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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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Au Pair Confidential

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Au Pair Confidential Should you have a confidentiality agreement in your Au Pair Contract? Confidentiality agreements are not solely for employees of celebrities or the super wealthy. They are an effective tool for protecting anyone’s privacy, including conversations about sensitive work or family matters. By proactively addressing these matters and providing guidelines and concrete examples, a confidentiality agreement can […]

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Canada’s failing Caregiver Program has given rise to the popularity of the Au Pair for childcare

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Childcare – One of the biggest concerns for young families in Canada Canadian families are sliding into a childcare crevasse.  From Victoria to Halifax, dual income families are scrambling to find childcare that suits their hectic schedules and doesn’t break the bank.  With the exception of Quebec, there are no provincial or federal childcare options or […]

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