FAQ

An au pair is a young foreign person who helps with child care and light housekeeping. Being an Au pair gives a possibility for young people to spend some time abroad, learn more about a different culture, and improve the foreign language while supporting their Host family. The term “au pair” from French means “on equal terms”, signifying that Au Pair and Host Family treat each other as equals.

The term “au pair” from French means “on equal terms”, signifying that Au Pair and Host Family treat each other as equals. 

No. Au Pairs generally come to Canada on the Holiday Working Visa which is basically an Open Work Permit and can range between 12-24 months.

An Au Pair’s main responsibility is childcare. They will ensure the safety and happiness of your child throughout the day while also helping to tidy up after the children and keep their rooms and laundry clean.

The amount of childcare experience an Au Pair has varies depending on the person.

Au Pairs in Canada are paid minimum wage in accordance with Employment Standards Canada.

An In-Home Caregiver’s main responsibility will be childcare and housekeeping. They rarely have a driver’s license and work between 40 – 48 hours per week. An Au Pair may clean up after the children but not the adults in the home; she comes to Canada for a cultural exchange and will work between 25 - 40 hours per week.

Au Pairs come to Canada on a Working Holiday Visa which is valid anywhere between 12 months to 24 months depending of their nationality.

Minimum age is 18. 

Yes, all of our Au Pairs speak English – some as a first language, some as a second.

Our processing times to get an Au Pair are between 5 – 16 weeks.

Contact us at info@aupaircanada.info and we will be happy to get you started on the next step!