For caregivers: Know your rights when coming to BC

What are my rights?

Do I need a written employment contract to work as a live-in caregiver in British Columbia?
  • Yes
  • No

If you’re coming to work in British Columbia as a live-in caregiver, knowing your legal rights will help make your experience successful. To help you prepare, here are answers to eight commonly asked questions.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2020
  • Time to read: 4 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Amanda Aziz, Migrant Workers Centre

Amanda Aziz

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