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.

Thanks,

Beatrice

 

Hi Beatrice,

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,

Rachel

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 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.

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/foreign-caregiver-reforms-impose-cap-make-live-in-requirement-optional-1.2819800