Category Archives: General

My “Sisters”

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This past weekend, Michelle and I spent a lot of time speaking with families at the Vancouver Baby and Family Fair.  We met many wonderful people and we enjoyed explaining the Au Pair process to curious and interested parents.  What I gained from the experience was an even greater appreciation of how rich my family […]

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Being a Good Host Family

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What does it take to be a good Host Family?  Is your family missing the mark or have you gone through multiple Au Pairs who weren’t happy?  Assuming you did a great job recruiting and selecting your Au Pair, it may be necessary to reflect inward and analyze your actions and/or inactions to determine if your are responsible […]

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Laws Regarding Au Pairs in Canada

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Today’s blog topic is a very serious one that I hope all Canadian Au Pair families will read and share with others.  At Canadian Au Pair Solutions, we have heard countless stories of families who cut corners and employ Au Pairs who are in Canada on tourist/visitor visas. This is not only illegal, it places your […]

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Vacationing With Your Au Pair

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What are the expectations regarding taking your Au Pair on vacation with the family?  Many families choose to take their Au Pair with them on vacations.  Imagine a family vacation with an extra set of hands to help with the airport chaos or to assist at the beach and around the pool.  Imagine a ski holiday where you […]

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