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May 15, 2020

Arrival in Canada: How to Activate your IEC Work Permit

Got your Canada Working Holiday application approved? Preparing your arrival in Canada? We explain what documents you need to activate your IEC permit.

May 7, 2020

How to Find a Job in Whistler with Staff Accommodation

In this post, we explain how to get set up with a job in Whistler that offers accommodation. Employers that provide accommodation save you from the hardest part of beginning your working holiday in Whistler; finding somewhere to live.

Apr. 17, 2020

How to Choose Insurance for your Working Holiday Visa in Canada

What you should know when choosing insurance for your Working Holiday Visa in Canada, and why the right insurance is key for activating your IEC permit.

Apr. 7, 2020

Police Certificates FAQ – International Experience Canada

If you are applying for your work permit under International Experience Canada (IEC), you'll need a Police Certificate. Answer all your questions here!

Apr. 6, 2020

Stepwest Stories – Karolina’s Working Holiday in the Canadian Rockies

Check out the Stepwest Stories of our participant Karolina who completed a Working Holiday in the Canadian Rockies!

Apr. 3, 2020

Top 5 Tips to Find an Internship in Canada for International Students

Interested to find an internship in Canada, but you feel like you don't have enough experience? We give you expert tips to help you in your search!

Apr. 2, 2020

International Experience Canada Health Insurance: What You Need to Know

What you need to know about getting health insurance for International Experience Canada & ensuring your IEC permit is activated for it's duration.

Mar. 25, 2020

Maintain Your Immigration Status – IEC Canada (COVID-19)

Is your IEC Work permit expiring soon? Find out what your options are to stay in Canada. Extend your stay as a visitor or with a Study & Work permit.

Mar. 24, 2020

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

The Government of Canada is now giving applicants of International Experience Canada (IEC) 90 days to submit their biometrics due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mar. 20, 2020

Biometrics for Canada IEC Visa Applications – Your Top FAQs

Wondering what is required for Canada biometrics? We explain how, when and where to submit them for your Working Holiday or other IEC visas.

Mar. 20, 2020

How to Apply for the Canada Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2022

Interested in the working holiday visa for Canada? Looking to participate in International Experience Canada? Here's a step-by-step guide on applying.

Mar. 13, 2020

Coronavirus Update – Stepwest Participants in Canada

Everything Stepwest participants need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting them in Canada. Read more.

Feb. 28, 2020

9 Steps to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Internship in Canada

If you are looking to find an internship in Canada, you must optimize your LinkedIn profile. Check out our tips to create a strong profile!

Feb. 26, 2020

How to file your taxes as a student or Working Holiday participant in Canada – Updated for 2023

Filling your taxes as a student or working holiday in Canada can be complicated. Check out our FAQ on what you need to know about taxes in Canada!

Feb. 13, 2020

Follow Your Work or Study Permit Limits While in Canada: New Entry/Exit program!

What you need to know about Canada's Entry/Exit program: The importance of following your work or study permit limits during your time in Canada.

Feb. 7, 2020

International Experience Canada – Recognized Organization FAQs

Stepwest is a Recognized Organization (RO) under International Experience Canada (IEC). Find out how a RO can help you to work and travel in Canada.

Jan. 29, 2020

How to Create your RO IEC Profile: RO Working Holiday & RO Young Professional

If you are a Stepwest RO participant, this will help you create your RO IEC Profile for your Working Holiday or Young Professional work permit application.

Jan. 27, 2020

How to Pay for Biometrics from within Canada (International Experience Canada)

Biometrics is a mandatory step for all International Experience Canada (IEC) applicants. Learn everything you need to know on how to pay from within Canada.