Vancouver agency charges foreign nannies huge fees
- July 15, 2008 6:06 PM
- By Enza Uda
Domestic workers exploited by agencies, says B.C. mother
A Vancouver nanny agency is under fire from a couple in Richmond, B.C., for charging their prospective Filipina nanny more than she'd earn in a year at her current job for the promise of work in Canada.
I was completely devastated that she should be paying into this," said Verena Klose. "She's coming here looking for work and here she is being told, before you even get to start in Canada, pay up."
A-Pro Caregivers and Nannies is one of the biggest caregiver agencies in Vancouver. The owner, El Apostol, told CBC News she has brought approximately 500 foreign nannies to B.C. since 2001 — and all of them were charged thousands of dollars in fees.