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

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 caregiver or nanny, can be qualified to apply with a work permit in Canada. After 2 to 3 years you will have 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 Canadian citizen. There are so many healthcare professionals outside Canada (especially in the Philippines) who are professionally qualified but have hard time finding a job.

3. You as employer help add to Canada's workforce of professional healthcare employees.

4. You help Immigration Canada in their 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 lower income.

6. Live-in nannies can help you in 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 having to worry about your kids.

8. Professional and caring Live-in nannies deliver superior services compared to daycare centers or child care centers which charge you expensive costs but deliver less services to your kid because they have other kids to take care of and not focus the care only to 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, infection, disease, or simple cold 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 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 recruits nannies.

4. Employer Business Number. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Business Registration for Payroll Deductions account. This is where the CPP, income taxes, 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 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 passport.

7. Processing fee.

8. Employment contract signed by 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 required the services of Agency, Consultant or Third-party representative during your application).

17. Authority to release personal information form.

18. Police Certificates.

19. 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

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Mr Criminology 3 years ago from Philippines

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

ariel_laysa 2 years ago

how much the processing fee?

DoctorParenting 2 years ago

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.

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rhchri squidoo 2 years ago Author

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

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rhchri squidoo 2 years ago Author

@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!

aeropisyal 2 years ago

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!

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rhchri squidoo 2 years ago Author

@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.

nerisuperstar 2 years ago

@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!

Gee23 2 years ago


Marizyl domaoan 2 years ago

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.

Marlene Montes 2 months ago

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.

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Habiba 3 weeks ago

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 !

Venusfiel 7 days ago

Hi there my name is venus I am searching someone who can sponsor me to go canada as a live-in nanny, or caregiver.. I have a good background and hight references from my privious works.. This is my email address:

I am a qualified health care assistant too doing these job for 3 years in England United kingdom, and 3 years in live-in Nanny. Please email me for a further information. Thank you very much and I am hoping to hear some response I am seeking for a job.

Best Regards.

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