About

We’re Stepwest, a leading internship & working holiday placement agency passionate about helping you obtain personal and professional growth with guaranteed work experiences in Canada.

After hearing from so many people who wanted to be able to choose a program that was completely designed around them, we found that the one thing that was missing from the market was someone who offered everything from higher level study, to Professional Internships, to Resort Adventures – and all of which included a guaranteed work placement! So we asked the question “Why not?” and since 2010 we have been doing just that! We have since developed into Canada’s fastest growing placement agency.

We specialize in internships and work placements for international students and young professionals in Canada. From the outset, we always put ourselves in your shoes and asked, “How can I have the most amazing and stress-free experience of my life?”. By continuing to ask ourselves this question it has allowed us to constantly develop our programs completely based around you.

As we have all worked abroad or completed an internship at some point, we are in the unique position of truly understanding your program needs. Everyone on Our Team believes that travel  is one of the best things a person can ever do. It looks great on a resume, allows you to build your network and most importantly it allows you to meet some really amazing people!

 

Our Awards & Achievements

2016 – Awarded “Recognized Organization (RO)” Designation by Citizenship and Immigration Canada via International Experience Canada

“A ‘Recognized Organization (RO)’ title is given to organizations that have passed a rigorous application, screening, and selection process. The eligibility criteria is based on quality of work and travel programs provided, the volume and reciprocity ratio of Canadian to foreign international youth processed, and internal operations that work to continuously grow and improve the services being offered. The Designation grants a set number of work permits to the RO to be used for international youth whose home country does not have a Youth Mobility Agreement with Canada.”

2015 – Shortlisted Top 5 Work Experience Provider by Study Travel Magazine

“An annual award recognizing the best work experience agencies around the world. Study Travel Magazine (STM) is a reference within the work & travel and education industries. The STM annual Star Awards recognize high professionalism, dedication and reliability, as voted by thousands of International Education industry professionals.”

2014 – Shortlisted Top 5 Work Experience Provider by Study Travel Magazine

“An annual award recognizing the best work experience agencies around the world. Study Travel Magazine (STM) is a reference within the work & travel and education industries. The STM annual Star Awards recognize high professionalism, dedication and reliability, as voted by thousands of International Education industry professionals.”

 

Our Mandate

Our current mandate is to allow more Canadian youth to embark on work experiences abroad in order to eventually create a 1:1 reciprocity ratio with foreign national youth coming to Canada. We want to be able to provide both Canadian and foreign youth with the same amount of opportunities to travel to a new country and to gain work experience. Through these experiences, we aim to see youth immerse themselves in a new culture and eventually grow into mature and well-developed citizens who will be active and engaged members of their respective communities.

Our Vision 

Stepwest is an award-nominated travel and work experience provider founded in 2010. We want to become the leader in Canada of travel and work experiences abroad by providing Canadian youth of all backgrounds with opportunities for personal, career, and cultural growth through affordable, all-inclusive work experiences.

We aim to develop our company to a large and global scale with satellite offices worldwide in order to build a large network of work experience programs. This will help amplify the global awareness of the benefits of working abroad and promote the professional and cultural development of Canadian Youth. Through the process of cultural development in youth, we hope to see a more culturally educated and accepting generation ahead of us, helping Canada foster good relations with different countries around the world.

We see a future where we can empower Canadian and Foreign national youth, regardless of socioeconomic status, to work and travel anywhere on the globe cost-effectively, and foster the latest technology to share their experiences with others both in Canada and around the world.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to provide amazing, life-changing travel and work experiences to inspire Canadian youth to go abroad and foreign nationals to come Canada. We want to encourage them to go out of their comfort zone in order to boost their career globally and widen their perception of both Canadian and other cultures. We aim to develop an adaptive and culturally knowledgeable generation ready to succeed in the workforce both today and tomorrow.

Our mission is to provide students, recent graduates, and young professionals of all backgrounds with opportunities for international work experience and personal growth through affordable, customized internships around the world.

Our Values

Stepwest specializes in offering and providing all-inclusive travel and work programs and support services to ensure your experience is a personal, cultural, and professional success. In each of our locations, our on-site coordinators and partners will advise and support you throughout your work experience.

Customized Placements

At Stepwest, we will work with you to find the right placement for you. The placement not only has to fit your skills, but also your interests and long term goals.

Cultural & Professional Development

At Stepwest, we understand that the best way of achieving professional success in a global career is through strong inter-cultural knowledge and learning. This is why all our programs’ orientation includes inter-cultural training and practical knowledge necessary to help you in your immersion process. Moreover, you will have access to social and cultural events through your programs.

Cost-effective

Our programs are built with affordability in mind; we want to allow all Canadian and foreign national youth, no matter of economical background, to enrich their careers thanks to our travel and work experiences.

Global Network

Stepwest offers one of the most diverse and extensive internship placement networks available. Come explore our placements and discover how you may launch your career abroad.

Program Support

From the moment you begin your application process to your pre-departure seminar, Stepwest is available to help prepare you and offer the best ongoing support possible whenever you need it.

 

Study, Work and Travel in Canada with Stepwest