As of January 1, 2009, new advertising requirements must be met by agencies or families who seek to hire a foreign live-in Caregiver to work in Canada.
The HRSDC has eliminated all Occupation Under Pressure lists previously utilized by employers to facilitate the temporary entry of foreign workers into Canada. Prior to this date, employers seeking to hire foreign workers whose occupations were listed as being “in demand”, benefited from minimal or no advertising requirements for the provision of an HRSDC approval. Following January 1, 2009, advertising for foreign national employees that would have fallen into this beneficial exception has become mandatory and significantly more involved. This change significantly impacts families seeking live-in Caregivers and live-in Caregiver agencies across Canada.