Size: 9,984,670 sq km (3,855,100 sq mi)
Language: English and French
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Average au pair salary: at least the minimum wage minus room and board
Visa needed: Working Holiday Visa
Top 5 largest cities
- Toronto (Ontario)
- Montreal (Quebec)
- Calgary (Alberta)
- Ottawa (Ontario)
- Edmonton (Alberta)
IAPA certified au pair agencies
Au pairs usually sign up with an agency in their home country that has partnered up with an agency in their host country. So for example: when I was an au pair in Australia I first signed up with an agency in The Netherlands that partnered up with the Smart Au Pairs agency in Australia. The Dutch agency helped me with the matching process and everything before I left, then after I arrived in Australia the Australian agency took over and I had to contact them for help. You can ask the agency in your home country who their partner is in your host country. If you’re not sure which agency to choose in your home country then you can have a look at the IAPA website.
Here are the IAPA certified au pair agencies in Canada:
- Diamond Personnel Inc | www.diamondpersonnel.com
- International Career Studies (CareerQuest Inc.) | www.english360.ca
- International Nannies & Homecare Ltd | www.internationalnannies.com
- Niagara Caregivers & Personnel Ltd | www.niagaracaregivers.com
- Scotia Personnel Ltd | www.scotia-personnel-ltd.com
- Trafalgar Personnel Limited | www.trafalgarpersonnel.com
Facebook groups are a great way to meet other au pairs. If you’re living in a remote area that has no Facebook group for au pairs you might want to try other ways like meetup.com (not specifically to meet other au pairs, but still good to meet like minded people and a great way to meet some locals!).
Here are some of the largest au pair Facebook groups in Canada:
- coming soon!
Day in the life of an au pair in Canada
What else would you like to know about being an au pair in Canada? Leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.