Category Archives: General

Doing Things “Above Board”

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At Canadian Au Pair Solutions we believe in being smart about hosting an Au Pair and doing everything “by the book.”  This means making sure your Au Pair has the appropriate Visa to work in Canada, registering as an employer, submitting payroll remittances, following the labor standards of your province and adhering by provincial legislation […]

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Dollars and Sense – The Cost of an Au Pair

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Some recent media coverage has highlighted the exorbitant costs associated to daycare in Canada. What does this mean when it comes to hosting an Au Pair? According to a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, a typical family in Vancouver with a child in full-time care can expect to pay approximately $50,000 for childcare. That […]

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We’ve found the perfect Au Pair, BUT…

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Some families who have hosted more than one Au Pair may be familiar with this story… you get plenty of applications and you think you’ve found “the one.”  Your first few email conversations go extremely well and you are excited that you may have found the perfect applicant.  Then she drops the bomb… she ______ […]

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Consistency, Change and Transition of Au Pairs – How Does This Affect Your Family?

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by to read our blog.  Erin and I have been brainstorming blog topics ideas and we welcome any feedback or suggestions that you may have.  If there’s something you’d like us to write about, let us know HERE Today’s topic is a common area of concern that some families have when they […]

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