Working Holiday Visa Canada | Send Off Package

Are you looking to move to Canada through the International Experience Canace (IEC) program? Getting your hands on a Working Holiday Visa Canada (open work permit) is a fantastic way to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and we’re here to help. Our Working Holiday Canada Send-Off Package is the perfect way to streamline your Canada Working Holiday experience.

Start Dates



12 -24 months



Program Overview

The thought of moving somewhere new can be daunting at first but fear not. At Stepwest, we are here to help you on your IEC Journey. We’ll assist you with everything you need to get ready for your your Canada Working Holiday Adventure! Our team is here to assist you to make sure you know how to get started to secure your working holiday visa. Also to support you with resume revision, helping to ensure that you’re seen by Canadian employers upon arrival. Moreover, we offer a complete pre-departure orientation so you know what to expect upon arrival in Canada to get your work permit, stress free!. We’ll even help you set up your free bank account and organize your social insurance number (SIN).

With one-on-one support from our team, you’ll have everything you need to start working in Canada, so we can set you up for success. We’re adventurers and also working holiday makers just like you, we’re here to make the process as easy as possible so that you can focus on the fun stuff about moving to Canada.

Independence with tailored personal support

You will still apply for your own Canada working holiday visa, but you will have one-to-one support from our team on every step of the way. You will have all the information you need, so you can submit your work permit application correctly. From the moment you decide you want to do a working holiday in Canada, to the moment you start your new adventure in this new country, we will be with you! With our assistance, you’ll be on your way to an unforgettable adventure!

Please note that our Working Holiday Canada Send-Off Package is NOT part of our RO (Recognized Organization) Program. Please refer to our Recognized Organization (RO) Program here.

A bit about the working holiday visa Canada

A working holiday visa Canada is a unique opportunity for IEC Eligible youth from around the world to live and work in Canada with an open work permit. Depending on your nationality, this is for 12 to 24 months at a time. Established by International Experience Canada (or IEC Canada), the program aims to promote cultural exchange between youth from a selection of over 30 participating countries. While eligibility varies from one country to another, some general working holiday Canada visa criteria include the following:

What’s Included


  • Personal Trip Coordinator assigned to you from day one
  • Step-by-step guidance on applying for the Working Holiday Canada Visa.
  • Support on booking Biometrics, getting your Police Certificates, Medical exams, and more
  • Assistance in choosing the correct travel insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation, to receive your work permit upon arrival.
  • Assistance in choosing the best hostels in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Montreal, for your first days upon arrival to Canada.

In Canada

  • Assistance setting up your Free Bank Account and Social Insurance Number
  • Resume revision by our specialist to help you stand out to employers
  • Interview preparation session with our placement specialist, providing you with confidence in facing the Canadian job market.
  • Our Vancouver-based team to answer any questions.


  • Live & work in Canada, feeling supported the whole way.
  • No stress during the visa application process.
  • Get support from other Working Holiday makers like you.
  • Make friends from all over the world.
  • Get international work experience in an awesome country like Canada.

What’s Not Included

Job Placement, Flights, Medical Insurance, IEC application fees, Support Funds, Transportation, Food or accommodation.

Apply Now!

Are you looking to move to Canada through the International Experience Canace (IEC) program? Get in touch by submitting this form and one of our travel coordinators will be in touch ASAP to help you start planning your Canada Working Holiday Adventure!

What will I do?

The Working Holiday visa Canada is an open work permit that will allow you to work anywhere in Canada. The visa typically lasts for up to 12 or 24 months, depending on your nationality. When we say open work permit, we mean that you can work anywhere in Canada. From Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, to the Yukon or Newfoundland, you decide where you want to work.

Easy process:

Our team will help you secure your working holiday visa with no issues. We are a Recognized Organization (RO) under IEC Canada, so we’ve got the know-how to guide you on the process with ease. You’ll attend a one-on-one admittance consultation with our team before you pay anything. That way, we can ensure that you qualify for the program, before you pay anything. We will help you, so you can prepare all the necessary documents: Police certificates, medical exam, Biometrics, and more. We’ll help out with everything to ensure your application goes smoothly.

Get noticed by employers

But that’s not everything! Our specialized team will help you sharpen your resume, helping you stand out to hiring managers in Canada, and securing your future position. That way, you can start earning as quickly as possible! And don’t forget the interview preparation session. We’re here to help build up your confidence so that when you find your first interview in Canada, you can go in cool as a cucumber! Our team will give you the best tips, based on more than 14 years of experience working. Plus, we’ve worked with holiday makers from more than 30 countries, so we know how to help.

Let’s Get Started!

There’s no ‘right time’ to start a working holiday, but there are a few things to consider when applying for the Canada Working Holiday Visa. Certain countries, due to the high demand would only allow you to apply from the opening of the IEC Season (December or January) all the way until May – June, while others have much more spots available, so the application window will be longer (all the way until September – October), but it’s always best to prepare in advance.

