Category: Working Holiday

Stepwest Stories – Karolina’s Working Holiday in the Canadian Rockies

Stepwest Stories – Karolina’s Working Holiday in the Canadian Rockies

Posted April 6, 2020 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

Stepwest Stories is back for a Working Holiday story in the Canadian Rockies! We are delighted to introduce Karolina from the Czech Republic. She was referred by our previous rockstar participant, Martin from the Czech Republic. We also featured Martin on our Stepwest Stories back in June 2015 while he completed his study and work experience and …Continue Reading

Biometrics for Canada IEC Visa Applications – Your Top FAQ’s

Biometrics for Canada IEC Visa Applications – Your Top FAQ’s

Posted March 20, 2020 in Hospitality Internship, Student Internship, Study & Work, Working Holiday

UPDATE November 2021 Are you looking to come to Canada under International Experience Canada (IEC) with a Working Holiday, International Co-op or Young Professional work permit? Biometrics is a required part of the process for applying for IEC work permits. Your Canada biometrics are requested AFTER submitting your IEC visa work permit application. They are not required …Continue Reading

How to Apply for the Canada Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2022

How to Apply for the Canada Working Holiday Visa – IEC 2022

Posted March 20, 2020 in How To Guide, Working Holiday

Updated November 2021   International Experience Canada (IEC) is a Government of Canada program that provides travellers aged 18 to 35 (sometimes 30) from over 35 countries the opportunity to work in Canada. They handle all working holiday visa applications for Canada. Here at Stepwest, we are proud to work closely with the Government of Canada in …Continue Reading

6 Best Coffee Shops in Vancouver for Working Holiday

6 Best Coffee Shops in Vancouver for Working Holiday

Posted September 19, 2018 in Study & Work, Working Holiday

Have you just arrived in Vancouver for a Working Holiday or Study & Work and are looking for the best coffee shops in town? Whether you’re applying for jobs, studying, or just need to get some work done, a coffee shop is the perfect place to be productive! With so many to choose from, we’re here to help! …Continue Reading

Australian’s up to 35 years old can now do Working Holiday in Canada!

Australian’s up to 35 years old can now do Working Holiday in Canada!

Posted August 29, 2018 in News, Study & Work, Working Holiday

Are you from Australia and want to come to Canada but didn’t think you could apply for your Working Holiday because of your age? Well, we have some exciting news for you! We got news that Canada and Australia have expanded the age range for those wanting to do a Working Holiday in Canada! This is exciting …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Luisa from Colombia & her working experience in Canada

Stepwest Stories – Luisa from Colombia & her working experience in Canada

Posted August 2, 2018 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

*Update! We recently caught up with Luisa who has been in Canada for over a year now. To hear an update on her time in Canada, read till the very end!* We are bringing back Stepwest Stories for you to be inspired and motivated from our very own. This time, the participants themselves will be telling their Stepwest …Continue Reading

5 Tips On Rent in Vancouver for Working Holidays

5 Tips On Rent in Vancouver for Working Holidays

Posted July 10, 2018 in 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 all the excitement – you need a place to live! Although our Working Holiday programs have optional add-ons including homestay accommodation, some of our participants prefer to find their own place during their …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

10 Reasons To Do A Working Holiday In Canada

10 Reasons To Do A Working Holiday In Canada

Posted June 11, 2018 in Working Holiday

“We took an entire week to ski and surf over on Vancouver Island. This was definitely the highlight of my year so far.” Has anyone else done the ski and surf combo on Vancouver Island? 🎥: @itsbigben 📍: @mountwashington, @tourismtofino, @tourismvancouverisland #ExploreBC . Have a photo or video of BC that you want us to see? Tag …Continue Reading

To-Do’s On Day 1 of Your Working Holiday In Canada

To-Do’s On Day 1 of Your Working Holiday In Canada

Posted June 8, 2018 in Working Holiday

It can be super exciting to start a new adventure in a different country, find work, and make new friends during your Working Holiday in Canada. However, we know that it can also be a bit scary and stressful because you might be unsure of what you need to do during your first couple of days after …Continue Reading