Category: How To Guide

How Australians Can Work in Canada – A Complete Guide

How Australians Can Work in Canada – A Complete Guide

Posted July 16, 2020 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

Note: If you are looking for information regarding IEC repeat participation, please refer to our Recognized Organization IEC Season 2020/2021 page. The many similarities between Canadians and Australians is a big draw for Australians looking to work in Canada. Together we’re friendly, open to adventure, value a laidback lifestyle, and have an appreciation for natural beauty. The …Continue Reading

Arrival in Canada: How to Activate your IEC Work Permit

Arrival in Canada: How to Activate your IEC Work Permit

Posted May 15, 2020 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

Congratulations on receiving your IEC Working Holiday approval! Now it’s time to start preparing for your arrival in Canada. In order to do so, there are a few documents you must get ready to ensure your entry through Immigration Canada goes smoothly. Important note: Make sure you refer to the Government of Canada’s website for the most …Continue Reading

How to Find a Job in Whistler with Staff Accommodation

How to Find a Job in Whistler with Staff Accommodation

Posted May 7, 2020 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

Whistler is one of the most famous resort destinations in Canada. Every year, thousands of working holiday participants travel to Whistler for the ultimate working holiday experience on the west coast of Canada. As one of the most popular working holiday destinations, there is more competition for jobs in Whistler with staff accommodation. Are you wondering if …Continue Reading

Hiring Seasons for a Ski & Summer Working Holiday in Canada

Hiring Seasons for a Ski & Summer Working Holiday in Canada

Posted April 22, 2020 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

Are you planning a gap year or working holiday in Canada? Canada is the perfect year-round destination if you wish to experience a ski season then spend the summer exploring national parks. It’s a great place to enjoy the endless outdoor adventure activities, improve your English skills, and meet people from all over the world! Whether you …Continue Reading

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

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

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