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…)

Reputable Canadian Advice

Canadian Families Should Seek Canadian Advice At Canadian Au Pair Solutions, Michelle and I often are asked questions about Canada’s “Au Pair Program” and how Canada differs from other nations with respect to the hiring of Au Pairs. The truth is, Canada does not have an official Au Pair Program.  Unlike the United States which (more…)

Vacationing With Your Au Pair

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 (more…)