How to become an Au Pair in Canada

Requirements to work as Au pair in Canada

In order to qualify for the Au Pair program in Canada or Australia, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, single and with no children
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Have previous childcare experience** of at least 80  hours non-family practical childcare experience gained within the last 3 years
  • Have no criminal record
  • Your health condition must be good and allow you to work with children.
  • You should be able to aid the family with ordinary domestic work, to participate in family life and to respect the family rules.
  • Want to spend 6 months living with a Canadian or Australian family

** Childcare experience is divided into two sections: au pairs with significant experience with children under the age of two. Experience can be defined as babysitting neighbours or family members or in a school setting. You may volunteer or intern at a day care, nursery school, or kindergarten setting to get the needed hours of experience.

As part of our application process, you’ll also be interviewed by an Au pair Canada representative. You’ll also be asked to provide the following background information including:

  • One childcare reference from your former childcare employers
  • Medical form completed by your physician
  • Criminal background check

Your local Au Pair representative is available to support you during the entire application process if you have any questions on how to apply. You’ll also have access to helpful information about your program. Once your application is accepted by Au pair Canada, your application will become available to interested families.

To start the process please follow the following steps:

1- Register as Au pair at

As soon as we receive your application we will look for a suitable family for you. As soon as one of our families is interested in you, you will send you the family’s profile and photos to arrange an Skype interview between you and the family.

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