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.
What does “Au Pair” stand for?
The term “au pair” from French means “on equal terms”, signifying that Au Pair and Host Family treat each other as equals.
Does Canada have an official Au Pair program?
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.
What duties or tasks can an au pair perform?
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.
How much child care experience do au pairs have?
The amount of childcare experience an Au Pair has varies depending on the person.
How much do I have pay an Au Pair in Canada?
Au Pairs in Canada are paid minimum wage in accordance with Employment Standards Canada.
What is the difference between an In-Home Caregiver and an Au Pair?
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.
How long can an Au Pair stay in Canada?
Au Pairs come to Canada on a Working Holiday Visa which is valid anywhere between 12 months to 24 months depending of their nationality.
What is the au pair age requirement?
Minimum age is 18.
Do Au pairs speak English?
Yes, all of our Au Pairs speak English – some as a first language, some as a second.
How long does it take to have an au pair?
Our processing times to get an Au Pair are between 5 – 16 weeks.
What is the next step to hire an Au Pair?
Contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to get you started on the next step!