2015 Archive

15 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays In Vancouver!

15 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays In Vancouver!

Posted December 17, 2015 in Study & Work, Working Holiday

We’re now officially in the middle of December and you can definitely feel the holiday cheer in the air in Canada, whether it be on the streets and in the shops of Vancouver, or in our own office at Stepwest! We just wanted to share with you different events to help you celebrate the upcoming new year …Continue Reading

How To Apply For A Canadian International Co-op Visa 2016

How To Apply For A Canadian International Co-op Visa 2016

Posted December 16, 2015 in How To Guide, Study & Work

Instructions For Candidates Instructions For Host Employers For those who are still not aware, International Experience Canada 2016 has announced a completely new application process for the new year! The changes are applicable to Working Holiday, International Co-op, and Young Professional candidates. For those interested in applying for the International Co-op category, there will be quite a few …Continue Reading

How To Apply For A Canadian Income Tax Return – Working Holiday or Students

How To Apply For A Canadian Income Tax Return – Working Holiday or Students

Posted November 25, 2015 in How To Guide

So you came to beautiful Canada and are either currently working at your Working Holiday City Job, Working Holiday Resort Job, or have just finished your program. You may have been surprised to find out that you have to pay taxes here in Canada, even on your working holiday. If you’ve never filed taxes before, you may …Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips To Ace Your Canadian Internship Interview

Top 10 Tips To Ace Your Canadian Internship Interview

Posted November 16, 2015 in How To Guide, Study & Work

Are you ready to start interviewing for a Professional Internship in Canada through our Internship Programs or Education Programs? Do you have little experience with interviewing professionally? Have you never interviewed for a professional job or an internship before? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, don’t hesitate! If you are coming to Canada via an International …Continue Reading

International Experience Canada 2016 Opening Dates

International Experience Canada 2016 Opening Dates

Posted October 30, 2015 in News

*LAST UPDATED AS OF September 6th, 2016* Refer to the table below to see invitation dates, quotas, number of invites sent so far per country for IEC 2016, and more. First off, the team at Stepwest would like to thank everybody for their support and questions for us during the International Experience Canada IEC 2015 season!  A quick re-cap of the IEC …Continue Reading

How Much Does It Cost To Live In Vancouver For Working Holidays?

How Much Does It Cost To Live In Vancouver For Working Holidays?

Posted October 16, 2015 in Study & Work, Working Holiday

So you’ve found an awesome Working Holiday job in Vancouver through our Working Holiday City Job Program and you’ve started to settle down in your daily routine and have even made a few friends along the way. Sounds pretty good, right? In order to help you plan ahead and budget accordingly, let’s walk through a breakdown of …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Charlotte from Germany & Her Internship Adventure in Canada!

Stepwest Stories – Charlotte from Germany & Her Internship Adventure in Canada!

Posted October 2, 2015 in Stepwest Stories, Study & Work

Stepwest Stories introduces Charlotte (24) from Munich, Germany! We are really glad to talk about Charlotte’s story during her experience in Canada, through our Business Essentials Program. Charlotte got her Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Management, and specialized in Marketing and Event Management back in Germany. “I wanted to gain international experience and I want to …Continue Reading

Canada eTA Requirement for Working Holidays, Internships, and More

Canada eTA Requirement for Working Holidays, Internships, and More

Posted September 24, 2015 in Study & Work, Working Holiday

The following information applies to our International Participants who may be interested in coming to Canada for any of our Work and Travel programs such as our Working Holiday and Internship programs. This article has a FAQ and a list of visa-exempt countries for your convenience. In short, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have an eTA requirement for foreign …Continue Reading

Nominated for a ST Star Award as Top 5 Work Experience Provider – Second year in a row!

Nominated for a ST Star Award as Top 5 Work Experience Provider – Second year in a row!

Posted August 1, 2015 in News

There is no better way to start our week at Stepwest than with this exciting news! We’re thrilled to announce that we´ve been nominated for an ST Star Award by Study Travel Magazine, the second year in a row! The ST Star Awards takes place every year and ranks excellence in business performance in the industry. In 2014, thanks to …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Chloe, Digital Marketing in Vancouver

Stepwest Stories – Chloe, Digital Marketing in Vancouver

Posted July 31, 2015 in Stepwest Stories, Student Internship

Stepwest Stories is back again! This month our Stepwest Star comes from France and her name is Chloe. We are really excited about this story as Chloe was in touch with us for a longtime before she finished her last year of classes and her internship. Chloe didn’t want to take any risks and she wanted to be …Continue Reading