1. What are main points of live in Caregiver Program (LIC)?

There are three main requirements a caregiver must meet to qualify under the LIC Program. A caregiver must:

  • Successfully completed the equivalent of Canadian high school education
  • Have six month of full-time training or twelve month of full-time paid employment in a field or occupation related to the job as live in caregiver
  • Be able to speak, read and understand either English or French at a level that allows the caregiver to function independently in a home setting

2. What's the minimum live in caregiver pay per hour?

Employer must pay the live in caregiver at least $9.25 per hour for every hour worked for up to 44 hours per week.

3. When employers should pay and remit the tax deductions to Canada Revenue Agency?

Employers must calculate the tax deductions from the live in caregiver's gross pay and remit the tax deductions directly to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on a monthly basis for every month the live in caregiver works for the employer.

4. What about vacation days?

The live in caregiver is entitled to at least 10 vacation days with pay per year after the first year of employment.

5. What the live in caregiver is responsible for?

The live in caregiver is only responsible for providing care to persons who require care and declared to Service Canada by the employer. For example, a live in caregiver who is hired to provide care to the child of an employer is responsible for washing and drying the closes of the child.

6. What the live in caregiver is not responsible for?

The live in caregiver is not responsible for providing care or service to persons not declared to Service Canada by the employer. For example, a live in caregiver hired to look after the child of an employer is not responsible for washing and drying closes of the employer.

7. What else the live in caregiver is not responsible for?

The live in caregiver is not responsible for any heavy household chores, including moving furniture, gardening, raking leaves, and shoveling snow.

8. Can the live in caregiver work for more than one employer at the same time?

The live in caregiver is one authorized to work for the employer, indicated on the live in caregiver's work permit, and cannot work for two or more employers at the same time.

9. When the live in caregiver can start working?

The live in caregiver can only stat working for the employer once the live in caregiver is issued a work permit.

10. Can an employer threaten to deport the live in caregiver?

The employer cannot threaten to deport the live in caregiver for any reason.

11. Can the employer terminate the employment of the live in caregiver?

The employer has the right to terminate the employment of the live in caregiver for any reason that is within the Ontario Labour Market Standards.

12. Can the live in caregiver leave the employer?

The live in caregiver has the right to leave the employer without any reason.

13. When the employer must provide a Record of Employment (ROE) to the live in caregiver?

The employer must file a Record of Employment (ROE) with Service Canada after the end of the employment of the live in caregiver, and must provide a copy of the ROE to the live in caregiver.

14. How to resolve any employment dispute?

To resolve any employment dispute between the employer and the live in caregiver, the live in caregiver should contact Service Canada or the Canada Revenue Agency.