Working Holiday City Job

Program Overview

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are looking for our Recognized Organization Working Holiday/Young Professional work permits, then this program is NOT applicable; please refer to this blog post for more information. Our Working Holiday City Job is aimed for first-time applicants that come to Canada under regular IEC participation.

Whether it’s giving bike tours around the city or serving cocktails at one of the top restaurants, there’s always something special about working in Vancouver. Stepwest’s Working Holiday City Job program in Canada is designed to give you an experience of a lifetime by combining equal amounts of work and play!

This Working Holiday Canada program is one of our most popular choices amongst candidates as it allows you to spend up to one year (2 years for certain countries) exploring and working in Vancouver and is open year round.

Once registered, you can take advantage of a guaranteed work placement, full orientation, 1 night’s hostel accommodation, interview preparation sessions, resume revision and visa support along with various other perks and optional add-ons.

Vancouver has a lot to offer and has year round amenities and attractions from world class ski hills, hundreds of hiking treks, top shopping districts and a bustling nightlife. Its thriving tourism sector means that there are always jobs on offer in hospitality, retail and many more.

Our Working Holiday Canada program is once in a lifetime experience that lets you immerse yourself in Canadian culture, make lifelong friends, maybe learn how to ski or snowboard, and all while earning money to pay off bills and fund your Canadian adventure!

Do you want to have an international work experience in Canada as well? Participate in our Working Holiday City Job program and you can not only improve your English level but also gain confidence and valuable international work experience in North America.

To read testimonials from some of our participants, who have successfully completed one of our Working Holiday Programs in Canada, visit our Blog or Contact Stepwest for more info!

4 Months to 24 Months

Start Date
Available all year long



from C$990

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Free job placement for any participant to our working holiday program.

Spend a year vacation in Vancouver while working! We take care of the rest!

  • Canadian-style resume revision
  • Interview preparation workshop
  • Job Support
  • Canada Essentials Guide
  • One night's hostel accommodation w/ breakfast
  • Welcome orientation (in Vancouver)
  • Assistance w/ social insurance, bank account etc.
  • Internet access & mail holding service
  • Ongoing support for the duration of the program
  • Access to our social events, activities, tours
Not Included:

Airfare, Medical Insurance, Visa and/or Work Permits Application Fee, Local Transportation, Food, Accommodation

Program Details

Internship Industries Available

  • Waiter
  • Busser
  • Room Attendant
  • Line Cook
  • Cashier
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Food Court Attendant
  • Rental Shop Clerk
  • Dishwasher
  • Bartender


  • MUST be from one of the 32 IEC Countries and qualify for the IEC Working Holiday visa, NO exceptions
  • Must have at least an intermediate English language level
  • Available for 4 months minimum


  • Work to finance your trip
  • Open year-round
  • Available in Vancouver
  • Hospitality and Tourism sectors
  • Minimum length 4 months

Program Process



Complete the free online application form which includes a copy of your resume.


Skype Admittance Consultation

You will partake in a free Skype consultation. You will receive the report with the result of the consultation. This email will serve as a confirmation letter of your program acceptance.


Program Registration

Once the program deposit is paid your registration is official.


Visa Application

You can apply for the relevant permits and visa. Stepwest can assist you with this if needed.


Final Payment

Once permits/visa are granted, the remaining program fee is paid.


Arrival Orientation

You arrive in Canada and attend orientation at Stepwest.


Placement Process

After your orientation, Stepwest will begin the placement process. A Stepwest placement coordinator will revise your resume, conduct interview preparation, arrange job interview(s), confirm your job placement and monitor you on a monthly basis until the completion of the program.

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Optional Services

English Study

This option is available to candidates participating in our Education, Internship and Working Holiday programs in Canada. You may add up to 6 months of in-class English Study to reach the minimum level required or simply perfect your English level...

Medical Insurance

$2/day: Because your health and safety is important, we teamed up with an award winning insurance provider; Student Guard to offer you a tailored medical coverage which protects you up to $2,000,000...

Homestay Accommodation

$550 to $800: The most cost-effective way to live in Vancouver. Rent a private room with kitchen access for $550/month. Add 3 meals/day service for $780/month...