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How to Hire a Live-in Nanny From the Philippines to Work in Canada

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Read on to learn how to hire a live-in nanny from the Philippines.

Read on to learn how to hire a live-in nanny from the Philippines.

In this article, I'll go over how to sponsor a nanny from the Philippines to work in Canada. If you are an employer and you need to hire or sponsor a Babysitter or a Live-in Nanny or a Live-in Caregiver from outside Canada (e.g. Philippines), this website will show you the step-by-step procedure of what you need to do. You can either do the paper works and application by yourself or through the services of a representative or live-in nanny employment agencies or consultants (be prepared to pay the fees for their services, it is not cheap, they charge thousands of Canadian dollars).

Foreign workers with a good experience and education as a caregiver or nanny can be qualified to apply for a work permit in Canada. After two to three years you will have the opportunity to become a landed immigrant and soon be a Canadian citizen. Once you're a citizen, you can enjoy all the rights and privileges that Canada has to offer, most importantly its healthcare system which is one of the world's best.

Advantages and Benefits of Hiring a Live-in Nanny

  1. You (the mother) can work and help your husband provide for the family income and expenses.
  2. You can help someone from outside Canada (Philippines) to get employed in Canada and have the opportunity to become a landed immigrant and soon be a Canadian citizen. There are so many healthcare professionals outside Canada (especially in the Philippines) who are professionally qualified but have a hard time finding a job.
  3. You as an employer help add to Canada's workforce of professional healthcare employees.
  4. You help Immigration Canada in its mission to get professional immigrants to Canada and support Canada's population, economic income, and wealth.
  5. You save on income taxes. You can deduct $7000/year per child on your income tax. If you have 2 children, you save $14,000/year on income taxes. This money is deducted from the spouse (parent) with a lower income.
  6. Live-in nannies can help you with other home duties such as cleaning the house, cooking food, doing laundry, helping a child to go to school (drop and pick up), groceries, shopping, travel, etc.
  7. Live-in nannies work full time for you, therefore, you will have flexible time, and not have to worry about your kids.
  8. Professional and caring Live-in nannies deliver superior services compared to daycare centers or childcare centers which charge you expensive costs but deliver fewer services to your kid because they have other kids to take care of and do not focus only on the care of your child.
  9. Your child will be healthier and receive better and proper care compared to daycare and child care centers where children acquire and spread virus, infections, diseases, or simple colds from other unhealthy and sick kids.

Employer Requirements in Hiring (Sponsoring) a Live-in Child Caregiver

  1. Financial capacity. The employer must be capable of paying the employee minimum wage. This wage varies per province, $10.25/hour in Ontario (2012). This is roughly $1600 per month.
  2. Private room for a nanny. Bedroom Description - Size and area, safety, furnishings, window, telephone, internet requirements as set by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - HRSDC
  3. Live-in nanny job advertisement for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Job bank Service Canada website ( job advertisement,,, Metro newspaper, etc. After advertising, you will interview nanny applicants. Note that applicants are many all over the world. Make sure you have a good checklist of the qualities and character traits that suits your needs and your children and that is fair and best for the nanny too. Record the results of the interviews because you will need to submit proof of your efforts to recruit nannies.
  4. Employer Business Number. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Business Registration for Payroll Deductions account. This is where the CPP, income taxes, and EI benefits for the employee are taken from.
  7. The link shows a sample of how to prepare this report document showing the results of your efforts to hire a nanny within Canada.
  8. Notice of Assessment, Notice of Reassessment from CRA.

How to Apply as a Live-in Caregiver From Philippines to Canada

Employee Requirements (Applying for Work Permit)

  1. APPLICATION FOR A WORK PERMIT UNDER THE LIVE-IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM. Download the checklist on the Helpful Links below.
  2. Medical exam.
  3. Family Information.
  4. Additional Form for Live-in Caregiver.
  5. Valid passport.
  6. Photocopy of the picture page of the passport.
  7. Processing fee.
  8. Employment contract signed by the employee (nanny, caregiver) and employer.
  9. Positive (Approved) Labour Market Opinion (LMO).
  10. Original records of education after high school. Must have at least 72 credits.
  11. Minimum of 6 months of accredited full-time training.
  12. Letter of Employment showing duties.
  13. Employment certificates.
  14. Proof of employer's Social Security System (SSS) and/or Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) contributions.
  15. NBI certificate/clearance.
  16. Use of Representative form (if you require the services of an Agency, Consultant, or Third-party representative during your application).
  17. Authority to release personal information form.
  18. Police Certificates.
  19. An interview may be required. Depends on the decision of the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines. Here is the website link:

Canadian Embassy in the Philippines

Download Application Forms, Guides, Guidebook, General information

Application Forms and Guides

Applying for a Work Permit, Live-In Caregiver Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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Marites Norbor on September 01, 2020:

Hi im here coz i want to find a job in canada as a nanny or baby sitter now im working in Riyadh Saudi Arabia as a nanny for autism kid my contract is finish so i want to apply a new job

Atheena Cruz on June 29, 2020:

I'm looking for a nanny job. I'm a 21 years old from the Philippines. I graduated as a Culinary Arts student here in PH. I have 2 years experience as a nanny. I've been taking care of 3 boys here in the Philippines. 10 years old, 7 years old and a 2 years old boy.

