Au Pair in Canada

Au Pair in Canada for a truly wild experience

Canada is a country of incredible scenery and wilderness, great lakes and great ice hockey! Worlds’ best ski fields, famous music festival in Banff, French speaking Quebec and balmy Vancouver with nearby skiing in your free time.

There is fantastic public transport, friendly people, excellent shopping, and cosmopolitan lifestyle with so much beauty around you.

From the safety of a host family, you can immerse yourself in Canadian culture as an au pair -no childcare qualification required! Help your host family for 25-40 hours per week with childcare and light housework.

Our families are located in the big cities and towns right across Canada – Vancouver, Quebec, Banff, and Montreal…

We offer you the opportunity to have a quality Canadian host family organised in writing before you leave home.

We will guide you through the entire process and help you find your perfect family so you have full peace of mind before you leave Australia. So you can pack your bags and say goodbye to family and friends at home, knowing everything is already taken care of.

It is our 100% placement guarantee

  • We match your dream family requirements and introduce you to as many host families as needed until you are 100% confident you’ve found your perfect family!
  • We’ll advise – and advocate for you – on the very best pay and conditions you can negotiate to ensure your time away is the best it can be.
  • Our families not only offer the best conditions, they treat their au pair / nanny the best as well! They will include you in family life and take time to get to know you as a person.
  • We offer 24 hour – 7 day a week local support throughout your placement, from  your dedicated in-country support expert.
  • Sound exciting? It is! Our applicants rave about what we do.
Au Pair in Canada


When can I go ?

  • 9 month placements all year round
  • 12 month placements all year round
  • 24 month placements all year round

What you receive:

  • Own private furnished bedroom in our host family’s home
  • All meals 7 days a week
  • Earn weekly pay $160 -$280 for your sightseeing and going out, no living expenses
  • 2 days free time per week (usually weekends)
  • Support 24-7 from your dedicated local support expert in Canada throughout your placement, and from JCR Australia.

Am I eligible?

  • Females aged 18 – 35
  • Speak English as a first language
  • Have 60+ hours childcare experience – eg babysitting, tutoring or coaching
  • Clean criminal record and good health
  • Have a good sense of responsibility and a positive attitude


Program Cost

NO application fee: $0 – pay nothing until you have accepted a family’s offer after interview

Placement fee – $990

Payable in 2 instalments – 1st instalment when you apply for your visa, and 2nd instalment after we have arranged your signed placement agreement with your chosen host family

Visa application fee

Flights and travel insurance – arrange your own, or our partner STA Travel guarantee to give you an amazing deal!

How to be an au pair in Canada

Find out everything you need to know about becoming an au pair in Canada.

  • Visa information
  • Program requirements
  • Role description
  • Host family information


Laura in Canada

I LOVE CANADA!!!!! So much to see and do! My host family is great! They’ve really taken me in as another member of the family! I even enjoy doing stuff with them on the weekends. We went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver last weekend…Amazing!!! And we are all going away to a remote little cabin this weekend! So thank you for everything!!!!!!!! –


Monica in Canada

I joined JCR last year and you placed me with the most amazing family I could ever ask for! I would just like to say Thank You so much for this wonderful experience.

Recent family placement in Canada

Experienced Nanny required for 12 months placement from September

CAD/AUD $200-225 per week
The family live in Maple Ridge, BC which is about 45 min outside of Vancouver. They also have a family cabin in the mountains as they enjoy the outdoors. They need a capable nanny to care for their 2 children aged 7 and 9 years as both parents work full time.
A typical day would getting the children ready for school, preparing breakfast and ensuring they get to school on time. After school drop off, the nanny would be required to do some dinner preparation and light housekeeping related to the children such as their laundry, tidying their rooms etc.
Hours would be 7 am to 10.00 and then 2- 6 pm.
The nanny would be provided with her own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.