MOST canadians here DO NOT have live-in nannies. MOST families here have both parents working and they have to arrange their work around dropping off and picking up their kids to and from daycares. THIS IS NORMAL Canadian life. Very few are lucky enough to get some help from parents or relatives but it's not very common. And even when they can, they won't do that to burdan their parents for FULL TIME childcare. Your wish of getting your parents over to replace daycare isn't really a valid ground for H&C.Sorry I think you misunderstood, the hardship is not from escaping the US but since both of us are working and with the baby it will be very hard to struggle with work and childcare. We are not earning high enough to hire a full time nanny and we have no relatives here.