Why Choose a Foreign Live-In Nanny?

Why Choose a Foreign Live-In Nanny?

by | 19 Oct | Tips for Employing a Nanny, Tips for Families | 0


Choosing the proper childcare for your family can be a daunting task. Nowadays, there are many choices – daycare, babysitters, and even familial care are all possible options. However, each has its own drawbacks. Daycares often have a high child to caregiver ratio, which means your child may not receive the attention they deserve. Although babysitters are usually trained in basic childcare skills, they often lack extensive experience and have limited availability. As for familial care, not all families have support nearby. With these concerns in mind, there exists another alternative; hiring a foreign live-in nanny.

If you have never considered such an option, hiring a foreign worker as a nanny or caregiver may seem like a costly and time-consuming choice. However, of all your childcare options, hiring a foreign live-in nanny is actually the most affordable and with the help of an agency, a far less intimidating task.

It is cost-effective and foreign nannies are looking for long-term employment which minimizes the hassle of negotiating frequent childcare changes. At the same time, most overseas applicants have at least one year of childcare experience; not to mention, their qualifications and education are often superior to domestic workers.

As a few examples, foreign nannies are often trained teachers, nurses, and midwives. Unlike other childcare options, hiring a live-in nanny provides additional benefits. For example, a live-in nanny may also help with light housework as well as help with meals. Having daily support in the home eases stress in hectic lives, provides more family time, and ensures that your children are well-cared for in a safe setting.

Perhaps you are wondering how it is possible to hire a foreign caregiver to work in Canada? The Government of Canada provides opportunities for qualified foreign caregivers through the Live-In Caregiver Program. The program’s goal is to bring qualified caregivers to Canada, often due to a shortage of domestic workers. Successful applicants receive a work permit that allows them to work in Canada for up to four years. After two years of full-time employment, live-in caregivers may be eligible for permanent residence status.

With the help of an agency, hiring a foreign live-in caregiver can solve many of the worries with other childcare alternatives. If you are interested in exploring a new option, please explore the website, or contact our Canada-Wide Nanny Agency Experts at:


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