Category: Working Holiday

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

Portuguese Citizens Can Now Work in Canada on a Working Holiday

Portuguese Citizens Can Now Work in Canada on a Working Holiday

Posted May 16, 2018 in News, Working Holiday

March 20th, 2020 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, International Experience Canada (IEC) applications are currently on hold. Applications from Portuguese citizens and all other eligible countries are not being processed at this time. Leave us your details in the form at the bottom of this post to find out how you can register for our working holiday program …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Irene from Barcelona & Work Adventure in Canada

Stepwest Stories – Irene from Barcelona & Work Adventure in Canada

Posted December 14, 2017 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

Are you ready to live abroad? To gain international work experience? There are probably a million unanswered questions that might be crossing your mind about living abroad, but the only way to know is to get started! Once you have stepped off that first flight to that new country, then all your questions will be answered. StepWest …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 Things You Must Try On Your Working Holiday in Canada

5 Things You Must Try On Your Working Holiday in Canada

Posted April 14, 2016 in Working Holiday

We know that Canada is a big place and it can be a bit overwhelming deciding what you want to do once you’ve landed for your Working Holiday in Canada (besides work!). Do you want to explore the world-famous wilderness and experience the nature first hand? Do you want to try your hand at winter sports? The list can …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Valeria’s Working Holiday in Canada

Stepwest Stories – Valeria’s Working Holiday in Canada

Posted March 3, 2016 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

We’re excited to introduce another one of our Stepwest Stars in our Stepwest Stories! Stepwest Stories is an on-going feature series where we highlight our program participant’s experiences in Canada. It’s a great way to share their Canada Working Holiday experiences with others thinking about doing the same. Valeria and her Working Holiday Experience in Vancouver We …Continue Reading

Canada Working Holiday Packing List – A Checklist Before Coming

Canada Working Holiday Packing List – A Checklist Before Coming

Posted February 10, 2016 in Working Holiday

If you’re reading this, you’re probably in one of these situations: you either got your work permit and are ready to come to work and travel in Canada, you’re still in your country’s working holiday pool for International Experience Canada 2018, OR you’re simply considering a working holiday sometime in the near future. No matter who you are, we …Continue Reading

15 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays In Vancouver!

15 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays In Vancouver!

Posted December 17, 2015 in Study & Work, Working Holiday

We’re now officially in the middle of December and you can definitely feel the holiday cheer in the air in Canada, whether it be on the streets and in the shops of Vancouver, or in our own office at Stepwest! We just wanted to share with you different events to help you celebrate the upcoming new year …Continue Reading

How Much Does It Cost To Live In Vancouver For Working Holidays?

How Much Does It Cost To Live In Vancouver For Working Holidays?

Posted October 16, 2015 in Study & Work, Working Holiday

So you’ve found an awesome Working Holiday job in Vancouver through our Working Holiday City Job Program and you’ve started to settle down in your daily routine and have even made a few friends along the way. Sounds pretty good, right? In order to help you plan ahead and budget accordingly, let’s walk through a breakdown of …Continue Reading