The Best of 2016 at Stepwest! Ready to rock the New Year!

December 29, 2016
Posted in News


As 2016 is about to come to an end, it seems like yesterday when we had just moved to our brand new office, full of boxes, at the end of 2015! Now one year later, we almost can’t believe how far we’ve come in this year! 2016 has been a very memorable one for the Stepwest Family, full of learning experiences to help us all get better every day at what we do, and also full of some really rewarding stories from our programs’ participants and professional achivements that motivate us to keep up the good work!

Between securing Working Holiday jobs in Resorts, Internships in Canada as well for our International students, we wrapped up some of the best of 2016 at Stepwest!

Recognized Organization by The Government of Canada

We still get excited about this! All of us remember exactly what we were doing when we received the news that we became designated Recognized Organization (RO) from the Government of Canada  under the IEC (International Experience Canada) initiative by Citizenship and Immigration Canada!

All our growth in our 6 years at Stepwest, led us to become a Recognized Organization (RO). After going through a rigorous application and screening process based on the quality of programs, as well as financial and operational measures of the company – an amazing milestone was achieved!

Stepabroad ✈️ 🌍

Our baby company! It’s been a while since we decided that it was time to establish an Outbound Department of Stepwest. This 2017 will mark a big difference in Stepabroad and our programs sending our Canadian youth overseas as well through our Working Holidays for CanadiansInternships for Canadians, and our Teach Abroad programs. We aim to provide the best work experiences overseas for Canadian youth encouraging all of them to go abroad and explore!

At Stepwest we are an international team and we know what it means to work in a foreign country as an unique and wonderful experience! It exposes you to a different culture and allows you to learn a new language, meet new people, and get a new perspective on the world. It’s an experience not many people get a chance to have and our goal is to make this experience more accesible for Canadians!! So guys, get ready, we will be releasing new abroad programs soon and you won’t be able to resist! 

ST Star Awards – Stepwest Shortlisted Third Year in a row! ✨🏆

This past summer we were pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for a THIRD YEAR IN A ROW among the top 5 Star Work Experience Provider at the 11th Study Travel Star Awards for International Education!

Being nominated amongst the world’s best Work Experience Providers is great motivation; it shows we are on the right path to becoming the best at what we do. Now that we have reached this level, this is just the beginning for us; our team of hard-working professionals is already planning new ways of improving and innovating our programs in order to continue to always offer the best customized service. With 3 nominations for the last 3 years, at Stepwest we are looking forward to the 2017 ST Star Awards in London!

Our Team at our new office! 💪

In the last year we’ve grown so much, not only for the size of our brand new office in downtown Vancouver, but also our team! Each one of us here is a vital part of shaping this company. Always maintaining a positive attitude, work ethic, and laughter will guide our growth in 2017! All of us together make Stepwest what it is, and we want to thank each and every single one of you – who have been part of Stepwest this year, including friends, partners, clients and previous co-workers who have all made Stepwest what it is!!

2017 is coming; full of new challenges, new goals & new projects … and we are more than ready!

Happy New Year everyone!



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