Families-Employers FAQ

Why Choose A-Class Nannies and Caregivers?

A-Class Nannies and Caregivers Inc. is not new in the industry, we have been placing and matching qualified caregivers and nannies to families since 1997. We know the specifics in nanny placement, what families need and expect. We strive to provide ethical business and adhere to provincial and federal regulations.


How long is the processing time?

The processing time for Live-In Caregiver Application (HRSDC & CIC) varies. In the summer time processing time could reach 5 to 6 months. But in general it is approximately 3 to 4 months. The estimates we provided our clients are all estimates and we do not have control over the processing time delays in HRSDC and CIC.


How do we select our caregivers?

All our candidates are pre-screened. We instruct them to submit an online application. We conduct a background employment reference check. Once the employment reference check is verified. We invite the candidates for a personal interview and instruct them to provide police clearance and other supporting documents. A personal interview is done to assess the candidates language, personal appearance, demeanor, expression.


What are the changes in employing overseas applicants?

If you are thinking of overseas applicants, you must be prepared to provide the following documents:

  • Attestation of Identity Forms

  • Notice of Assessment

  • MLS Listing

  • Floor plan of your residence

  • Medical Certificate for elderly

  • Birth Certificate for children

  • Rental Agreement, if you are renting

  • Affidavit of how you met your caregiver and why you need a caregiver

  • Employer name and address on a utility bill

What are the responsibilities and duties an employer?

Basically, to follow the contract and be fair to your nanny and caregiver at all times. You may want to view Employer Responsibility.


What are the new requirements by Service Canada?

Service Canada has new requirement that employers must advertise for 14 days with Job Bank. Before you can advertise with Job Bank, you must obtain a Canada Revenue Agency Business Payroll Account Number. Submit a Recruitment Report and Attestation of Identity. Here is the link to view Human Resources and Skills Development Canada website http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca


Are there new changes under the Live-In Caregiver Program?

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Minister Jason Kenney recently announced on April 01, 2010 proposed changes that would require employers to pay for the cost of airfare for the Live-In Caregiver they will employ. Here is the link to view Citizenship and Immigration Canada website http://www.cic.gc.ca


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