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myrna matencio on May 07, 2020:

I'm looking for a job as a nanny in canada from phillipines.I'm willing to work.Can you help me please?

janet on February 26, 2020:

hi sir im janet filifina, im 35years old , i had my 10 years experience for being a nanny and im currently worked in dubai as a office girl ,im a good exelent health and clean record in the police , also i can cook , cleaning the house and most of all im a quick learner ,

Pat on February 25, 2020:

Looking for a live in Fillapino care giver for two elderly people

leen on January 25, 2020:

How long will the application take if you already have an employer in canada?

lindy on December 03, 2019:

Hi I am filipina looking for a job as nanny.I know how to take care a kids..i know cooking and clenning..and Im hardworking..than you

ty love on November 17, 2019:

I am looking for a person who can help with entertaining kids. Being able to dress up like a princess and face paint and do activities with my kids 4times a week. im in u.s.a

Janice on November 11, 2019:

Hi Maam/Sir,

I am janice Gadiano from Philippines,I am looking for a job as a nanny,I am a single parent and fulltime mother of my 1 child,I have lot of experienced of taking care of a child,i can cook as well,I was working in saudi Arabia but for only 1 1/2yrs...I hope this site can help me,thank you and Godbless us all!

Elizabeth825 on September 16, 2019:

Looking for a stay in nanny who can cook and clean. Willing to work in Canada. Preferably Filipina between age 25-45 yrs old with a valid passport.

If your interested, feel free to email me here and we will discuss the job offer.

Melca Cayetana on August 24, 2019:

Im melca, from philippines, i am looking a job in canada, i work before in hongkong as nanny, and now here in saudi arabia working as nanny also, taking care of 3 childrens, and also 1 women bed ridden,i've been there 5 years from now. sometimes i do also a households looking for an employer/sponsor to work in canda, if u want to hire me.this is my email adress

Skype.. melca.cayetana2

I am very thankful if someone sponsor me or hire me to go to work in canada..thanks.have a great day..

Hi am Virginia looking for a job to Canada i am in South South Africa i can work hard because I got family to look after plz help me with all yo hearts on August 18, 2019:

I will take care of my job my birth county is Zimbabwe

Melisa Ramos dela cruz on August 16, 2019:

I'm Looking for a job as a nanny in toronto canada . I have a almost 3years as a nanny for triplets here in dubai

lindylou shakoor on July 25, 2019:

hi I am Filipina and I am fulltime mother..i care my kids since birth.And I know how to care a kids..I am looking forward to work in canada..And i love to much kids..I know everything work in home..As a mother i need to do something for the futureof my kids that why I am looking for job..thanks

Rowena Vicente on May 15, 2019:

Hi! I'm filipina and currently working here in dubai as nanny,,

I've been here in my employers for more than 9years working as nanny for 3 girls ,, and doing all the household chores too..

I'm looking forward to work in canada,

If there's any employer who is interested to sponsor me please send me messages on my facebook account WENG ANDERS or my skype ROWENAVICENTE.77

I can stay as a live in house keeper or nanny and or even part time

Joan Zingapan on April 29, 2019:


I'm a Filipina wants to apply as a nanny in Toronto, Canada.

I have 4 years experience being domestic helper in hongkong.

By any chance, is there someone employer who is willing to help me as the sponsor going to Canada from Philippines?

I can stay for them as a live-in housekeeper/nanny.

About my character, I'm an honest person,tidy and positive minded...

I do love kids also.

Thank you and God bless!

Cristina aggasid on March 18, 2019:

Good day!

Im looking for a job for nanny or housekeeper.

It's my first time,but i'll do my best to be a good worker of it.

Thank u and god bless

Padrigue Dolly on March 17, 2019:


I am are looking for stay in helper in our house in United Kingdom.

Responsibilities are normal house duties and taking care of boy.

Salary will start at 1,500 pounds and will go for evaluation after month if can increase for 1,800 pounds.