We always recommend you start preparing with enough time. Generally, we suggest at least 3 months in advance, as the processing times from International Experience Canada (IEC Canada) is up to 8 weeks. We have lots to prepare, so connect with us today for your free discovery call with a member of the Stepwest team!

Apply Now!

Are you looking to move to Canada through the International Experience Canace (IEC) program? Get in touch by submitting this form and one of our travel coordinators will be in touch ASAP to help you start planning your Canada Working Holiday Adventure!


Am I eligible to sign up for this Working Holiday Canada Send Off Package?

As long as you are from any of the more than 30 countries that Canada has an agreement with, then YES!. Check your eligibility here!

Even though we would love to help every single eligible country with a Youth Mobility Agreement with Canada, some countries have a higher demand for permits. Moreover, there are a limited number of places available. When you submit your request, we will confirm whether we can help or not. We don’t want you to pay unless we are confident we can help!

How easy is it to get a working holiday visa for Canada?

Easy enough, as long as your nationality allows you to apply under the IEC agreement, follow our steps and guidance, have no criminal records, and submit a truthful Canada working holiday visa work permit application.

Does Stepwest guarantee my working holiday visa?

NO! You must qualify for it and provide a truthful work permit application. Even though we are a Recognized Organization (RO), the Government of Canada will be the one processing your work permit application, so you must be eligible for it!

With all of our years of experience, it is very unlucky that you get rejected if we accept you in the program and you follow our steps.

Does this program include a job placement or accommodation?

No, it does not! Our goal is to support you during your IEC application process, guide you to have a great Resume and help you out with our interview preparation process, so you can be ready for the Canadian Job Market!. Please note that job placement services or accommodation are NOT provided with this program.

When should I sign up for this program to get a Working Holiday Visa for Canada?

The sooner the better! Depending on your country of nationality you might have higher chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) throughout the IEC season. However, with the exception of Australians (lucky you!), working holiday permits are limited per country. Be sure to apply before spaces run out!

As a reference, the IEC season normally starts around December – January and closes around September – October, so as you can see, you will have quite a big window to get ready!

Do I need proof of funds to apply for the working holiday visa?

Not to apply for the Canada working holiday permit itself, but YES to enter Canada and receive your work permit upon arrival. You will need to prove that you have at least CAD 2,500 but no worries, you don’t have to pay that amount to anyone. You just need to show officers upon arrival that have sufficient funds in your account.

That said, how much money do you need for a Canadian Working Holiday Visa?

A bit more than those CAD 2,500. Why? Because you need time to find a job when you arrive, and to tide you over to your first pay-check. In Canada, you get paid every 2 weeks. Even if you find a job right away, you’ll have to wait until payday, so it’s important to have some extra funds.

How do I know what Police Certificates I will need for the working holiday visa Canada application?

After our team does a one-to-one consultation with you to register in the program, we will know exactly what certificates you will need. Plus, we’ll guide you accordingly to secure them all in advance!

How does the working holiday Canada Send off package differ from a resort working holiday program?

Our Working Holiday Canada Send Off program differs in a few ways. For one, we do not guarantee a job placement on this program, but rather assist you from day one to secure your working holiday visa, refining your resume and getting you ready to succeed with your job interviews in Canada. Our send-off package is aimed for those that want to work in Canada, but don’t see themselves working at a Resort location, but rather a city, such us: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary… you name it! – we are a helping hand along the way, guiding you to make your own decisions on where to go with your Canada open work permit.

I am ready to start my application, when should I book my flight to Canada

Not yet! We never recommend buying a flight unless you are already allowed to enter the country through your approved Working Holiday visa, so only book your flight after you received your Port of Entry Letter (POE) or Acceptance Letter confirming you have been approved and you have a valid eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization).

What kind of Insurance do I need for the working holiday visa application?

The insurance will need to cover specific requirements by International Experience Canada and must be for the duration of your complete working holiday visa (12 or 24 months, depending on your nationality). Check all the details about IEC insurance here in our blog post dedicated to IEC insurance.

What type of work can I do with a Canada working holiday visa?

Any job!! The working holiday visa will allow you to work anywhere in Canada and remember you can switch jobs, so you can get started in Canada with a specific job, but if later on you find an opportunity more connected to your career, you can change! Giving the recommended notice of course, remember that in Canada references are key so always end your work experience in the best terms with your employer

Only some specific jobs will require a medical exam: If you want to work with children, in healthcare or as a caregiver in Canada, among other roles. Let us know if this is your case, so we can guide you properly!

⚠️ Disclaimer

Stepwest is a Recognized Organization (RO) by International Experience Canada but does not provide immigration consultancy services. However, we can refer you to trustworthy Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants for Canada (RICC) who can guide you through the application process if you have specific questions or want to know more about immigrating to Canada.

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