New LMO Fee Introduced

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Effective July 31st, 2013, Service Canada introduced an obligatory, non-refundable $275.00 to review Labour Market Opinion (LMO) applications. The fee is paid directly to Service Canada, and will be processed upon submission of each LMO application. It is necessary to obtain a positive LMO in order to hire a live in caregiver. We hope this will mean positive changes at Service Canada including better service and faster processing times.

“10 Tips for Preparing Your Child for a New Nanny,” an Article

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When we were contacted by Hireananny.org, we were impressed by their article that they shared with us. This is a valuable tool that every family needs to keep in mind as they prepare to welcome a new member to thier household. The article had great and insightful tips on how to prepare your child for a new nanny,
  • Generate Excitement About the New Nanny – Making a point of generating excitement about the new nanny by talking enthusiastically about her and helping your child to feel eager to meet her can make things run much more smoothly than if you...

How to Tackle Separation Anxiety with Your Children

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It's very common for children to have a hard time separating from their parents/guardians, especially when they've spent the whole summer in close proximity to you and your home. We often underestimate children's levels of comprehension, and for that reason it's important to explain changes to your children. Mild cases of separation anxiety can be dealt with by simply giving explanations and having ongoing conversations with your children. Discuss with your children how long they will be at school (show them what time they are done on a clock) and who will be picking them up. Let them know where...

Ten must ask questions during a caregiver/Nanny interview.

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When interviewing a caregiver you want to get a feel for how he or she is going to be when you’re not around. You want to ask questions that are not generic and require detailed answers.  Look at your caregiver’s body language, make sure they seem confident when they answer and look to see which questions make them nervous. Speak slowly and clearly to make sure your question has been grasped. The following questions are in no specific order -          Why do you want to be a caregiver? -          What would your ideal day as a caregiver look like? -          Tell me about a...

Nannies in Canada – Defined

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Many nannies in Canada are assuming more responsibility in their job description than as traditionally defined. While childcare should always take priority in positions with young children, more and more families are utilizing the household management skills of their nannies to contribute to the improvement of the overall well-being of their family life and home. This is typically more common in households where the nanny has time without the children present and can contribute more to the needs of the entire family. It is important for an employer to clearly define their needs and outline an appropriate job description for...