Looking for In home live in our live out caregiver, Au-pair or a professional nanny?

Through your designated representative you will be with a personalized service. You will have access to a wide range of local and Overseas Nannies/ Caregivers. The selection ensures that your individual family requirements are met. We match not only skills and abilities but also personalities to best suit your family's lifestyle. Please view the present placement fee structure on the "Home page" before registering with ABC Nannies.

We interview candidates to better match the potential applicants with our clients. Applicants need to provide us with written or verbal references, education certificates and they must be able to apply and provide a Criminal Record Check prior being hired by a family. All of our listed nannies have a minimum of 1 year of professional childcare experience, most of them have worked for years in the caregiver industry, have First Aid, CPR or willing to have one done, drivers license and childcare related education.

Support in hiring nanny and processing LMIA

Once nanny is hired we will provide you with pre-calculated payroll deductions, prepare all necessary documentation, apply for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and guide you through each step of the hiring or sponsoring a nanny or a caregiver. We offer continuous support on an on-going basis and follow up with your chosen nanny weeks after the placement to ensure that your family and nanny is satisfied.

Overseas Applicants and Au-pairs

All our databases of In home live-in and live out caregivers (nannies) from Overseas have a minimum 1 year of professional childcare experience, excellent references from their previous employers, First Aid & CPR. They are also screened by Immigration of Canada before entering Canada. All the listed caregivers have experience with cooking, cleaning and have the ability to manage a household. Most of the applicants are only 12 months away from having their work permit completely processed.

The benefit of hiring a In home caregiver from Overseas is that they are usually willing to relocate to rural parts of Canada. Overseas caregivers are willing to stay with a family for longer periods of time and their desired rate of pay is typically less than that of their local counter parts.

Looking to Immigrate to Canada?

In case you are looking to immigrate to Canada and are looking for assistance, we can recommend a certified Immigration Consultant who is a member of ICCRC - Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

Where do your nannies come from?

Our live in caregivers and nannies come from all over the world. Mostly from Canada, Philippines, Europe, South America (Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil), South Africa and Australia. We have a large nanny database of local and Overseas experienced applicants.

How long does the recruitment process take for Live in or live out Caregiver?

Once a client registers, we review our current files to identify candidates we believe will be suitable for the position. The recruitment process takes anywhere from 24 hours to 6 weeks. In home caregivers under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot from overseas usually takes 12-18 months, but it could take as longer due to immigration process in some countries. Part of process to hire caregiver already in Canada under the Temporary worker as an in-home caregiver is to apply for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) at Service Canada. Service Canada is charging $1000 to process Labour Market Impact Assessment Application. If you selected a nanny on your own and need help processing the LMIA application we offer assistance in securing LMIA .

What is a typical nannies salary?

Gross hourly wage for live in nannies vary from province to province, and currently is arround $15/hr. You can not charge live in caregiver for R&B hired with support of LMIA. However you can change R&B to caregiver under following program - Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. Salaries for live out nannies vary from $ 2500-3000 per month. Part time nannies earn 18-25/hr . It all depends on applicants experience, level of education and your location.

How can I keep the nanny or live-in caregiver with our family for couple of years?

Don't take nanny for granted. Treat her as a family member not an employee. Be sure to have mutually agreed upon house rules to ensure the kids or the nanny are not caught in between decisions. Offer a raise or some sort of acknowledgement, after 3 months of employment. Also something after a year. Maybe a bonus at Christmas. Birthdays are important. Communication is the number one tool in keeping the nanny. Treat her as you would like to be treated.

What do you require from potential employers who wish to review your files?

You will need to fill out the on-line application at www.abcnannies.ca. When this is done, we review the information provided and based on the requirements stated, select a number of candidates' files for the employers' perusal.

Are there any other requirements if a potential employer wants to obtain a live-in or live out nanny/caregiver from overseas?

Yes. A potential employer may be required to advertise within Canada before being allowed to offer a position to a candidate with status as a visitor, student or worker. This is a requirement of the Canadian government. Our candidates have extensive files which include completed application forms, necessary assessmnets, childcare references, various diplomas/certificates, photographs of themselves and with the children that they have looked after, etc..

Why we should use a nanny agency?

By using an established professional agency, you have the peace of mind of knowing that all candidates have been scrupulously vetted and matched to your requirements. You also have ongoing support and guidance throughout the recruitment process and period of employment.

Why use ABC Nannies Canada Inc.?

ABC Nannies Canada Inc. is committed to provide a friendly, professional service in your search for the right childcare solution for you and your family, whether you are looking for a full time or part time solution, temporary or permanent. All families have different childcare requirements and it is our aim to accommodate those and find the right childcare for you. We carefully match candidates to your criteria, so that you only interview candidates clearly suitable to your position. We also assist families with all paperwork pertaining to hiring local or Overseas nanny.

How do I interview a Nanny?

As the agency has pre-selected candidates on their suitability for your position, the main thing is for you to see if you and your family like the nanny and have the same expectations about her role. You may want to interview candidates without your children at first and then introduce short-listed candidates at a second interview. Your children's reactions are one of the most important things to take into account - as well as the candidates' reactions and interest in them. You need to decide what you want the nanny to do, what activities you want your children to go on etc. You need to make sure your attitudes on discipline etc agree. They will also want to know about the terms and conditions of the job - hours, pay, overtime, petrol expenses etc.