Category: How To Guide

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

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

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

How to create your RO IEC Profile? RO Working Holiday / RO Young Professional

How to create your RO IEC Profile? RO Working Holiday / RO Young Professional

Posted January 29, 2020 in How To Guide, Recognized Organization (RO)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (March 20th, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada has announced that all-in Canada biometrics appointments are cancelled until further notice. If you had already booked an appointment within Canada to complete your Biometrics for your International Experience Canada work permit application, you must have already received an email showing a cancellation …Continue Reading

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

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

Posted January 27, 2020 in How To Guide, Recognized Organization (RO)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (March 20th, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada has announced that all-in Canada biometrics appointments are cancelled until further notice. If you had already booked an appointment within Canada to complete your Biometrics for your International Experience Canada work permit application, you must have already received an email showing a cancellation …Continue Reading

How to find an internship in Canada – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to find an internship in Canada – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Posted January 19, 2020 in How To Guide, Student Internship

How to find an internship in Canada as an international student Completing an internship in Canada is the best way to develop your skills and increase your employability, gaining real-life work experience at a Canadian company. Many international students must complete a professional experience as part of their university or college studies, so Canada is a perfect …Continue Reading

How To Apply For A Canadian Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2020

How To Apply For A Canadian Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2020

Posted December 1, 2019 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

IMPORTANT UPDATE (March 20th, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada has announced that all-in Canada biometrics appointments are cancelled until further notice. If you had already booked an appointment within Canada to complete your Biometrics for your International Experience Canada work permit application, you must have already received an email showing a cancellation …Continue Reading

How To Rent In Vancouver For Working Holidays

How To Rent In Vancouver For Working Holidays

Posted June 19, 2018 in How To Guide, Study & Work, Working Holiday

It can be super exciting when you finally land in Canada and get to start your Working Holiday adventure! However, you’ll eventually realize something important amongst the excitement – you need a place to stay! Although our Working Holiday programs have add-on options for homestay accommodation, some of our participants prefer to find their own place. We can …Continue Reading

How to get a BCID as an international student or Working Holiday in Canada

How to get a BCID as an international student or Working Holiday in Canada

Posted May 22, 2018 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

NOTE: Please note that at Stepwest WE DO NOT ISSUE BCID CARDS. This is just an informative blog post for our Stepwest clients (Working Holiday holders or students registered in our study programs in Canada). If you have any questions about BCID, PLEASE CONTACT ICBC at 1-800-663-3051 or check their website here. Welcome to Canada! You are …Continue Reading