Employment requirements and conditions for au pairs and nannies change on a regular basis in every country. Please note it is YOUR responsibility to check the most up-to-date information on government websites. Thank you!
- Age: No age limits are specified in the Live-in Caregiver Program
- Salary (Pocket money): Negotiable, must be specified in employment contract
- Number of hrs to work and days off: Negotiable, must be specified in employment contract
- Visas: An au pair can work in Canada under the Live-In Caregiver Program and will need to apply for a work permit. For more information on the Live-In Caregiver Programme and applying for a work permit see Visa requirements for Canada
- Duration of stay: The work permit is valid for 4 years and 3 months.
- Language requirements: Au pair must be able to speak, read and understand either English or French at a level that allows them to work independently in a home setting.
- Health Insurance: An au pair must have medical and workplace safety insurance. These are paid for by the host family (the employer)
- Travel costs: Travel costs to Canada from the au pair's home country must be paid by the host family, along with all recruitment fees
- Language courses: There are no requirements for an au pair to attend language courses in Canada