The Canadian Live-In Caregiver Program has been established by the Canadian federal government in an attempt to assist its citizens locate suitable caregiver jobs, such as senior care, adult daycare and pediatric care among other types of services. The Live-In Caregiver Program currently has recruitment plans for caregivers who are either immigrating to Canada or eligible to apply for immigration into Canada. Recruitment for these positions can be obtained from government agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, non-profit organizations and the private sectors. To date, there has not been any reports of fraud or falsification in the application processes.
There are many benefits for those willing to work in Canada as caregivers. One of the most notable is the fact that Canadian laws are very favorable to workers, especially for those who are over the age of 65 years old and who work in public institutions, such as nursing homes. The National Minimum Wage and the Employment Standards Act to guarantee a livable wages for workers in Canada, such as caregiver jobs, and this includes both permanent workers and temporary workers. The Registered Nurses Act and the Regulations Do Not Allow employers to hire home health aides without training, certification and supervision.
As an immigrant or having lived in Canada for at least five years, you can work as a caregiver almost anywhere in Canada as long as your service provider company is licensed to do so in your province or territory of Canada. Most companies have their own labour unions, and these ensure that contracts are legally binding. For instance, you may be working as a caregiver providing services to an elderly parent who needs help bathing, dressing and exercising in their facilities. Your contract might specify the number of hours of service that you can provide per week or per month, and some contracts may also include other provisions such as the right to bring family members to provide additional care.