Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny
Nanny

Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  May 23, 2019
When you choose to hire a nanny for your family, you must also decide if you're looking for a live-in nanny or a live-out nanny. The baseline is the same: you are hiring an experienced individual to provide quality childcare in your home. The difference between a live-in and live-out nanny can help you decide what the best fit for your family is. Nannies typically have several years of childcare experience and have chosen this as their career. Families that have a nanny appreciate the lovi...
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A New Pathway for Care Providers to Become Canadian Citizens

A New Pathway for Care Providers to Become Canadian Citizens

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 07, 2019
If you are a caregiver who has worked in Canada, but does not have permanent resident status, a new government pilot program is making it easier to make Canada your home. The Interim Pathway for Caregivers is a program dedicated to helping in-home caregivers with experience working with children or those with medical needs, seek permanent residency within Canada based on job experiences. It also offers an opportunity to include a spouse, partner, and children in the application to give them s...
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How Much Does a Nanny Cost?
Nanny

How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

by Staff Writer  •  September 14, 2018
Part of the process of deciding whether or not to hire a nanny for your family includes considering the financial impact to your family. You know you need or want some help with childcare, and think that a nanny is the answer but what's it going to cost you? In this article, we breakdown the cost of a live-out and live-in nanny in Canada including all the taxes deductions!
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10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter
Senior Care

10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter

by Craig Sutton  •  February 03, 2017
More than one million Canadian seniors head south each year, and this number only continues to rise. Snowbirds, who are often retired and have no desire to deal with the cold Canadian winter, prefer to spend their time down south in warmer regions in the southern United States such as Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Some even spend their winters in Mexico and other Central American countries. Who wants to have to deal with shovelling snow, icy roads, and slippery conditions, when they could b...
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Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long
Activities for Kids

Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long

by Craig Sutton  •  February 01, 2017
After a heavy snowfall, kids listen anxiously to the radio, glue their eyes to the TV screen to see if they’ll be lucky enough to have a snow day. If you’re a nanny or a babysitter, you have little to no time to prepare for these days as they usually announce school closures the morning. So what do you do for the six or seven extra hours that you didn’t plan for? Below are a few ideas for activities to do during a beloved snow day!
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