How To Apply As A Caregiver In Canada

February 15, 2017 Our Blog

The fact that there is a Caregiver Program in Canada does not mean that you can just submit your application to come to Canada as a foreign caregiver or nanny. Your application process has to start with finding a Canadian family or employer first. You need to find a Canadian family or employer who is qualified and willing to sponsor you to work in Canada as a caregiver.

Finding An Employer In Canada For Sponsorship

There is no doubt that this is the most important step but also a very difficult one. Your dream to travel to Canada, live and work, become a permanent resident and eventually acquire Canadian citizenship starts with finding a qualified Canadian employer who is willing to sponsor you. There are two main ways you can find a Canadian family to sponsor you so that you can become a caregiver or nanny in Canada.

As a foreign caregiver interested in coming to Canada, you can either retain a recruitment agency and pay them to find an employer for you or you can try to search for an employer on your own. There are a number of known risks and benefits associated with both methods.

Find Information About The Caregiver Program

If you wish to do it all by yourself, there is enough information for you to gather on your own and immigrate to Canada as a caregiver. You can find both free information and paid information to help you with your caregiver application.

Free Information: You can find free information about the Caregiver Program in Canada through the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. The information you find on this website is free and accurate because it is the website of the Government of Canada. However, the website contains information about all aspects of Canadian immigration programs. So the information maybe too much and confusing for you to figure out.

Paid Information: Paid information on how to apply as a caregiver in Canada may come in the form of a book. An example of such books is “How To Apply As A Caregiver In Canada”. The book is easy to read, contains tips, methods, techniques and tactics on how to immigrate to Canada as a caregiver. The book is written in simple English and it covers important topics about the Caregiver Program. The book is not free and you may have to pay anything between $20 and $50 to download book instantly.

Using A Nanny Recruitment Agency

Some of the advantages of using legitimate and reliable recruitment agencies include a guaranteed job offer, less hassle on your part, less paperwork and faster. However, it can be very expensive even though recruiters are not permitted to make foreign caregivers pay placement fees in Canada. It is also not easy to find a good recruitment agency that is not going to scam you and steal your money. Several caregivers have already been defrauded by scammers posing as recruitment agencies. So be careful!

If you do not know how to find a credible Caregiver Recruitment Agency, you can look for a Nanny Recruitment Referral program. After paying the Referral Fee, you will be introduced to a reputable and honest Nanny Recruitment Agency to help you find an employer in Canada.

Finding A Canadian Employer On Your Own

This alternative is often cheaper and free in most cases. Allow yourself to be contacted by a Canadian family who is looking for a foreign caregiver or nanny. This can be achieved by recommendations from friends and family members who are already caregivers in Canada, if you have any. Furthermore, you can use the internet to apply for caregiver or nanny job ads on various online caregiver job sites.

Finally, you can post your profile on Caregiver Job Board like Just choose a listing package, pay the listing fee and post your caregiver profile. Canadian employers who browse your profile on the website will contact you directly to sponsor you to come to Canada. Besides the advantages such as spending little to no money, finding a job this way is not guaranteed and it requires you to devote time and effort personally.

Whatever method you chose to use to look for a job in Canada as a foreign caregiver, it is not going to be easy. The fact is, there are hundreds and thousands of other job seekers all over the world you have to compete with. Keep in mind though that there is no harm in trying. Even if you don’t succeed, it is better to know that you did your best but your best may not have been good enough.

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dollente margarita
February 17, 2017

I’m very interested to work. .I’m honest ..hard working and I love to take care old age and kids..realiable at all times..but my problem is…im only a high school graduate…at the present I’m working here in saudi Arabia. .I’ve been in hongkong as a domestic helper for 4 years contruct and as a care giver in Taiwan for 2 years..

TeresitaV. Miralles
February 23, 2017

I’m so interested this job .. I’m her in Kuwait 2yrs I’m working her as a house maid . And take care the kids… But this coming end of July it’s my contract end. And I have also skills theraphy massge. I’m wrking that 5yrs in spa.. And I have Also skills as a cook.. But my special skills is theraphy massage.. Hope this agency can help me to fine a job in Canada.. I live my vibe number in case u read my mssge, viber..-+63-949-116-3657..


Elsie Nicos
February 27, 2017

I’m very interested to working in canada,i hope this agency can help me to fine a job in canada.

Cartinie sariol
February 28, 2017

Hello sir ma’am im cartinie sariol Im willing to work I’m domestic helper I work before in Kuwait for 2″yrs in dubai 3yrs @nowinriyahdsaudiarabia for 9yr… Thank you

February 28, 2017

Hi,im verymuch interested to canada im a multitasking a midwifery graduate,massge therapist,currently im.studying online .virtual.assistant im here in.saudi.right now.working as domestic helper..

Melinda Baclagon Loretizo
August 22, 2017

I am a caregiver working here in the Philippines, a Home Care to the patient. Since 2005 i started to work. 12years experience until the present. I am willing to work in Canada. Thank you.

sukhwant kaur
September 2, 2017

hello i am student here in Cyprus and i have experience of taking care and look after children and old people i want to be on canada as a caretaker if someone sponsored me.
sukhwant cyprus mobile number is +35796059358

September 25, 2017

Im Dorothy , From Indonesia
Im Looking Sponsor Employer Can Sponsor Me Working In Canada
Im 6 Year Exoerience Caregiver And Nursing Home In Singapore

karenmarshey S Anderson
November 24, 2017

hi mam im karen from manila philphines i was intersted of of applying as a caregiver im a graduate og a care giver and has a bls training

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Hi sir and madam, I’m mostari from Indonesia but know in saudi Arabia as a housemaid but me take care my madam,