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Au Pair in Canada

Would you like to live your Au Pair adventure in a beautiful country like Canada? Although there is no official program for Au Pairs in this country, you can apply for a Work Holiday Visa in order to become an Au Pair in Canada.

There are plenty of families searching for a suitable person to take care after their children and make you become a part of their family. 

Au Pair in Canada – At a Glance

  • Age: 18-30 years old
  • Working hours: 25-30 
  • Holidays: two weeks holiday for 6 months of stay
  • Travel expenses: the Au Pair will pay for her/his own travel expenses. The Host Family might offer to share these costs if they are happy with you.
  • Insurance: the Au Pair should contract an insurance that will cover him/her during the whole Au Pair stay. 
    Further information on Contract and insurance.
  • Pocket money: 200 CAD / week, approx.
  • Visa requirements: 
*Working Holiday Visa: citizens of Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zeeland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the Ukraine.
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Au Pair in Canada Check

If you would like to become an Au Pair in Canada, you should make sure you fulfill the following requirements:
  • You are 18-30 years old
  • You have a good command of English or speak French
  • You like hanging out with children
  • You are healthy and don’t smoke
  • You don’t have your own children and you are not married

With or without Au Pair agency

Once you've found your host family at AuPair.com often raises the question of whether you should additionally take an agency into consideration.
Advantages of taking an Agency:
  • The agency will help you to deal with visa formalities
  • You can always contact the office worker for any further information
  • Au Pair agencies check their Host Families
  • You can be part of the meetings that the Au Pair agency organizes
  • It’s simply safer to cooperate with the agency

Don’t forget you will probably need a visa in order to become an Au Pair in Canada so make sure you find the right family for you before starting the paperwork. 

Costs for the Au Pair

  • You have to pay for the agency (in case you choose one)
  • You will need to cover the visa expenses
  • You might like to buy some presents for the Host Family
  • You need to pay for the travel expenses

Being an Au Pair will give you the chance to live a great adventure abroad without spending too much money. Of course there are expenses you will need to cover but it will be worth the experience and you will realize the Au Pair program is a great and economic opportunity to live abroad.

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Additional Information about Au Pair in Canada

Au Pair duties

What are the duties of an Au Pair in Canada? Find out what will be your tasks as an Au Pair in Canada on AuPair.com and sign a contract with your Host Family.

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Contract and insurance

Before becoming an Au Pair in Canada you need to make sure you sign a contract with your future Host Family and arrange an insurance to cover you during your stay.

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Do you fulfill all the requirements to become an Au Pair in Canada? If yes, register now on AuPair.com and find your future Host Family.

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