Category: How To Guide

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

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

International Experience Canada – Recognized Organization FAQs

International Experience Canada – Recognized Organization FAQs

Posted February 7, 2020 in How To Guide, News, Recognized Organization (RO)

Feb 24th 2021 – IEC UPDATE: even though IEC 2021 announced that they will be opening soon, we are NOT accepting applications for our RO programs in Canada (repeat participation) under RO status for IEC 2021 at this time. Please check here for IEC 2021 updates.   Since 2015, Stepwest has been a Recognized Organization (RO) under International …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)

UPDATED FOR IEC 2021 – JOB OFFER REQUIRED We have created this blog post for all participants under our Recognized Organization programs, most commonly known as RO programs. If you are currently registered in any of our RO Working Holiday programs or RO Young Professional programs, this blog post is for you! In order to create your IEC (International Experience …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

How to Find an Internship in Canada

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

Are you looking at doing an internship abroad? Canada is a perfect place for your internship abroad experience. We have a strong economy and are culturally diverse. While in Canada, you will gain real-life work experience to boost your employability as you begin your career in today’s global marketplace. Imagine living in a beautiful Canadian city spending …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 begin your Working Holiday adventure! However, you’ll eventually realize something important amongst the excitement – you need a place to live! Although our Working Holiday programs have add-on options for homestay accommodation, some of our participants prefer to find their own place. We can understand and …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