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Q.How much will I have to pay a live-in caregiver?
Q.How Long will it take to bring a caregiver from overseas?
Q.What are the new government new advertisement requirements
Q.Do I have to pay WSIB for my nanny?
 
Q.How much will I have to pay a live-in caregiver?
 

The typical net salary of a live-in caregiver under the government live-in caregiver program after all deductions is $1141.63 for a 40 hours work per week. (this is the net salary after you deduct the Room & Board). This is calculated based on the government rules for hourly rate and number of working hours per week that is agreed on in the contact.

In addition, the employer must remit payroll deductions to the government every month. The remittance includes Federal and Provincial Income Taxes, Employment Insurance (EI) and Canadian Pension (CPP). These remittances are totaled at around $400 per month, depending on the gross pay.

International Family Caregivers will assist you in this process, should you required this support. In addition, we will provide you with the payroll calculation when needed. For updated detailed salary table, please refer to http://www.ifcg.ca/blog/?p=46



Q.How Long will it take to bring a caregiver from overseas?
 The processing time varies and depends mostly on the current location of the caregiver. The average overall processing time for Honk Kong is 5-6 months. The average overall processing time for the Philippines is 10-12 months. The average overall processing time for UAE and certain Europe countries is 3 months.

Q.What are the new government new advertisement requirements
 

Service Canada had added new advertisement requirements when hiring a live-in Caregiver. The new rules applies to caregivers that resides in Canada or Overseas and that are not Canadian permanent residents.

The purpose of the new regulations is to give opportunities for Canadian to find a job. Therefore, the employers are required to post an ad in the government Job Bank site as well as on one more publication. The first name and the phone number of the employer must be on the ad. In order to place an ad in the job bank, the employer must have the BN (Payroll Business Number).

For more details, please call us or consult the following link:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/lcpdir/lcpadvert.shtml

What does it mean to you

In order to have your application approved, you are required to do the following:
  1. If you do not have a BN number yet, you will need to obtain a business number from Canada Revenue Agency. This is a payroll number that is needed to later on pay and deduct the caregiver salary. It is now neede upfront in order for you to post your ad at the Job Bank. If you do not have the BN, please call 1-800-959-5525 and request to open a Business Number for a nanny. The number XXXXX XXXX RP0001 will be given to you over the phone. A confirmation will then be sent to you to your mailing address.
  2. You are required to place an ad in the Job Bank. If you provide us with your BN Number and a copy of the confirmation Letter, we will be able to set this up for you. Otherwise, here is the link to the Job Bank http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro_eng.aspx. The ad will have to be placed for 14 days. Please print the ad and keep for your records.
  3. You are required to place an ad in another internet job site or a newspaper. We can place this ad for you.
  4. You will receive phone calls from caregivers that are looking for a job. You are required to keep records for the reasons if these caregivers will not match your need. From an experience, Most of the calls that you will receive will be from job seekers that are not Canadian residents.
Here is a sample ad:
  • Title: Live-in caregiver - Childcare (Childcare, Senior Care or Care for person with disability)
  • Terms of employment: Full-time and live-in
  • Salary: $10.0 per hour, 44 Hours per week (or 40 pending on what you would sign on a contract)
  • Location: _________ (Community/neighborhood location or major intersection)
  • Skills requirements:
    • Education: Secondary school or equivalent
    • Experience: At least one year of full-time experience during the past three years
    • Work setting: Private home
    • Work location information: Reside in private household for duration of employment; private accommodations will be provided; Room and Board of $85.25 per week will be charged.
  • Your First Name: __________
  • How to apply: Must include your telephone number


Q.Do I have to pay WSIB for my nanny?
 

Yes. If you employ a worker over 24 hours per week, you will need to register for WSIB. Here is the information required:

  • Phone Number is 416-344-1007
  • Web site is www.wsib.on.ca
  • here is the link to the application form to complete http:// http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/LookupFiles/DownloadableFileForm775/$File/Form775.pdf
  • Once completed, fax or mail the application as per the address on the top center of the form
  • You will receive a package that will let you know your registration info and WSIB information.
  • Once in a quarter, you will receive a remittance form to pay. The calculation as of February 2009 is 2.83 for each 100 gross pay