5 tips to find your internship in Canada with little to no experience

5 tips to find your internship in Canada with little to no experience

Posted April 3, 2020 in Student Internship

Trying to find an internship in Canada but not much experience on the CV? If you are from a country that holds an active agreement with Canada regarding the International Experience Canada (IEC Canada), then Canada is the perfect country to gain real-world experience while improving your level of English. An internship in Canada will open doors …Continue Reading

Maintain your immigration status   IEC Canada (COVID-19)

Maintain your immigration status IEC Canada (COVID-19)

Posted March 25, 2020 in How To Guide, Recognized Organization (RO)

Make sure you maintain your status in Canada Due to the COVID-19 situation a lot of International Experience Canada (IEC) 2020 participants are struggling to try to figure out what to do if they can not return back to their home countries, but their IEC work permits are about to expire. What can be done in this …Continue Reading

Biometrics Extended to 90 days for IEC Applicants – COVID-19

Biometrics Extended to 90 days for IEC Applicants – COVID-19

Posted March 24, 2020 in How To Guide, Recognized Organization (RO)

  Biometrics Appointment – IEC Canada work permit application Are you an International Experience Canada applicant? Then you are surely affected by the current COVID-19 crisis, including our Recognized Organization (RO) applicants, whether you are in Canada or outside of Canada during your IEC work permit application process. But no worries! This is a temporary situation and Canada …Continue Reading

Coronavirus Update – Stepwest Participants in Canada

Coronavirus Update – Stepwest Participants in Canada

Posted March 13, 2020 in News

UPDATED March 18th, 2020: The Government of Canada is banning entry of foreign nationals by air travel from all countries INCLUDING the U.S. It would not apply to aircrews, travellers arriving in Canada in transit to a third country, Canadian Permanent Residents, diplomats, or immediate family members of Canadian citizens. Please follow the recommendations given by the Government …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories: Gabriel from Costa Rica and his Hospitality internship in the Canadian Rockies

Stepwest Stories: Gabriel from Costa Rica and his Hospitality internship in the Canadian Rockies

Posted March 12, 2020 in Stepwest Stories

We want to introduce Gabriel, our Stepwest Stories star! A graduated Chef from Costa Rica currently completing his Hospitality internship in Canada (Banff, Alberta) through our work experience programs. Almost a year ago, Gabriel decided to leave Costa Rica to challenge himself with new work experience abroad. The Canadian Rockies, to be more exact, Banff, Alberta, would …Continue Reading

9 Steps to optimize your LinkedIn profile for your internship search in Canada

9 Steps to optimize your LinkedIn profile for your internship search in Canada

Posted February 28, 2020 in Student Internship

If you are reading this article; you must have a LinkedIn profile already. But are you really making the most out of your LinkedIn profile? If you are looking to find an internship in Canada, you must optimize your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool to connect with host companies, make yourself known and obtain …Continue Reading

How to file your taxes as a student or Working Holiday participant in Canada – Updated for 2020

How to file your taxes as a student or Working Holiday participant in Canada – Updated for 2020

Posted February 26, 2020 in How To Guide

UPDATED March 26th, 2020:  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government of Canada has extended the deadline to file your income tax and benefit return from April 30th to June 1st, 2020. For more information please refer to the website of the Government of Canada. Tax season is back! Whether you are planning to come …Continue Reading

Tips to Find your Internship in Canada from our Lead Placement Specialist

Tips to Find your Internship in Canada from our Lead Placement Specialist

Posted February 20, 2020 in Student Internship

Would you like to find an internship in Canada in 2020? If you are from a country that holds an active agreement with Canada regarding the International Experience Canada (IEC Canada), then Canada is the perfect country to gain real-world experience while improving your level of English. An internship in Canada will open doors for your future …Continue Reading

Follow your Work or Study Permit limits during your time in Canada: New Entry/Exit program!

Follow your Work or Study Permit limits during your time in Canada: New Entry/Exit program!

Posted February 13, 2020 in News

Whether you are already in Canada completing an internship, enjoying your Working Holiday program in the Canadian Rockies or starting a College Co-Op Diploma program as a student in Vancouver, this is an update that you should be aware of: Canada’s federal immigration authorities are now able to monitor the entry and exit information by air and …Continue Reading

Recognized Organization – International Experience Canada FAQs

Recognized Organization – International Experience Canada FAQs

Posted February 7, 2020 in How To Guide, News, Recognized Organization (RO)

NOTE IEC 2020: We have a very limited number of spots for this program during the IEC 2020 Season, that’s why we will not be able to assist every interested applicant. We are currently NOT accepting applicants for IEC 2020 under RO status. Please check back at a later date for further updates.  —— Stepwest is a Recognized Organization …Continue Reading