Become a Host Family: Au Pair program in Canada

Become a Host Family in Canada

The Au Pair program in Canada provides the Host Family with flexible childcare as well as a cultural experience. Au Pairs find Canada appealing because of its cultural diversity and gorgeous scenery. Hosting an Au Pair in Canada is a fantastic way to learn about other cultures. The Host Family, like the participant, can learn about a new culture and language, besides of other benefits of hosting an au pair.

How to Register as Family, Please complete this application :

Family Application Form

What is an Au Pair?

An Au Pair is a young adult, typically between the ages of 18 and 30, who travels from another country to live with a family for a set amount of time in order to provide flexible and customised childcare. The Au Pair, who is usually female (but not necessarily), functions as a “big sibling” to your child(ren) by becoming a member of your family and experiencing daily life in Canada.

If the Au Pair’s primary language is not French or English, they will wish to practise speaking these languages on a daily basis. In exchange, your Au Pair will teach your children the language and culture of their original country.

In addition to childcare, an Au Pair can help with basic housekeeping. Sweeping/vacuuming, folding the children’s laundry, tidying up after the children, and assisting with meal preparation are all examples of light housekeeping as the daily tasks of au pairs.

The primary responsibility of an Au Pair is to offer childcare in a foreign country while learning the culture and language. The Au Pair can immerse themselves in Canadian culture by living with a host family.

Why Should I Have an Au Pair?

Having an Au Pair in your house is like having an extra pair of hands. An Au Pair is an affordable childcare alternative for families with two or more children that require catered, international daycare. Some metropolitan families pay over $1300 per month for toddler care and slightly under $1000 per month for preschool care. Au Pairs get more one-on-one time than daycares or after-school activities at a comparable cost.

Au Pairs might have a flexible schedule because they remain with host families. If parents must leave the house by 7 a.m. for work, the Au Pair can arrive immediately, saving time on the commute. They have a babysitter at home if they want to go on a last-minute date night.

Au Pairs come from different cultures than their host families and are eager to learn about the Canadian way of life. Engaging with your Au Pair allows you to share your culture with her while also encouraging her to share her culture with you. When children are exposed to different cultures at a young age, they are more likely to learn about them later in life, It’s a fantastic educational opportunity since they’ll learn to empathise with and comprehend others.

Finally, the Au Pair and host parents collaborate to create a supportive and safe environment for the children. Parents can return home and spend more time with their children simply being parents because the Au Pair is caring for them and doing light housekeeping.

Is it possible to become a Host Family in Canada?

There are several requirements that a Canadian Host Family must meet. Let’s have a look at the most important rules:

have a vacant room in your house where the Au Pair will live

respect the candidate’s work schedule

You must have at least one child under the age of 18 years old.

can afford to provide regular meals, a monthly Au Pair salary

If you meet all of the above criteria, register as a Host Family and begin looking for a participant to join you in this incredible cultural exchange adventure.

What’s the best way to get started?

STEP 1: Contact us by phone or email with any questions you may have about hiring an Au Pair and to determine if this is the correct childcare solution for you!

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STEP 2: Before looking at Au Pair profiles, all of our host families must complete the following documents:

Your family application form – This is the first piece of information your Au Pair will see about your family. Consider the questions requested of you in the Application carefully and provide detailed answers. Consider it as if you were a young adult looking for a family to join.

Dear Au Pair Letter — Use this letter to provide a detailed explanation of your family. Inform the Au Pair about your daily family routines, schedules, and plans to hire an Au Pair. Include photos so your Au Pair can get a sense of what living will be like with your family.

After you’ve registered, make sure to fill out your profile thoroughly. Profiles that include a “Dear Au Pair” letter and photos are far more popular and successful than those that do not.

STEP 3: Review various profiles, conduct an interview, and make your decision!

STEP 4: Await the arrival of your Au Pair.

STEP 5: Welcome your Au Pair to Canada and take advantage of your new daycare and healthier lifestyle!

What is the best way to find an Au Pair in Canada?

The participant must apply for a Working Holiday Visa in order to work as an Au Pair in Canada. The conditions for obtaining this visa vary depending on the applicant’s native country. Some nations can apply until they are 35 years old, while others can only apply until they are 30 years old.

The applicant should consult the regulations on the Canadian embassy’s website in her or his native country.

Requirements An Au Pair must have

  • a basic understanding of French or English.
  • No criminal history,
  • a signed Au Pair contract and insurance that covers everything for the duration of the stay in Canada
  • a valid passport, at least 2500 Canadian dollars in cash, and a return ticket
  • meet the requirements for a Working Holiday Visa but have never applied before

Additional requirements for the participation include:

  • being single,
  • without children,
  • and being physically strong and healthy.