About sponsoring a caregiver?
Caregivers are individuals who are qualified to care
independently for children, the elderly or people who have
There is a shortage of Canadians who are available to work as
live-in Caregivers. In order to keep up with such a demand the
live-in Caregiver Program was developed to bring qualified foreign
people who are available to work on a live-in basis.
The host family, which is the employer, will pay the caregiver
no less than the minimum wage set by the province in which the
caregiver is working.
From the salary above, the employer (host family) will deduct
specific amounts in order to pay various contributions. Part of the
contributions is paid by the caregiver, part of them by your
employer and there are contributions paid both by the caregiver and
the employer. The principal deductions are:
· Room and board (the amount will be specified in your
· Income tax
· Employment insurance
· Canada pension plan