I want to be an aupair in Canada, how does it work?
Canada does not offer a nanny program, but nannies can legally work in the country under:
Temporary employment programs
For people aged 18 - 35 and who are citizens of the following countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The maximum validity of an employment authorization issued under this program is usually 12 months. The additional requirements vary from country to country.
- Aged between 18 and 30
- Must not have accompanying dependents
- Have proof of funds
More Information For Citizens Of The United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Finland can be found at www.canada.org.uk.
More Information For German Citizens www.dfaitmaeci.gc.ca
More Information For New Zealand Citizens www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/newzealand
More Information For Australian Citizens www.whpcanada.org.au
The Live-In Caregiver Program
The Live-in Caregiver Program is a special program to bring workers to Canada to do live-in work as caregivers when there are not enough Canadians to fill the available positions. A "live-in caregiver" is someone who provides unsupervised care of children, the elderly or the disabled in a private household.
Successful Nannies receive an employment authorisation allowing them to work in Canada as live-in caregivers. After two years of employment, program participants can apply in Canada to become permanent residents; they may be granted permanent resident status provided they meet certain requirements. Note: the two years of employment must be completed within three years of the caregiver's arrival in Canada.