Why Being an Au Pair in Canada?


#1st CANADA People, landscape and lifestyle…you should live here for a while to understand how different it is.

16996488_10210250031480478_3418408394593522960_nOne car is bigger than 3 cars in Italy, I’m not kidding.

Hockey obsession, as soccer in Italy.

Going to the grocery store and buying so much stuff that you can’t see where you are going with your shopping cart. Everything is soo big.

You have dinner at 5 pm, no problem. A little hard for me that I usually eat my snack at 5 pm. So the first days I used to go to bed hungry and wake up at 4 am because I was starving.

Oh and be ready for Christmas time, people are crazy! You receive at least 3/4 presents from EACH person..so I let you imagine how many presents a family of 5 can have under the Christmas tree. I was shocked, believe me.

And so on..Everything is not perfect, Canada is not a paradise but you can learn from both the positives and the negatives.

#2nd LANGUAGE If you really wanna improve your English this is exactly what you need. You will wake up one day and you will realise how much more fluent you are. Least effort, best result!

#3rd  PEOPLE You will create a multicultural au pairs’ group and you will end to talk about how many languages you know, how many experiences you made and..you will end up talking about food for sure. Italians complain about pizza or pasta or whatever is called ITALIAN because is not Italian. French people complain about cheese, Mexican people about tacos and so on. This is so funny.

4th KIDS You can’t imagine how many things you can learn from the kids, it’s unbelievable. They ask for love and they will give you love. I could cry if I think that one day I will have to say GOODBYE. They are making me feel part of the family and how could I leave my family forever?..


5th FAMILY Everyday face to face with the dynamics of a family.

Me before my departure “ Mom, I wanna be a mom of four kids” – Me now “ 1 and no more!” ahahah

You could feel sorry for your mom and everything she got through for you and because of you. Now I’m talking as a daughter, being a mom is the hardest job in the world! Trust me!

6th GROWTH Personal growth. You will have to adapt to something completely new and you have no choice. If you don’t make it works you will have the worst experience ever. So undoubtedly you will change. This is the essence. Change and growth.

Leaving for being the best version of you. This is exactly what happened. You will find skills and resources you would never imagine to have.


P.S. As you can see, the last week one day was 19°. The day after was snowing, crazy eh?

Be inspired and enjoy your life.

Have a safe journey!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Juliana says:

    Hi! Where You from?
    I’m brazilian and I want go to Canadá as au pair, but I don’t know How do this. How can I get the Visa? Only Work Holiday visa?
    Thank You for your help

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Camilla says:

      Hello Juliana! No one of the team is Brazilian, so we do not have any idea of how to fix your problems. However, we can advise you to go to the Canadian Embassy/Consulate and their websites.


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