Au pair

Childcare for the Modern Family

Au Pair are young individuals who want to live with a Canadian family to experience Canadian culture first hand. Au Pairs provide childcare and light housekeeping duties

Open your home and gain support

When you welcome an Au Pair into your home, you gain reliable and flexible support that grows with your family.


How It Works

Our application process is simple and convenient

1. Registration

Our sign up fee of Can $25* is a onetime fee and will be deducted from your placement fee.

*The signup fee is currently waived

2. Sign in and fill out your HF application to get started

Access our resources and read up on the Au Pair process

3. Browse Au Pair profiles

Search Au Pair profiles filtered by age, nationality, experience and length of stay

4. Skype with potential Au Pairs

Arrange interviews with your preferred Au Pairs at your convenience

5. Arrange your placement through your client account

Found a match? Finalize all requirements right in your client account.

6. On-going support to ensure both parties are happy

Questions? You can message us through your client account

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Au Pair?2019-02-26T09:39:45-08:00

An Au Pair is a young foreign person who helps with child care and light housekeeping. Being an Au Pair gives a possibility for young people to spend some time abroad, learn more about a different culture, and improve the foreign language while supporting their Host family.

What does “Au Pair” stand for?2019-02-26T09:40:07-08:00

The term “Au Pair” from French means “on equal terms”, signifying that Au Pair and Host Family treat each other as equals.

Does Canada have an official Au Pair program?2019-02-26T09:40:26-08:00

No. Au Pairs generally come to Canada on the Holiday Working Visa which is basically an Open Work Permit and can range between 12-24 months.

What duties or tasks can an au pair perform?2019-02-26T09:40:45-08:00

An Au Pair’s main responsibility is childcare. They will ensure the safety and happiness of your child throughout the day while also helping to tidy up after the children and keep their rooms and laundry clean.

How much child care experience do au pairs have?2019-02-26T09:41:08-08:00

The amount of childcare experience an Au Pair has varies depending on the person.

How much do I have pay an Au Pair in Canada?2019-02-26T09:41:26-08:00

Au Pairs in Canada are paid minimum wage in accordance with Employment Standards Canada.

What is the difference between an In-Home Caregiver and an Au Pair?2019-02-26T09:42:14-08:00

An In-Home Caregiver’s main responsibility will be childcare and housekeeping. They rarely have a driver’s license and work between 40 – 48 hours per week. An Au Pair may clean up after the children but not the adults in the home; she comes to Canada for a cultural exchange and will work between 25 – 40 hours per week.

How long can an Au Pair stay in Canada?2019-02-26T09:42:56-08:00

Au Pairs come to Canada on a Working Holiday Visa which is valid anywhere between 12 months to 24 months depending of their nationality.

What is the au pair age requirement?2019-02-26T09:43:14-08:00

Minimum age is 18.

Do Au Pairs speak English?2019-02-26T09:43:30-08:00

Yes, all of our Au Pairs speak English – some as a first language, some as a second.

How long does it take to have an Au Pair?2019-02-26T09:43:51-08:00

Our processing times to get an Au Pair are between 5 – 16 weeks.

What is the next step to hire an Au Pair?2019-02-26T09:51:33-08:00

Register your account or contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to get you started on the next step!

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