Wages and Working Conditions

The information below are the minimum wages and working conditions for Live-In Caregivers under Service Canada's Live-In Caregiver Program.

 

Table Data on Regional Wages, Working Conditions and Advertisement Requirements for the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)
Region Prevailing Wage Maximum Hours Room & Board Advertising Requirements Vacation
AB $9.62 per hour 44 hours per week

Must pay for 44 hours per week
$77.54 per week

$336 per month

see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
BC $8.00 per hour 40 hours week $75 per week

$325 per month
see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
MB $9.30 per hour

 

8 hours per day or 40 hours per week

Hours worked beyond standard hours are considered overtime and compensated at 150% of the regular wage rate

Maximum combined deductions: $50 per week or $200 per month

Meals not taken cannot be deducted

Deductions cannot lower minimum wage by more than $1.00 for each meal and $7.00 per week for room

see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
 
NB $8.00 per hour

$8.25 per hour as of September 1st, 2009

44 hours per week Allowed but wages cannot be below provincial minimum wages see minimum advertisement requirements n/a
NL $8.50 per hour

$9.00 per hour as of July 1st, 2009

40 hours per week “Reasonable” rental charges for room see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
NS $8.60 per hour No provisions

Overtime to be paid after 48 hours of work

$65 per week see minimum advertisement requirements

 

2 week or 4%
ON $10.00 per hour 48 hours per week $369.42 per month see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
PEI $8.40 per hour

 

48 hours per week $45 per week

Meals not taken cannot be deducted

see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
QC $9.00 per hour 40 hours per week no deduction allowed for room and board see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%
SK $10.00 per hour 40 hours per week $250 per month see minimum advertisement requirements 3 weeks or 3/52 (appro-ximately 6%)
NT
 
$10.16 per hour

 

44 hours per week $420 per month

 

see minimum advertisement requirements n/a
NU $10.16 per hour 44 hours per week $420 per month

 

see minimum advertisement requirements n/a
YT $8.89 per hour 44 hours per week $152 per month see minimum advertisement requirements 2 weeks or 4%

 

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