Day off will be four times a month.(if interested kindly get back to me via


Marbe on March 10, 2019:

Hi, I'm Marbe seeking a job as nanny or cleaners, I have 2 years & 5 months experience here in Kuwait, and now I'm going home these coming 1st week of May,god blessed and a have wonderful day

jhom on March 07, 2019:

Hi I am looking for a job as a nanny or a housekeeper in US or CANADA. I recently finished my contract as a housekeeper In Qatar now I'm here in the Philippines try to seek a job...thank u and God bless!!!

Nina from Hongkong on February 17, 2019:

Hello i am looking for a job as a nanny or housekeeper in canada. I am currently working in hongkong as a domestic worker. Thank you and God bless

Edwin ramsel on February 17, 2019:

I need a nanny for my two kids here in USA only interested applicant with valid passport should add me up God bles you

zea on January 30, 2019:

hi. ☺️ im looking for a live in nanny position.. now in still working in dubai and soon ill be finishing my contract here hope. i can apply to this site. thank you godbless

Una on January 30, 2019:

Hi, I’m looking for a live in nanny job.. will also do light housekeeping duties.. I am Zimbabwean living in Zimbabwe and I’m looking for a family interested in hiring me as a foreign worker. I have 2 years experience and English is my first language.. I meet all the necessary requirements.

Una on January 30, 2019:

Hi, I’m looking for a live in nanny position .. I’m Zimbabwean currently living in Zimbabwe and I’m looking for a family that is interested in employing me. I have 2 years experience in childcare and my first language is English.

Daks on January 02, 2019:

Hi i am filipino currently working here in malaysia as a Nanny/household worker for 16years.How to apply from here in malaysia bound to canada?Thanks.

olgaol on September 28, 2018:

VIRGINIA A CANDELARIA i am looking for a housekeeper /babysitter part time in Mississauga. If you are interested, let me know

Anne on September 11, 2018:

I am looking for a part time caregiver. I have a room and you can also work part time elsewhere, but living with my husband and myself.

We go to Florida for the winter so if interested. Let me know.


rhchri squidoo (author) on August 18, 2018:

how long does it take to apply as nanny in singapore and qatar with the canadian embassy process...

VIRGINIA A CANDELARIA on August 11, 2018:

Hi Sir Mam/ im looking for a job as a nanny or household in canada, I work as a nanny in singapore for almost 16 years at the same time i look after elderly. Now I'm here in qatar as a nanny for 6 years .You will not regret for helping me to come in work to canada,I will do my very best with my whole heart to be a good worker . I'm 53 years old still fit to work thank you god bless

omid on August 06, 2018:


I'm looking for nanny

Glenda C.Arguilles on July 26, 2018:

Intrested to Canada job as caregiver,

Nanny on June 16, 2018:

Is the author updated regarding applications for Canada?

It is not referred to as LMO now, it is LMIA since 2017. AND the basic salary now is $14 per hour in Ontario since January 2018.

Are there agencies processing applications for a nanny from the Philippines to Canada?

ginger on May 22, 2018:

good day, sir! i would like to ask if advertising should really come first before getting an employer business number or should an employer have a business number before he can advertise. thank you!

steff brown on May 19, 2018:

are you looking for an opportunity to earn some extra income, GRADCO Ltd are on the look out for a Representative in usa/canada. it is a simple, work from home opportunity with flexibility on hours. If you are interested contact eric shen,for more details and the job description. contact Erik Shen… for more details and the job description.

Best Regards,

steff brown

Luzvisminda almeria on May 01, 2018:

Good day Sir/Ma'am,please I need your help on how to apply the job in Canada as a household service worker full time or as nanny etc. Base on my experiences in state of kuwait, I am working in kuwait for more than 11 years in one employer,but the problem is low salary unlike Canada country. Canada is my love country to have a nice work and good salary.

Jenjen canales ambal on April 15, 2018:

How to apply ur agency i want to a nanny full time nanny in dubai more than 6yrs

Melba solayao on March 22, 2018:

Hi ma'am and sir

I'm melba araza solayao 35yrs old

I'm from the Philippines currently work here in saudi arabia as baby sitter for 5yrs and also I have experience for carrying a old women I'm graduate of vocational and beverage and also i have a certificate of household service. I want to worked in canada.i need the sponsored who willing the give of working visa.thank you!

Venus on January 17, 2018:

Hi..I'm Venus 37 years old from Philippines. I'm looking for a work in Canada as a babysitter. I worked as a babysitter for two years for an American couple with three kids. I used to be a pre-school teacher for eight years before I worked a a babysitter. I'm a graduate of Psychology, a single mom with three children. I really love kids and enjoy bonding with them. I'm a hardworking and God-fearing person.

alice on January 07, 2018:

hi,im looking for a job as a nanny to canada,im 43 yrs old, 9 yrs in kuwait as a nanny. on December 20, 2017:

Good day mam/sir,I am looking for work in Canada as Nanny,I know how to work as housekeeping and take care of the children as well,I need to find a work outside Philippines because my income here is not enough for my family,I am hardworking mother for my 3 kids,hopefully find a good future someday,Thank you have a good day and God bless us all.

