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SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CAREGIVERS LOCATED IN PHILIPPINES / SINGAPORE / DUBAI: processing times are once again taking too long. We have closed off accepting applicants from the Philippines, Singapore and Dubai, again. Sorry about this.

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to Michael and Christeta's Qualities Caregivers

Our mission is to seek out good families who are in need of a responsible, caring and loyal person to be a live-in caregiver. Dedicated to introducing exceptional caregivers to such families.

 

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LATEST NEWS - Congratulations to the all the applicants who just received their visas :)

UPDATED: DECEMBER 9, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR CAREGIVERS & EMPLOYERS

THE LCP (LIVE IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM) HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE NEW CAREGIVER PROGRAM

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HIRE A FOREIGN CAREGIVER, WHETHER OVERSEAS OR ALREADY INSIDE CANADA, THEN YOU WOULD NEED TO START HERE:

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/caregiver//index.shtml

The most important changes for employers are:

1) no matter where the foreign caregiver is located, whether inside or outside Canada, advertisement is a requirement. And this advertisement now has to run 28 days (4 weeks), not 14 days (2 weeks) anymore. In fact, you cannot let any of the ads expire while the application is in process. Thus your job bank ad, and TWO other advertisement sources must run each for about 3 months to ensure they are live while the application for the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment -formerly called LMO ) is in process. The other two advertisements can be in places like Monster.ca or Workopolis.ca, but I also confirmed on the phone yesterday that Kijiji.ca (which has a section for nanny / caregiver jobs) is acceptable. I am still trying to confirm 100% that craigslist.ca would be acceptable too. The wording of the Service Canada agent was that so long as it can be demonstrated that there are other such jobs posted there, then the posting would be acceptable. (a little vague and worrisome to say the least for me).

2) Also, many employers are not aware yet that back in June 20, 2014, the cost of an LMIA is now $1000 for each attempt (successful or not, you still get charged).

3) And if you get a signed agreement from your caregiver applicant that they are ok to work live-in, you can no longer deduct $369.42 per month ($85.25 per week).

4) Other expenses you need to be aware of are that you must pay for the emergency medical coverage for your foreign work that is arriving from overseas in advance of their arrival (cost between $210 to $250 total for the 3 months before they are eligible for OHIP - if in Ontario). The other expense you would be responsible is the one way airline ticket for the caregiver to arrive in Canada. And if they return home (do not apply or are not eligible for permanent residence) then you are also responsible for their one way airline ticket back to their home country too.

Additionally

If you are a caregiver , here is the link on the Immigration (CIC) website:

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=898719

The 4 most important changes in the program are:

1) •a minimum language requirement of “initial intermediate” by meeting Canadian Language Benchmark 5 in a designated third-party language test;


NOTE: If you can't pass with a level of 5, then you will NOT qualify for permanent residence - EVER - you cannot apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds to remain in Canada, that option has been legislated out of existence for caregivers in distress.

2) •a Canadian post-secondary education credential of at least one year, or an equivalent foreign credentialsupported by an Educational Credential Assessment.

NOTE: if you , for example only had a 2 year computer secretarial diploma or a 2 year midwifery diploma from the Philippines, then you would have to go back to College (and it must meet the one year Canadian Post Secondary credential rule. The government has not indicated WHOM will make the "Educational Credit Assessment"

3) ◦The number of applications through this program each year will be capped at 2,750 principal applicants. Spouses and dependants will not be counted against the cap.

NOTE: So for example, if 4000 caregivers arrive for the caring for children class, and everyone finishes in 2 years, then only 2750 of the 4000 would be able to submit their applications after 2 years, the rest, 1250 of them would have to wait until the next Calendar year to submit. In other words, the GUARANTEE for permanent residence has been REVOKED.

4) ◦The caregiver will no longer be required to live in the home of their employer

NOTE: Caregivers are no longer required to work live in, but a live-out caregiver's salary is very expensive and most families will NOT be able to afford a caregiver who is live out, plus the work schedules of many employers and locations of most employers makes it not feasible for a live out caregiver.

UPDATE FROM AUGUST 7, 2014

ATTENTION LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS

Notice – Changes to the definition of a dependent child

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-08-01.asp

 

August 1, 2014 – UPDATE— Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) definition of a dependent child has changed.

