Why is sponsoring Nannies from overseas becoming less and less popular?

Why is sponsoring Nannies from overseas becoming less and less popular? Should I sponsor a Nanny from overseas or hire someone already in Canada?
There area several reasons why families are not sponsoring nannies as much as they used to.
 
Firstly, On Jan 1 2018, minimum wage was raised to $14 an hour. Ever since the minimum wage increase, it seems like less and less people are sponsoring nannies and caregivers from overseas. Sponsoring a nanny from overseas comes with many financial obligations as well as a lot of paperwork. With the minimum wage increase, many families are finding that the financial benefits along with the hassle are no longer worth it.
 
Secondly, in order to sponsor a nanny from overseas families must be ready to spend $1000 on the LMIA processing fee. This fee is not refundable. One of the reasons for this fee is that the government is trying to encourage families to hire Canadians.
 
Thirdly, families must also pay for all transportation costs as well as health insurance until the worker is covered by the appropriate provincial/territorial health insurance plan. Employers must also buy workplace safety insurance.
 
Lastly, many families enjoyed having their nanny live in with them as well. Nannies are no longer obligated to live with the family that sponsors them! Nannies may choose to live out if they desire.
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Some families still choose to sponsor a nanny from overseas even though it is an inconvenience, because they want someone who is reliable and will stay with them for a long period of time. Even though they are able to leave at any time, it is a hassle to find a new employer and do the paperwork again.

Canada’s immigration program for migrant caregivers under review

Canada’s immigration program for migrant caregivers under review

Immigration Canada says caregivers who have not accrued the required two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019 need not apply.

https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2018/02/05/canadas-immigration-program-for-migrant-caregivers-under-review.html

I am looking to Sponsor a Nanny already in Canada. Why is it so difficult to find one? A few years ago I had no problem!

“I am looking to Sponsor a Nanny Already in Canada” . Its a request we hear a few times a day. There are so many families hoping to hire a Nanny already in Canada under the Live in Caregiver Program.

In the last few years it has become very challenging to find a Nanny already here in Canada that needs sponsorship. This is due to newer government regulations and requirements that make it much harder to sponsor nannies from overseas. Any family that sponsors a Nanny has gone through great lengths to bring her to Canada and is usually serious about hiring her.