Caregiver Info Package

Canada's Caregiver Program.

Information Pertaining To Caregiver Positions in British Columbia, Canada

Minimum Salary
$ 12.00 gross per hour
Hours of work
40 hours a week in 5 working days
Two weeks paid vacation at the end of one year or 4% of the total gross earnings.
Childcare, housekeeping, laundry, ironing and meal preparations.
Income Tax, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan and BC medical insurance.
Application form completed, recent photographs (preferably with children), two or more letters of reference pertaining to childcare and housekeeping (covering at least twelve months of experience) or certificates showing a minimum of six months full-time training (teacher, nurse, etc ) as well as character references, and a "Dear Family" letter in your own handwriting, introducing yourself to a prospective employer.
Work Permit
All foreign applicants will require an employment contract before being allowed to apply for a work permit at the Canadian Embassy. Applicants may be required to have a personal interview at the Embassy as well as a medical examination. There is a fee of $155.00 charged for these proceedings.
These positions are for one full year and a certain commitment is expected. The contract can be renewed for a second year. After completion of the second year, applicants may apply for a landed immigrant status in Canada.

Caregiver Documentation Requirements.

Information for potential applicants for nanny positions

Dear applicant,

Thank you for your inquiry about a child caregiver / nanny position in British Columbia. The following is some information pertaining to salary and work conditions in B.C.

Please forward the following documents* to our office at your earliest convenience:

  • Completed application form
  • Recent photographs of yourself (preferably with children) and 2 passport size photos
  • References* pertaining to childcare experience, providing dates and length of employment covering a minimum of twelve months within the last three years
  • Training and school / college certificates* - childcare related or other i.e. first aid, nurse, teacher, etc...
  • 'Dear Family' letter (in your own English) introducing yourself to a prospective employer.

We look forward to hearing from you in the near future and receiving your completed application along with the above mentioned documents.


Ed Carmona

PARAGON Personnel Ltd.

*Translated to English where required

Our office

Suite 1, 2nd floor, 4529A Hastings St.
Burnaby , B.C. V5C 2K3, Canada
Tel: (604) 298-6633
Fax: (604) 298-6655

Have some more questions?

Give us a call, we will be happy to assist you further and arrange for a personal discussion with you.

There is no charge or obligation.

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Documents needed before applying for a job as a nanny / caregiver.

If you are looking for a job as a nanny/ caregiver, please send us along with the completed application form, the following items:

reference letters from your present and previous employers


"Dear Family" Letter (click to see sample)

certificates of education


copy of your passport ( work permit where applicable)

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