The age at which a child will be considered a dependant has been reduced from under 22 to under 19.

The exception for full-time students has been removed. Applicants’ children who are 19 or over but are financially dependent on their parents and are enrolled in full-time studies are no longer eligible to be processed as dependent children.

In all cases, a child will continue to be considered a dependant, regardless of age, if they have depended substantially on their parents for financial support since before the age of 19 and are unable to be financially self-supporting because of a mental or physical condition.

New application kits, forms and fee information are available on CIC’s website.

All permanent residence applications received by CIC before August 1, 2014, will continue to benefit from the pre-amendment definition of dependent child.

Reducing the age for dependants to under 19 in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) will bring the IRPR in line with provincial definitions of “age of majority,” which is currently evenly split between 18 and 19 across provinces and territories.

Young adults will be able to apply to come to Canada on their own merits as foreign students or through various economic programs.

Transitional measures are in place to allow certain applicants under multi-step permanent resident immigration programs who are in the immigration process before August 1, 2014, but who had not yet submitted their application for permanent residence, to have their applications completed based on the previous definition of dependent child.

These transitional measures apply to certain members of the following groups, including:

  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants;
  • Applicants who have applied under one of Quebec’s economic programs;
  • Live-in caregivers;
  • Refugees abroad and refugee claimants;
  • Quebec humanitarian cases;
  • Parents or grandparents whose sponsorship applications were received before November 5, 2011; and
  • Privately sponsored refugees whose sponsorship applications were received before October 18, 2012.

In addition, effective August 1, 2014, to ensure that children who meet the definition of dependent child at the first stage of a multi-step permanent resident immigration program remain eligible throughout what can be a multi-year process, the child’s age will be “locked in” at the first formal step of the immigration process, except for those that benefit from a transitional provision. For example, the age of a child whose parent applies to the PNP will be “locked in” on the date that the application for nomination is made to the province.

The regulatory package was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on June 18, 2014, and can be found on their website.

For more information on the change in the definition of a dependent child, including related changes and their implications, see CIC’s website.

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February 4, 2014 - New LMO forms posted online January 1, 2014 at Service Canada website

NEW LMO RULES EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2014

THE MOST IMPORTANT NEW CHANGE IS THAT EMPLOYERS NOW MUST PAY $1000 FOR EACH AND EVERY APPLICATION FOR A LABOUR MARKET OPINION (LMO)

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=859859&crtr.tp1D=1

QUOTE FROM GOVERMENT OF CANADA WEBSITE ANNOUNCMENT (link to announcement above):

"The costs for administering the TFWP, including all of the reforms outlined above, will be borne entirely by employers who use the program, not by taxpayers. As a result, the LMIA fee is increasing from $275 to $1,000 for every temporary foreign worker position requested by an employer. ESDC will be seeking the authority to impose an estimated $100 privilege fee on employers applying for LMIAs to offset the costs of Government of Canada investments in skills and job training."

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OLDER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Additional info on new requirements

NEW HRSDC FORMS & REQUIREMENTS - EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2011 - RULES BELOW

New Ontario & Federal Legislation

Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), 2009

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_09e32_e.htm

http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/is_fn_epfn.php

As such , employers are now responsible for paying the following (see above links):

1) Agency Fee

2) One Way Airfare to Canada from wherever caregiver is currently working in the world.

3) 3 months equivalent of Provincial Health - such as Blue Cross

New Federal Law in effect April 1, 2010

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/caregiver/index.asp

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As always Quality Caregivers is currently seeking high quality applicants from such places as Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Israel, and Cyprus.

Unfortunately due to issues with processing at visa posts, we are not accepting any applications from : other countries in Middle East not listed above, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. In fact, if the country you are in is NOT one of the ones listed above, then no need to apply at this time.

Our recent success in placements means that we will need quite a few more to fill the need


 

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Letter of Appreciation from Family in Kingston Ontario January 2010

Michael, I just wanted to thank you for introducing us to Gina. She is a hard worker, shows initiative and learns quickly. Gina is very pleasant and I enjoy her company. Most importantly she is great with the kids and they have really taken to her! I hope she is as happy to be with us as we are to have her. I really appreciated the help you provided. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. I hope things are going well with you. Drop me a line sometime.

Andrea

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