The first Monday in August is called Simcoe Day in Toronto. This is a civic holiday. Provincially regulated employers are not required by law to give this day off. Employers may choose to give their nanny or caregiver off however it is not required. Most retail stores are open on the civic holiday across the province.
Meghan and Harry are already on their 3rd Nanny!!
Do you find it hard to find the RIGHT NANNY for your family? You are in good company! Meghan and Harry are already on their 3rd Nanny!!
Why is sponsoring Nannies from overseas becoming less and less popular?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce She’s Pregnant
Do I have to provide a T4 for my nanny or caregiver?
What is the going rate for a Nanny?
Hi, What is the going rate is for a part time Nanny or Housekeeper in Toronto? I used to pay $12 an hour but I was told by a friend that I am way off base.
Most recently, the cost of hiring a Nanny, Housekeeper or Elder Care in Toronto seems to be on the rise. While $12.00 an hour was acceptable a few years ago, it is no longer the going rate in the Toronto area. I would say that the minimum you can expect to pay hourly is $15 an hour. While the rate will vary, nannies and housekeepers in Toronto will typically charge anywhere between $15 to $20 an hour.
All the best,
Minimum Wage is on the Rise!
How do you feel about the introduced legislation to increase Ontario’s general minimum wage from $11.40 per hour to:
$11.60 per hour on October 1, 2017 (already announced in March 2017)
$14 per hour on January 1, 2018
$15 per hour on January 1, 2019
This sounds like amazing news for employees that are currently earning minimum wage!
However, will we start to see more self checkout counters in stores and supermarkets? Will employers start cutting employee hours? Will products start to become more expensive to cover the increase in salaries?
New Laws for Caregiver Program & Backlog for Permanent Residency
Many people unhappy with the new laws of Caregiver Program as well as the wait time to receive permanent residency
New Laws for the Live – In Caregiver Program
New Laws! The Live In Caregiver Program is changing! As of November 30th Nannies & Caregivers will no longer have to Live-in with their employers. The new program will be called Canada Caregiver Program. Click here to read more about the new changes.