Category: How To Guide

How to file your taxes as a student or Working Holiday participant in Canada – FAQ 2019

How to file your taxes as a student or Working Holiday participant in Canada – FAQ 2019

Posted February 8, 2019 in How To Guide

Tax season is back! Whether you are planning to come to Canada or you are already living here as a Working Holiday participant or international student, you need to know that if you are working in Canada you are also paying taxes to the Canadian Government. Depending on how you completed your TD1 form, your employer will …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 Apply For A Canadian Working Holiday Visa – Updated for 2018/2019

How To Apply For A Canadian Working Holiday Visa – Updated for 2018/2019

Posted June 1, 2018 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

International Experience Canada 2018 is back this year with the invitation process for all candidates who show their interest in applying for an open work permit for their Canadian working holiday 2018. If you’re looking ahead to the IEC 2019 season, this post will be useful when you apply in Fall 2018, so stay informed about any updates we will help prepare you …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

How To Apply For A Canadian Working Holiday Visa 2017

How To Apply For A Canadian Working Holiday Visa 2017

Posted October 31, 2016 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

UPDATE (14th Nov. 2016): First rounds of invitations won’t start until end of November 2016.  International Experience Canada (IEC) 2017 is now open! This time we didn’t have to wait for the new year. IEC has already announced its opening of the pools for all the candidates interested in applying for a Working Holiday, International Co-Op or Young …Continue Reading

How To Improve Your English For A Working Holiday in Canada

How To Improve Your English For A Working Holiday in Canada

Posted August 14, 2016 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

So you’ve always wanted to visit Canada and immerse yourself in a different culture, improve your English, and make some new friends – all while working to pay off your travel expenses! At this point you’ve probably discovered working holidays in Canada, which is great! In order for you to quickly and easily find a job on …Continue Reading

5 Tips For Writing A Canadian Internship Cover Letter

5 Tips For Writing A Canadian Internship Cover Letter

Posted April 5, 2016 in How To Guide, Study & Work

Internships, internships, internships. If anybody has noticed, that’s been a recurring theme for our articles lately – and for a good reason too! With the International Experience Canada (IEC) releasing a majority of their International Co-op Visas at this point (check out our IEC 2016 Masterlist here), we thought that it would be important to help lay down the …Continue Reading

7 Tips For Writing A Canadian Internship Resume

7 Tips For Writing A Canadian Internship Resume

Posted March 28, 2016 in How To Guide, Study & Work

You’ve probably already planned on completing an internship abroad sometime in the near future. Now, whether you need to complete an internship abroad because you need the credits for University in your home country OR you simply want to see the world while building your resume, you need apply to internships before you can secure anything! While participants in …Continue Reading

How To Apply For A Canadian International Co-op Visa 2016

How To Apply For A Canadian International Co-op Visa 2016

Posted December 16, 2015 in How To Guide, Study & Work

Instructions For Candidates Instructions For Host Employers For those who are still not aware, International Experience Canada 2016 has announced a completely new application process for the new year! The changes are applicable to Working Holiday, International Co-op, and Young Professional candidates. For those interested in applying for the International Co-op category, there will be quite a few …Continue Reading

How To Apply For A Canadian Income Tax Return

How To Apply For A Canadian Income Tax Return

Posted November 25, 2015 in How To Guide

So you decided on coming to beautiful Canada and you’re either currently working at your Working Holiday City Job, Working Holiday Resort Job, or have just finished your program. You may have even been initially surprised by the idea or concept of “paying taxes” here in Canada. You may not have ever experienced anything like that back …Continue Reading