The cost of a nanny for many families in Canada who need the help of in-home caregivers to provide childcare so that working parents can support their families is increasing, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah.
Canadian employers must pay employees their province’s minimum hourly, weekly or monthly wage for that specific type of employee, as mandated in the Labour Employment Standards. The current mandated hourly minimum wage for nannies is:
- Toronto: $111.54
- Vancouver: $11.00
- Calgary: $15.00
- Halifax: $13.00
Immigrants to Canada who work as in-home caregivers and want to become permanent Canadian residents must meet Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Caregiver Program requirements:
- Approved at a visa office outside of Canada
- Valid work permit as the caregiver for an employer in Canada
- They must have worked full-time for at least two years before they can apply for Permanent Resident status, or have 3,900 hours of authorized employment within 22 months
- They must have gained all work experience within four years of arrival in Canada
Learn more: The Cost of Childcare: Nanny Wages in Canada
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Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.