For anyone planning to live, work, or immigrate to Canada as a caregiver, there are several clear advantages to training here…
Many Canadian employers prefer caregivers with Canadian training and/or those who are already in Canada so that you can meet in-person before committing to each other .
For this and other reasons, it can be much easier to find a potential employer while you are a student here. Although you must apply for a work permit once you have finished your training, you can usually now do this on-line from within Canada or by mailing an application to the Canadian Consulate in the USA which is often faster and cheaper than returning to your home country.
You will receive on-going support from students who are in the course ahead of you, and from a network of former students who are now working in Canada as nannies or in-home caregivers.
It is an ideal opportunity to learn the culture, practice your English language skills, make friends, and start to become familiar with life in Canada.
You can be actively involved in finding your own employer. In this way you can avoid many employee/employer mismatches.
When you study in Canada, you are really receiving much more training than the requisite 750 hours because you are, in fact, training throughout your entire stay.
In summary, studying in Canada provides you with an excellent chance of succeeding as a foreign caregiver in Canada.