Canada Working Holiday

Our Canada Working Holiday Programs help you live, work and travel in Canada, with a guaranteed job before you arrive. We know all the ins and outs to make this your adventure of a lifetime!

Why Do a Working Holiday in Canada

A working holiday in Canada allows you to spend more time exploring while you work and travel the country. Immerse yourself in a different culture, gain work experience and meet some amazing people along the way. All while getting paid for it!

Living and working in Canada gives you the perfect combination of urban and outdoor adventures. You’ll be on the doorstep of the world’s best natural landscapes: the towering mountains of the Rockies (using Banff and Lake Louise as a base, naturally); BC’s old-growth forests, North America’s best ski mountains in Whistler, Revelstoke, Fernie…the list goes on. Not to mention larger-than-life wildlife (think: bears, moose, whales and more).

In between all this wild, spectacular beauty you’ll find buzzing, multicultural metropolises like Vancouver and Toronto, and some of the friendliest people around.

Working Holiday Canada Programs

From Sept-Nov

4-24 months

From C$1,190

Ski Resort Working Holiday

Canada boasts one of the best ski seasons in the world, which you can take full advantage of on your working holiday. We’ll land you a job at a five-star ski resort with unparalleled access to some of the best skiing in North America. Think: Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, Revelstoke and Big White.

From May-July

4-24 months

From C$1,190

Summer Resort Working Holiday

Canada’s summers are one-of-a-kind. The cities are buzzing, the wilderness is at its best and the activities are endless. Live and work at world-famous resorts in Canada’s top summer destinations: the emerald lakes of Lake Louise, vineyards in the Okanagan, Tofino’s surfing beaches and more.

Year-Round

4-24 months

From C$990

Vancouver Working Holiday

Located where the mountains meet the ocean, the city of Vancouver has a lot to offer working holiday travellers. Boasting three local ski hills, beaches, mountains, festivals, shopping and a top-notch foodie, film and music scene – there is a world of adventure waiting for you!

FAQS

What Are the Canada Working Holiday Requirements?

The most important thing is that your country of nationality must have an agreement with International Experience Canada (IEC) for the working holiday permit. If so, you simply need to be between 18 and 35 years old (some countries 30) and secure your invitation! Click here to learn more about the Working Holiday eligibility requirements.

Can You Really Guarantee My Job in Canada?

Yes, we can guarantee your job in Canada – or your money back! Since 2010, we have helped participants from more than 35 countries get work experience in Canada, so you’re in safe hands. Before you submit any payment, we’ll arrange a free consultation so that we can answer all of your questions and give you a clear idea on how the process will work.

Can I Pay My Expenses When Doing a Working Holiday in Canada?

YES, remember that the Working Holiday permit allows you to work anywhere in Canada for the whole duration of your permit and for unlimited hours. This will help you fund your stay AND your travels while you are here. The idea is for you to be financially independent while you work in Canada and make friends from around the world, and try new things!

If I Am Working, Will I Still Be Able To Travel During My Working Holiday?

Of course! Even though you will be working during your working holiday, you will have free days that you will be able to use to make the most of your time in Canada. As most of the jobs are hospitality related you might be working during weekends or holidays, but the positive is that you will be able to travel when flights and hotels are not expensive!

Can I Select the Employers I Want To Work For?

During your consultation we will discuss your preferences including destinations inside Canada, potential job positions you would be interested in, and so on. You can of course let us know if there is a specific employer that you have interest in, but please remember that you will still need to be called for an interview. If the employer that you are interested in is hiring we will do our best to set you up for success – including resume revision and interview preparation – so that you give the best interview possible!

Our advice: don’t get discouraged if the employer you had in mind is not hiring or did not select you. We work with so many great companies and are 100% confident that we will find you the best opportunity!

What Happens if I Fail a Job Interview?

We will get feedback from the employer and work with you to move forward. If there was a problem during the interview that can be corrected, we will pass it along to help you improve on your interview skills. If you just did not get the job for qualification requirements, no worries! We will be with you until you get a job offer in Canada.

If I Travel With a Friend, Can We Work Together?

We have placed couples and friends together with the same employer. If we can not guarantee that you will be working at the same department, we can make sure that you and your friend or partner travel together and enjoy your Canadian working holiday experience together!

If you decide to travel on our Vancouver program, even when we can not guarantee that you will be working at the same host company, the positive is that you can still live together. Plus, each of you will have a different job that will allow you to meet even more people, leave your comfort zone, and if English is not your first language, give you time to practice!

What Are the COVID-19 Requirements To Enter Canada as a Working Holiday?

From January 15th 2022, all travellers that plan to enter Canada must be fully vaccinated. The rest of the requirements are very simple: a negative antigen test result done a day before your flight to Canada, proof of vaccination and so on. No worries, once you are registered with our program, we will do a full pre-departure orientation so you do not miss any details and have a smooth trip to Canada.

What Happens When I Travel to Canada?

Before you travel to Canada everything will be already organized for you! One of our travel coordinators will be guiding you through the whole process: from your arrival at the airport so that you can get your work permit with no issues, to setting up your life in Canada (getting your SIN, free bank account, etc.).

Photo Credits Janelle Timms