Employer Responsibilities | Live-in Caregiver Program

If you want to hire a caregiver, before you look for foreign national caregiver you have to find a Canadian or permanent resident caregiver. If you cannot find any of them, you can look for foreign national caregiver and hire eligible foreign national caregiver. However, you have to show your efforts to find a Canadian or permanent resident caregiver. So it is an employer’s responsibility to show recruitment efforts.

It is an employer’s responsibility to apply for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LIMA) with Service Canada and obtain a LIMA. Service Canada works with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to provide LMIA to an employer.

It is an employer’s responsibility to shows his or her income by providing the Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency which proves that an employer is able to pay the caregiver the prevailing wage.

The employer also has to provide documentation to show a foreign national caregiver is eligible for the live-in caregiver program and meets the minimum requirements of the live-in caregiver program.

An employer also has to provide an appropriate living space to a caregiver should the caregiver reside in the employers home.

The employer must also make a job offer for the caregiver outlining the caregiver’s job duties.

The employer and caregiver must sign a written employment contract which shows that the employer and the caregiver agree on the working conditions and wage. The written employment contract includes job duties, wages, an accommodation arrangement including room and board, holiday or sick leave entitlement, termination and resignation terms, medical insurance coverage until caregiver eligible for provincial health insurance, workplace safety insurance for the time period of employment, and transportation to Canada from caregiver country of permanent residence.

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