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Au Pair Culture Quests

Canada

North America
Capital: Ottowa
Language(s):  English, French
Religion(s):  Christianity

The following information is generalized and compiled from questions posed to the agents and interviewers in Canada. Although au pairs from this country may or may not have had these experiences/beliefs, Au Pair in America wishes to share this general information with our families.

Common Characteristics:

  • Canadians are patriotic, but perhaps don't express this as openly as US citizens.
  • Every province is known for its own individual traits.
  • It’s common for young people to be involved in sports and outdoor activities. Hockey tends to be the most popular sport across the country, but soccer, baseball, football and basketball are very popular as well.

Fun Facts:

  • Most Canadians actually do not say ‘eh’… but it can happen occasionally!
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, stretching from the Pacific in the west to the Atlantic in the east; and from the Arctic Ocean in the north, to the Great Lakes in the south.
  • Canadians always like to talk about the weather, and are quick to reassure you that it actually doesn’t snow all year round, except in the Far North.

“BEST experience of your life. The people you meet, your host family, the experiences are things you will never forget. If you are worried, there is no need. Au Pair in America supports au pairs; they are always there for you every step of the way.”   – Julie, au pair from Canada
“It is the most rewarding experience I have ever had. My host family really has become my extended family. It's your opportunity to make the most of - it's only going to be as good as you make it!”   – Tessa, au pair from Canada
“Please do it, it will change your life for the better! A great experience!”   – Megan, au pair from Canada

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