The In-Home Child Caregiver Program is a cost effective way to provide quality care for your children in your own home and receive help in the home to allow you to spend more time with the children at the end of the day.   

in-home-child-careThe In-Home Caregiver program is a great option for most families. The Caregiver lives in the home with the family and provides child care, light housework, nutritious meals. The In-Home Caregiver is an affordable option for busy families with long hours, single parents or shift workers. Your Caregiver is in the home to provide reliable and loving care to the children, assist in the mornings with breakfast and getting children off to school, assist with light housekeeping duties, arrange creative activities during the day or help with homework and prepare or assist with the evening meal for the family. The Caregiver requires their own room (TV, internet if possible) and room and board plus their salary. The employment hours are 44 hours per week and the employee is entitled to two days off per week. Overtime pay or time off in lieu is mandatory for any additional hours that exceed the 44 hours per week.

Toddler-Enjoying-Storytime-With-His-Carer-000015241731_FullMajority of the Caregivers for this program are from overseas. Selection and processing time is different for each country. The process can take 5 to 18 months. Caregivers from overseas must be bondable, have good English, equivalent to Canada’s grade twelve education, must have or obtain a CPR & First Aid certificate and police clearance. The applicant is required to pass a thorough interview and medical with the
Canadian Embassy, before travelling to Canada. The applicant must have working experience in the field they are applying and may have additional education and certificates for example in nursing, midwife, personal support worker, teacher, home care and child care course etc.

There is an opportunity to employ an overseas applicant that is already in Canada on a work visa and seeking a new employer.

We will provide all necessary information on the applicant, salary, job description and assist with the program.

Days Off:   2 days per week (flexible)

Hours: 44 hours per week. Overtime required for hours exceeding 44 hours. 

Salary: Will be quoted by Niagara Caregivers – follows Ontario Provincial Minimum Wage

Vacation: 2 weeks paid vacation per year or 4% gross salary

Statutory Holidays: 9 days per year (Ontario)

Health Insurance: Employer is responsible for health insurance for the first three months of employment. The employee will apply for OHIP upon arrival.

WSIB: Employer is required to register