What are the requirements to welcoming a Granny au pair in Canada?

Does she need a visa? How does it work?


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The Grannies Au Pair do not enter in a working relationship or work regulation. The primary purpose of these exchanges is touristic, it relates to travelling and exploring different cultures. It is up to the host family and the granny au pair to organize all the different terms in a free way. Pocket money must be paid to the Granny au pair, you can check the amounts used in a classic au pair exchange here or visit the section "Granny au pair compensation in Canada"

Your Granny Au Pair visa application

Depending on the country, to know if a visa is required, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp  and select a country.
For many countries like France you don't need a visa, a valid passport is good enough, for stays less than 6 months.
Countries who require a visa may ask travelers to provide their biometric data (fingerprints and photography) when they apply for a visa.
You can check it online:  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/biometrics.asp
For more information, please visit the Canadian governement website :   http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp

Accommodation certificate and invitation letter

Depending on your Granny au pair nationality and the duration of the stay, the immigration can ask her to provide a proof of accommodation and / or an invitation letter. You can find sample letters below.
If necessary, you simply need to complete and sign the document before returning it to your Granny au pair.

Invitation letter sample
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Accommodation certificate sample
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* Identical sample in every language