Category: How To Guide

IEC 2021 Recognized Organization – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

IEC 2021 Recognized Organization – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Posted March 3, 2021 in How To Guide, Recognized Organization (RO)

April 2021: We have now reached the maximum number of applications that we can process due to the limitations on the quota for Recognized Organizations. We are NOT accepting anymore applications to be part of our waiting list. IEC 2021 is here, and since Canada presently has travel restrictions in place, IEC has done their best to …Continue Reading

Travelling to Canada during COVID-19 Restrictions – IEC participants & Students

Travelling to Canada during COVID-19 Restrictions – IEC participants & Students

Posted February 24, 2021 in How To Guide, Recognized Organization (RO)

Updated August 09th 2021 The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers (vaccinated and unvaccinated) arriving by air after 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9. 2021. Fully vaccinated IEC participants & students entering Canada Fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada may be exempted from the federal requirements to: quarantine, including the …Continue Reading

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

Australia and Canada have long been close allies and friends. We have shared values and culture. In fact, our ties go back several hundred years through the Commonwealth. This relationship fosters immigration, study, and work opportunities between our countries. So can Australians work in Canada? The great news is, yes! In fact, for Australians between 18 and …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)

  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. For IEC work permit holders, please keep in mind that if your IEC work …Continue Reading