Compensating Your Au Pair

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 (more…)

Being a Good Host Family

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 (more…)

Laws Regarding Au Pairs in Canada

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 (more…)