Shortage of foreign care-givers in Canada opens doors to Au pairs

Canada is facing a severe shortage of foreign nannies. And this has become a cause of serious concern for families in Canada needing nannies or foreign caregivers at their homes.

Au pairs—a perfect solution for child-care needs—Are you fed up of searching for foreign live-in caregivers for child-care requirements? Go for Au pairs instead. Yes, its true. Scarcity of foreign caregivers or nannies in Canada has made way for European style system.

Its ‘Au pairing’- a typical European child-care system where foreign students live and work as nannies with families. This system is becoming increasingly popular among Canadian families in need of live-in caregivers or nannies for child-care.

Au pairing is becoming a low-risk and cost-effective solution for Canadian families struggling to find a live-in foreign caregiver for childcare requirements.

Canada’s live-in caregiver program-a failure—The fact is that Canada’s live-in caregiver program is not bringing the desired results. And this has put a big question mark on the future of such Canadian immigration program, states Manuela Gruber Hersch, president of Association of Caregiver and Nanny Agencies Canada.

Canada is having a huge demand for foreign live-in caregivers and the demand is ever-growing, feels Gruber Hersch.

In such a scenario, there is no option but to seek suitable alternatives for getting required number of live-in caregivers and nannies in Canada, she adds.

Au pairs—boon for foreign students and Canadian families—The fact is that finding a nanny in Canada is quite difficult if not impossible. So, the option of Au pairs seems a reliable solution and a wonderful opportunity for foreign students wanting to live and work as nannies with Canadian families.

Moreover, for young and adventurous foreigners who wish to polish their linguistic skills and also fancy the idea of living in a new nation and even get paid for it,

Au pairing is the best opportunity, says Gruber Hersch. All they have to do is to get a Canada working holiday visa and come to Canada. They can work as care-givers and help in household chores in Canada. Facilities include an allowance along with lodging and boarding facilities by Canadian families.