We are proud to be a trusted Recognized Organization by the Government of Canada under its program International Experience Canada (IEC).
A ‘Recognized Organization (RO)’ title is awarded to organizations that have passed a rigorous application, screening, and selection process by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), via International Experience Canada (IEC).
The eligibility criteria is based on the 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.
Our sister company, Stepabroad, gives young Canadians the opportunity to experience work and travel in destinations around the globe.
No two people are the same. We all have different interests, ambitions and needs – we want to know yours. Our programs are personalized to meet your needs – whether you’re looking for a professional internship at a top Canadian startup, work experience at a resort in the Canadian Rockies or to work and study in Vancouver.
Since 2010, we’ve been helping young participants from over 35 countries work and travel in Canada with guaranteed work experiences through our Internship, Working Holiday and Study and Work programs.
Our focus is to create the best possible experience to help you grow personally and professionally. We’ll be there every step of the way – from initial idea to planning, living and working in Canada, until you return home – to ensure you are safe and make the most out of your experience abroad.
Our current mandate is to allow more Canadian youth to embark on work experiences abroad in order to 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.
We see a future where we can empower Canadian and foreign national youth, regardless of their socioeconomic status, to work and travel anywhere on the globe cost-effectively.
We enable youth to 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 aim is to help you grow personally and professionally. Living and working abroad will make you more culturally aware and understanding, as well as giving you the necessary skills to boost your global career.
In each of our locations, our on-site coordinators and partners will go the extra mile to support you throughout your work experience. We are proud to see our values reflected in our reviews online.
Our programs are built with affordability in mind; we want to enable all youth, no matter their economical background, to enrich their careers thanks to our travel and work experiences in Canada.
Want to know more about Stepwest? Get in touch with our team to learn more about how you can study, work and travel in Canada with Stepwest.
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“My adventure with Stepwest was just perfect! If you want a good experience in Canada you should go with them. They were very helpful in getting me to Whistler. I am very happy and I really thank them!”
“Potentially the nicest people on the planet! I was never left to worry during any step of my progress... You feel like they really genuinely care about you going on your adventures :)”
“If it wasn't for Stepwest I wouldn't be in Canada right now, they helped me with everything from getting my visa application started to getting a job here in Canada...”
“Fantastic experience with Stepwest ... they were extremely friendly, quick to respond and offered very helpful advice throughout the whole process. Thank you!!”
“My experience with Stepwest was amazing... I would recommend Stepwest to anyone that wants to have a great experience in Canada.”
“One of the best decisions of my life. They have made everything easy and clear. I am very grateful to the entire team for their attention and dedication. I would absolutely recommend them!”