Caregiver Applicants, Know If Your Employer Is For Real And Not Just A “Ghost”
For those applying to be a live in caregiver in Canada, here are some tips that you should heed before engaging the service of a nanny agency or recruiter. This will help you to detect early on if your Canadian employer is for real or just a “ghost employer” created by the caregiver agency or recruiter.
1. Your supposedly employer relayed to your recruiter that they can’t wait anymore for you because your application takes so long to be finished, hence they already hired somebody.
2. Your prospective employer was fired from his/her job, thus he/she can’t afford anymore to hire you for the time being.
3. The most pathetic alibi is when your recruiter sadly announces to you that your employer suffered an attack and expired at that same instant.
4. You are already in Canada for weeks or even months and yet you still have to physically meet your employer.
5. Your employer had backed out due to some unforeseen circumstances so you have to wait till your recruiter finds a new employer that will hire you.
6. Your recruiter can’t produce an official copy of job offer.
7. You discovered that several caregivers are stuck on your recruiter’s basement.
8. You learned from others that previously hired caregivers were never got to be employed at all.
9. You heard it direct from the horse’s mouth (your recruiter) that you employer is non existent yet.
10. Employ your 6th sense or your “gut feel” so you can smell early if something is fishy.
Be vigilant, don’t become a victim of the so called “release upon arrival” scheme of those unscrupulous recruiters. It would be better if from the start you consult an expert in Canadian Visa applications and immigration programs. Also request them to enlighten you particularly on the so called Live in Caregiver Program in Canada.
Disclaimer: The immigration article posted above does not substitute as a legal advice on immigration issues. If you need to consult a qualified professional about your case, you can visit a qualified immigration professional in your city or country. Use due diligence in doing so.