Good day Sir/ma'am , on December 05, 2017:

I'm luzvisminda almeria 48 years old ,please I need your help as a caregiver/nanny or else cleaner and all household chore I can do ,base on my experience as a household worker in Kuwait for 11 years since 2005-july 2017. I am happy to found out this jobsite ,because I'm willing to apply of work in this country Canada to have a bright future.

This country is my long long time ago wishing to have a nice job and good future someday.thank you and have a nice day.

Michelle on July 14, 2017:


This is about employer's SSS and Philhealth contribution, what if you work for the employer without these benefits but you were given an allowance every week as payment? on May 17, 2017:

Good day... I'm from the Philippines. I am looking for an employer to sponsor me as a Nanny or cleaner in Canada. I am a Secretarial graduate and undergraduate in Commerce (Business Management) I have also a Certificate in Hotel and Cruise ship Housekeeping. With experiences in office job, business and Nanny. Please send message in my email. Thank you

Rose Ann Selvena on February 02, 2017:

how bout males? can males be hired as baby sitters?

nerissa on February 02, 2017:

hi, I'm nerissa 30, I'm looking for an employer who can sponsor me to work as a live-in nanny or caregiver. I am a business administration graduate. I can assure that i have those qualities your looking for, because I have experienced already in that field.

RKennedy on January 26, 2017:

hey long does it take to sponsor a nanny from the Philippines from the beginning of the paperwork to the time they arrive in Canada?? I heard 6 months...?

Wilson688 on January 25, 2017:

madelen : Please Pm me your details

madelen on January 18, 2017:

I have a training as a Live in Caregiver Program at Riverside College Bacolod City, Philippines 6100.But my school attainment high school alredy .I'here taiwan now this year finish contract .I just want to apply as a nanny in canada ,I hope their's an employer who likes me on December 13, 2016: looking for job as nanny or cleaner..pls contact my e-mail account.thanks

Erik Magnussen on December 12, 2016:

The Hilton jobs are a scam. Do not fall for it!!!

question on October 27, 2016:

why do you need to pay for CPP and EI ... they are not citizens? and do not receive these.

Habiba on September 29, 2016:

i want to sponser my housemaid in Canada, what are the procedures and how long does it take ? can you please email me the information once you get a chance at thanks !

nanny and cleaner on September 10, 2016:

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Marlene Montes on August 23, 2016:

I have a cousin in Canada,,, He do not know the procedures how to get me as a nanny for his children... can you send me details or procedure how he can process it. Is the procedure above is the one i can rely on? Please email me my email address is Thanks for your upcoming response.

Marizyl domaoan on October 15, 2014:

Hello, i'm marizyl and i'm looking a canadian employer who is willing to sponsor my sisters in philippines going here in canada. Please help me to find employer so that we are all here.

Gee23 on October 15, 2014:


nerisuperstar on June 25, 2014:

@aeropisyal: Hi there my name is Nerissa Garcia 29 single mom ,hands on mom , B.S.Accountancy graduate and I'm looking for work abroad as nanny. Are you still looking for one? I can send my Cv .Here's my skype nerissa.garcia11 or you can email me at you. God bless!

rhchri squidoo (author) on April 06, 2014:

@aeropisyal: thank you for your comment. Filipino workers especially care-givers are all over the world. They are most in demand in North America especially Canada.

aeropisyal on April 06, 2014:

yes, I have a friend who needs a nanny in Canada. The sponsoring process requires paperworks and documentation. I don't mind the process, what is important to me is the Caregiver for my children. I have heard great news about filipino live-in caregivers. They really care about children. They are one of the best, if not the best child care providers that I have ever met. Mabuhay! I am so proud and deeply appreciate your great work!

rhchri squidoo (author) on March 24, 2014:

@DoctorParenting: Thanks. Applying to Canada involves documentation that will be beneficial as you become a resident and eventually a citizen of is one of the best country to live in the whole world!

rhchri squidoo (author) on March 24, 2014:

@ariel_laysa: The processing fee is located on the Immigration Website. Check the link above.

DoctorParenting on January 27, 2014:

You did a good job creating an important lens about hiring a live-in nanny from Philippines. I never knew that there are a lot of important documents and papers required.

ariel_laysa on October 30, 2013:

how much the processing fee?

Bigwas from Philippines on June 21, 2013:

very informative, this information benefits not only prospective employer but applicant as well.

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