Au pair in Canada - rules and requirements
Canada is known for cold weather, pristine nature, maple syrup and of course the Canadian goose. It is also known for its wilderness, beautiful scenery, great lakes and friendly people.
Canada has a different au pair program format than the rest of the world. The "live-in caregiver program", has broader requirements than the au pair program. Requirements include at least six month of study/training or one year of compatible employment within the past three years, though exceptions and additional stipulations do apply.
Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Canada. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.
Requirements for au pairs in Canada
|18-30 years old|
|Can't be married and have children|
|Basic knowledge of English or French|
|Have experience in childcare|
|Be able to pay for travel expenses|
|Never been to Canada on Working Holiday Visa before|
Requirements for host families in Canada
|Have at least one child under the age of 13|
|Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals|
|Provide au pair with pocket money from 330 CAD / week|
|Au pair duties cannot exceed 25-30 hours / week|
|Au pair stay: 6-12 months, Summer au pair: 2-3 months|
|Be an English or French speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange|
|Not be related to the au pair|
|Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality|