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What is an Au Pair?
An Au Pair is a young person, usually between the ages of 18 and 29 (sometimes older), who travels abroad (in this case, to Canada), lives with a host family, and helps take care of the family's children. By living with the family the Au Pair will be fully integrated into family life and will develop an intimate understanding of Canadian culture.
The word “au pair” comes from the French term, meaning “on a par” or “equal to”. This means that the relationship between the family and au pair is intended to be one of equals. The au pair should be treated like a member of the family, as an older brother or sister to the children they are looking after. In return, the au pair should want to integrate into family life as much as possible.
As an Au Pair, you will be expected to interact with your “family” in English, so you can expect to feel more comfortable with the language over time. Being an Au Pair is a great way to experience living in Canada.