Would you like to live the experience to be an au pair in Canada and discover everything the country hast to offer? If you would like to spend some time living in Canada make sure you register on AuPair.com as soon as possible to find a suitable family for you!
- Requirements for Becoming an Au Pair in Canada
- Duties and Responsibilities of an Au Pair in Canada
- Visa Requirements
- Pocket Money
Au Pair in Canada - At a Glance
Age: 18-30 years old
Length of stay:
Working hours: 25-30
Holidays: two weeks holiday for 6 months of stay
Travel expenses: the au pair will pay for her/his own travel expenses. The host family might offer to share these costs if they are happy with you.
Insurance: the au pair should pay for a health insurance that will cover him/her during the whole stay
Pocket money: 200 CAD/week, approx.
*Working Holiday Visa: citizens of Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zeeland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the Ukraine.
Can I become an Au Pair in Canada?
In order to become an Au Pair in Canada, you need to keep in mind that you have to meet certain requirements.
- You are between 18 and 30 years old
- You have a good command of English
- You are healthy and don't smoke
- Driving license and experience in childcare will be a plus
What are my duties as an Au Pair?
Your main duty will be taking care of the children but you might be asked to do some light household chores. It is important that both family and Au Pair talk about the future Au Pair's duties in order to know what to expect from each other.
Your main tasks should be all related to the children's care and you might have to take them to/from school, cook them some light meals, help them with homework and babysit.
In order to make it official, both the Au Pair and the host family should write down all the duties the Au Pair will be doing during her/his stay. Both sides have to sign the contract.
Working Holiday Visa
Citizens of Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zeeland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the Ukraine.
Make sure you fulfill all the requirements in order to apply for a visa. You will have to ask the Canadian embassy placed in your resident country.
How much pocket money will I get?
The pocket money will be the salary you will get in exchange for taking care of the children. In addition to this, you will also be provided with a private room and meals so you will have full accommodation plus extra money. Your pocket money will depend on where you will be living and it will consist on the minimum wage minus accommodation and meals but Au Pairs in Canada are suppossed to earn approximately 200 CAD/week (141,271 euro/week).
How much does it cost to become an Au Pair?
We would like to give you a general idea of what Au Pair's costs are in order for you to calculate everything you have to pay to become an Au Pair in Canada. Although the Au Pair program is the a greatest way to stay abroad without spending lots of money, there are some things you should not forge
At a Glance:
- Fee for the Au Pair agency (if you choose one)
- Travel expenses
- Visa expenses
- Presents for the host family
What about the insurance?
Au Pairs in Canada should pay for their health insurance themselves and this insurance should last their whole stay and include medical care, hospitalization and repatriation. Some families might offer to pay part or the whole insurance costs but this is in any case up to them.
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