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5 Common Mistakes Host Families Make

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5 Common Mistakes Au Pair Host Families Make How to avoid the pitfalls some host families have faced At Canadian Au Pair Solutions we receive urgent emails from time to time where the subject line reads “Help!”  Host families who were unfamiliar with our services or chose to “go it alone” without our help have reached out […]

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Compensating Your Au Pair

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Compensating Your Au Pair in Canada: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS POCKET MONEY! We’ve been hearing too frequently lately from “experienced” host families who have never issued a pay stub or remitted to Revenue Canada… not to mention the families who still think that compensating their beloved Au Pair with “pocket money” is fair and reasonable.  Say what?????  Families and Au […]

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Is the Au Pair option the childcare solution for us?

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Is an Au Pair the childcare solution for us? Are you wondering whether an Au Pair is a good option for your family?  Here are some important things to consider before committing to hosting an Au Pair. First and foremost, you are welcoming into your home a soon-to-be extended member of the family.  Your Au […]

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Hosting an Au Pair – Your Responsibilities

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Your Legal Responsibilities when Hosting an Au Pair It’s been a while since we wrote a blog about the legal responsibilities of hosting an Au Pair.  From time to time we see a wave of host families commenting on social media about the “pocket money” they pay their Au Pair or the Au Pair who […]

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Taking Your Au Pair on Vacation

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It’s Vacation Planning Time! Looking to get away this winter and planning a family trip with your Au Pair?  This is something we have done and it takes good communication to ensure things go well.  Here are our tips for planning a family vacation with your Au Pair. Know your Au Pair Before you plan […]

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What you need to know to Au Pair in Canada

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Becoming an Au Pair in Canada… WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Are you an Au Pair wishing to come to Canada?  It is an amazing opportunity to experience Canada, travel and make lifelong friends. Here are a few things you need to know about becoming an Au Pair before you start contacting families… The Working Holiday […]

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Can My Au Pair Extend Her Stay?

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My Au Pair’s Working Holiday Visa is due to expire and she wants to extend her stay… We have had a number of families ask us if their Au Pair can extend her Visa or stay beyond her Visa expiration.  Wouldn’t this be lovely if International Experience Canada allowed back to back Working Holiday Visas? […]

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