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Au Pair in Canada: visa information

If you want to become an Au Pair in Canada, you will need to apply for the Working Holiday Visa. This visa can only be used once in a lifetime. 


Find out if you are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa in this article.
 
Au Pair in Canada visa

Working Holiday Visa

If you are from one of the following countries, you will be able to apply for  the Working Holiday Visa:
 
Australia Austria Belgium Chile
Costa Rica Croatia Denmark Estonia
France Germany Greece Hongkong
Ireland Italy Japan Latvia
Lithuania Mexico New Zealand Netherland
Norway Poland Portugal Sweden
Slovakia Slovenia Spain South Korea
Taiwan Czech Republic Ukraine United Kingdom

Citizens of Austria and Switzerland can not apply for this type of visa. 

Requirements for the Working Holiday Visa

  • between 18 and 35 years old
  • basic knowledge of English or French
  • at least  2500 CAD and a ticket for the flight back to the home country 
  • passport valid for the whole stay in Canada 
  • health insurance for the duration of your stay — you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada

Further information

  • The Canadian embassy also offers the tool “Come to Canada”. Here it is possible to check if the Au Pair’s nationality is eligible for a Working Holiday Visa.
  • The Working Holiday Visa costs 250 CAD$ (170€) and can only be paid by credit card. In addition, there is a fee of about 300 € for a medical exam after your visa application which can not just be done by your doctor. The embassy will give you instructions and a form when you apply.
  • For more regulations, requirements and information, please check with the Canadian embassy.



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