All visa requirements for au pairs and nannies change on a regular basis for every country. Please note it is YOUR responsibility to check the most up-to-date information on government websites. Thank you!
An au pair can work in Canada under the Live-In Caregiver Programme. Canada designed this programme in order to bring workers to Canada to fill the available live-in caregiver positions when there are not enough Canadians to fill them. A live-in caregiver is defined as someone who provides unsupervised care for children, the elderly or the disabled in a private house.
To enter this programme, an au pair must:
In order for an au pair to be allowed to work in Canada as a live-in caregiver, a prospective employer will submit an application to hire an au pair to the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/SC). Once the HRSDC/SC has confirmed the job, the au pair can begin applying for a work permit. If their application is successful, the work permit is valid for 4 years and 3 months.
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