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Shortage of live-in caregivers leads to ‘nanny poaching’

posted Mar 18, 2012, 12:16 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 12:16 PM ]
Published On Mon Feb 13 2012 Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter Toronto Star

These days, it scares Jodi Kaplan to let her live-in caregiver, Rose Pablico, out of her sight because of the rampant “nanny poaching” across Canada, especially in Greater Toronto.

Since 2010, fewer foreign live-in caregivers have been admitted to Canada, partly due to the declining applications by Canadian families who are now required to pay for all recruitment fees incurred and partly a result of Ottawa’s slower processing and tighter screening.

The shortage of live-in caregivers has been exacerbated since mid-December when the federal government issued 14,000 open work permits to nannies who met the employment hours to apply for permanent residency.

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