Poaching of Caregivers on the Rise in Canada

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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.

Combined with an aging population and working families requiring child care this has led to the rise in “poaching” caregivers and might be a sign of things to come in the United States as aging baby boomers demand in-home assistance.

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