How to Choose Insurance for your Working Holiday Visa in Canada

How to Choose Insurance for your Working Holiday Visa in Canada

Posted April 17, 2020 in How To Guide

Are you trying to figure out what insurance you need for your Canada Working Holiday Visa? At Stepwest, we help working holiday travellers from all over the globe come to Canada for the experience of a lifetime. We know choosing insurance can be a confusing part of the trip planning process. That’s why it’s part of the …Continue Reading

Police Certificates FAQ – International Experience Canada

Police Certificates FAQ – International Experience Canada

Posted April 7, 2020 in How To Guide

When applying for your International Experience (IEC) work permit, either a Working Holiday, Young Professional or International Co-op work permit category, one of the documents that you might be required will be a Police Certificate from your home country and/or any other country that you may have stayed in for 6 months or longer. Let’s say maybe you …Continue Reading

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

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

Posted April 6, 2020 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

Stepwest Stories is back for a Working Holiday story in the Canadian Rockies! We are delighted to introduce Karolina from the Czech Republic. She was referred by our previous rockstar participant, Martin from the Czech Republic. We also featured Martin on our Stepwest Stories back in June 2015 while he completed his study and work experience and …Continue Reading

5 Tips to Find an Internship in Canada with Little to No Experience

5 Tips to Find an Internship in Canada with Little to No Experience

Posted April 3, 2020 in Student Internship

Are you trying to find an international internship in Canada but don’t have enough experience on your CV? Finding the right internship opportunity can make a big difference to successfully starting your career. But finding your internship can prove difficult when you don’t have much, if any, work experience. At Stepwest, we have helped interns from all …Continue Reading

International Experience Canada Health Insurance: What You Need to Know

International Experience Canada Health Insurance: What You Need to Know

Posted April 2, 2020 in How To Guide

Are you participating in International Experience Canada (IEC)? Are you trying to figure out what health insurance you should buy? Today we are answering all your questions about the health insurance you must have before entering Canada and activating your International Experience Canada work permit. This applies for work permits under the Working Holiday, Young Professional and …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)

  July 14, 2020 Important Update: With the status of the current COVID-19 pandemic, temporary residents in Canada with a work or study permit have been told to maintain valid status while in Canada. This can be done by applying for an extension before your current permit expires. Normally, Canada allows applicants that missed their deadline to …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)

  April 17th, 2020 Update from IEC: How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting – International Experience Canada applicants. 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 …Continue Reading

Biometrics for Canada IEC Visa Applications – Your Top FAQ’s

Biometrics for Canada IEC Visa Applications – Your Top FAQ’s

Posted March 20, 2020 in Hospitality Internship, Student Internship, Study & Work, Working Holiday

August 22, 2020 UPDATE – Due to COVID-19, the Government of Canada has announced that extensions are available for biometrics required for IEC applications. See the full details here. Are you looking to come to Canada under International Experience Canada (IEC) with a Working Holiday, International Co-op or Young Professional work permit? Biometrics is a required part of the process …Continue Reading

How to Apply for the Canada Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2020

How to Apply for the Canada Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2020

Posted March 20, 2020 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR WORKING HOLIDAY VISA CANADA APPLICANTS: March 20th, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada has announced that all in-Canada biometrics appointments are canceled until further notice. If you had already booked an appointment within Canada to complete your biometrics for your International Experience Canada working holiday visa application, do not …Continue Reading

Coronavirus Update – Stepwest Participants in Canada

Coronavirus Update – Stepwest Participants in Canada

Posted March 13, 2020 in News

UPDATE April 17th, 2020: How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting – International Experience Canada applicants. March 29th, 2020: Temporary foreign workers, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada. If you’re traveling by air, you need to pass a health check conducted by airlines before you’re allowed to …Continue Reading