Recent Changes announced to the Live in Caregiver program have now been implemented. As of November 30, 2014 families seeking to hire caregivers for childcare, elder care or care for the disabled will have to go through a complicated process to hire a caregiver.
As of November 30, 2014 the following changes have been implemented:
Employers must submit an application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and pay a $1000 filing fee. There are no refunds for a refusal. Refusals cannot be appealed or reconsidered and therefore it is imperative that the employer is aware of the requirements before submitting an application.
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