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

New Office – Stepwest Moved To A New Location!

New Office – Stepwest Moved To A New Location!

Posted November 27, 2015 in News

We Have Exciting News! The team at Stepwest has very exciting news that we want to share with all of you! Stepwest moved to a new office in Downtown Vancouver! The company has expanded a lot in the past 5+ years and we thought it would be a naturally fitting step to move into a larger office space where …Continue Reading

How To Apply For A Canadian Income Tax Return

How To Apply For A Canadian Income Tax Return

Posted November 25, 2015 in How To Guide

So you decided on coming to beautiful Canada and you’re either currently working at your Working Holiday City Job, Working Holiday Resort Job, or have just finished your program. You may have even been initially surprised by the idea or concept of “paying taxes” here in Canada. You may not have ever experienced anything like that back …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* Click here for the updated IEC 2017 Opening dates, invitation dates, quotas and number of invites per country. 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 …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

Updated April 26, 2016: Please note that the CIC has announced that the eTA will NOT be mandatory to enter Canada between March 15, 2016 to September 29, 2016. As long as you have a valid passport, you do not need an eTA to board your flight. Canadian Border Services Officers can let travellers into Canada without an …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