Working Holiday in Canada

Canada Working Holiday

Canada is a popular working holiday destination. It is known for its vast and spectacular landscapes, vibrant cities, Indigenous culture and fantastic snow season which can last 9 months of the year.

Working Holiday Visa

Visa: The Canadian working holiday visas are now known as IEC (International Experience Canada) work permits.
Available to citizens ofAustralia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United Kingdom are eligible for a Canadian working holiday visa, so long as they fulfill certain criteria which are specific to each country.
Length of stay: 12-24 months (dependent on country agreements)
Age: 18 to 30 and for most countries; 18-35 for citizens of Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland. Some countries’ programs specify that the applicant must be a full-time student; others do not, and some have separate programmes for students and non-students.

Citizens of the U.S. who are full-time students (or have been within the past 9 months) are eligible for 12-month working holiday permits if obtained through the intermediary organization SWAP.

Citizens of Poland between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible. Canada has also signed an agreement with Spain.

Citizens of Ukraine between the ages of 18 and 25 are eligible. There are no restriction for applicants status (non-students).

Types of work available

The type of work allowed and the maximum duration of stay depends on the applicant’s country of residence. Work is often found in the vibrants cities such as Vancouver in hospitality positions in cafes and pubs and office support. The ski centres are world-renowned and most have snow 9 months of the year and employ vast numbers of people for the smooth operation of their resorts. Over the summer months staff are still required as there are many mountain bike tracks.

As the IEC program works on a first-come, first-served basis. This is due to the fact that in many countries there are a high number of applicants competing for a spot in a very limited time period. Visit www.international.gc.ca for more details and to apply.

Whether it is the snow that is calling you or summer in the cities get of to the right start on your Canadian adventure with our ebook. Coming soon.

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