Last Updated on May 7, 2021 by Ope Quadri
Do you know that there are differences between a Nurse and a Caregiver or care provider, but there is a clear distinction between the two?
Salary of caregiver in Canada: Salary ranges from $34,125 to $49, 591 per year
Also called “Caregiver”, “care provider” or “caretaker” refers to someone who provides care for another person.
A caregiver helps relieve burdens and support individuals in need and help with activities of daily activities of their clients.
While Nurse provides medical care, caregivers are known to develop close ties with their clients and provide day-to-day supports.
They fill in the gap for senior citizens who may not have the strength to perform activities like cooking, bathing, or shopping.
In some cases, a client might need the services of both professional (nurse and caretaker)
If you’re looking for caregiver jobs, Canada should be one of your best destinations. There are hundreds of caregiver jobs spread across Canada. There is a growing demand for all kinds of caregivers in most Canadian cities.
Most Cities With High Demand of Caregiver in Canada
Job Outlook Report stated that there is high demand for caregivers in the following cities:
- Nova Scotia,
- New Brunswick,
- Yukon territories.
Types of Caregiver Jobs in Canada
According to Caring Senior Service, the major types of a caregiver include
- Independent caregiver
- Family caregiver
- Respite caregiver
However, the above has been split into close 20 categories to narrow the responsibilities. They include:
- Home Support Workers
- Live-in caregiver – seniors
- Personal aide – home support
- Home visitor – infant care
- Home Child Care Providers
- Child care live-in caregiver
- Personal care attendant – home care
- Home child care providers
- Family caregiver
- Respite worker – home support
- Child care provider – private home
- Parent’s helper
- Babysitter – fitness/shopping centers
- Foster parent
Salary: As a home child provider you could earn between $28,623 per year to $32, 079 (depending on your experience)
Requirements To Work As A Caregiver In Canada
When you find a job in Canada as a caregiver and meet all of the requirements, you will be issued a work permit.
Requirements for a caretaker are:
- At least 24 months of work experience
- Minimum scores of CLB 5 in English or NLCL 5 in French
- Post-secondary education credential of at least 1-year.
- Must have a valid job offer
- Medically sound
- No criminal record
If you don’t have post-secondary education, you’ll be mandated to complete one year of post-secondary school education in Canada.
How to get a Caregiver job in Canada
- Qualify for the home care provider pilots
- Get a Valid Job Offer
- Take language test such as IELTS
- Apply for a Work Permit
- Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot
If you’re applying from Nigeria, then you must obtain get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an approved organization such as World Education Services (WES)