Top 10 Favorite Nanny / Caregiver Interview Questions

Top 10 Favorite Nanny / Caregiver Interview Questions 

1) Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

2) What do you like best about being a Nanny / Caregiver?

3) What do you find most challenging about the job?

4) What do you like to do in your spare time?

5) Do you have brothers and sisters? Are you married? Do you have a child / children?

6) How many years of experience do you have being a Nanny / Elder Caregiver?

7) Are you trained in CPR and First Aid?

8) Do you have experience cooking and preparing meals?

9) Why did you leave your last job?

10) Have you ever had to deal with an emergency situation while watching children or an elderly person? What was it? How did you handle it?

Did you know that Minimum Wage is going up?

Are you paying your nanny minimum wage? Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee.

Effective June 1, 2014, the general minimum wage in Ontario will increase to $11.00 per hour.

Both Ontario and Nunavut will have the highest minimum wage rate in Canada. The student minimum wage will also increase from $9.60 to $10.30 per hour.

What are the Statutory Holidays in Ontario?


What days are considered Statutory Holidays in Ontario?

New Years Day – January 1

Family Day – Third Monday in February

Good Friday- Friday before Easter Sunday

Victoria Day – Monday before May 25

Canada Day – July 1

Labour Day – First Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day – Second Monday in October

Christmas Day – December 25

Boxing Day  – December 26

*Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day)  – First Monday in August – This is an optional holiday.  Provincially regulated employers are not required by law to give this day off.

* Easter Monday – Government Employees Only.  Only federal employers are required to give the day off.

Top Toronto Caregiver Agency Without the Fees!

I was looking for a male caregiver for quite a while. I contacted 3 to 4 agencies and I had very poor results. I received an email about posting my job description on The Nanny Pages.  The day after I posted it I had many phone calls and emails. I had many potential candidates. In fact I hired the one that suited our needs the best, two days after I posted my job.

I am so grateful to The Nanny Pages for helping me find the caregiver we needed.

Chaya Leah Alon

What questions should I ask when I interview a Nanny?

When interviewing a nanny people often wonder what questions to ask. A list of questions is important, however we think there is much more to the interview then questions and answers. How is your chemistry?  How do you feel around her? Are you relaxed? Are your personalities compatible?  Is she easy to be around? Have your kids around. Does she interact well with the children? Does she have an easy smile? Sit down and talk. Talk about anything – the weather, the price of milk, or your favorite food. When interviewing a Nanny remember that she is interviewing you too!

Stay tuned, we will be posting here on our blog a list of some sample interview questions that you can feel free to use!

Wishing you a Fantastic Weekend!

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.

Best Rated Toronto Senior Home Care Placement

Dear Nanny Pages

I want to express my appreciation for the wonderful job your company has done in allowing individual employers to seek and find highly qualified Live-in CareGivers. I was searching and placing notices for live-in caregivers through various media and was not successful until someone told me about Nanny Pages.

When I visited your site I was impressed. It was easy to register and follow. Caregivers were listed by area and profession with a host of qualified candidates. I immediately contacted some of the candidates in my area and found that everyone I spoke to and interviewed very credible and worthy of hiring. It was a difficult decision but I was able to pick two people to cover the 7 day live-in position. They are doing an excellent job looking after my elderly mother.

I highly recommend your services to other individuals who are seeking good, reliable home health caregivers. I am now able to go overseas realizing that I have 2 dedicated and professional caregivers who will take good care of my mother while I am away.

Erwin E. Sniedzins

New Fee for Labour Market Opinion Processing (LMO)

Effective July 31, 2013, employers applying to hire TFWs must pay a processing fee of $275 for each position requested to cover the cost of a Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

This ensures that the cost to process employer LMO applications is no longer paid for by Canadian taxpayers.  In 2012, 60 percent of positive LMOs did not lead to a work permit being issued to a temporary foreign worker.  This means that Canadian taxpayers’ dollars were being spent to process applications that were never used, rather could have been used on useful initiatives.  With the implementation of a fee, employers will be less likely to apply for TFW positions they may not fill, helping ensure taxpayer resources are not wasted.