and this program may extend up to next 12 months.The work permit is valid for one year and can be renewed if caregiver provides proof that their host family is offering them another year of employment
The host family, which is your employer, will pay you a weekly stipend no less than the minimum wages set by the province in which you work. Your Employer will deduct specific amount in order to pay for various contributions. Part of the contributions is paid by you, part of them by your employer and there are contributions paid both by you and the employer. The main deductions are:
- Room and board (specified in contract)
- Income Tax
- Employment insurance
- Canada pension plan
- Application and Registration.
- Airport Pickup.
- Placement Services.
- Supply of essential visa nomination approval documents.
- Contract Letters.
- Assistance with the Visa Process.
- Preparation and Orientation.
- Pre departure Orientation.
- Air-fare (Condition Apply).
- Board and Accommodation.
- Health Insurances.
- Language/Childcare Classes of your Program.
- 24 hours, 7days assistance during the Program.
Program does not include
- Air –fare (if not provided by Host Family).
- Clothes and Personal Materials.
- Personal Expenses.
- Age: 18 to 32 years.
- Having good physical and mental health.
- Education: minimum completed higher secondary school level.
- Training: Completed minimum 6 months training or 1 year experience in such field or have medical background.
- Non-smoker and non alcoholic.
- Have a genuine love to children, elder & disables.
- Speak & understand English, if at least have knowledge of language of the preferred country.
- Commitment for 12 months away from home.
- Preference will be given to single person with driver’s license.
- Preference will be given to one who can swim well.
- Must pass the interview by host organization and the host family.
- 4-pp size photographs
- Photographs of previous work/training with children.
- Training/Academic Certificates.
- Certificate of Language proficiency (if any).
- Host Family Letter describing personal details.
- No criminal records / Police report.
- Copies of Valid Passport.
- Copy of Driving License.
- Medical Certificate.
- Experience Letter working with children