Working Holiday Visa for Canada provides an exciting opportunity to work and travel overseas. You can work part-time, explore the Great White North and live in some of the best cities of the world like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. International Experience Canada (IEC) provides the young to boost their resume with international work and travel experience and an experience to remember.
Working Holiday Visa is part of the International Mobility Program which allows Canadian employers hire international workers on a temporary basis. Like other Working Holiday Visa programs, Working Holiday Canada Visa is a temporary open work permit which means
Following are minimum eligibility requirement.
Note that above are minimum requirements to be eligible and does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply for Canadian Working Holiday Visa.
Many countries like Australia, Austria, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have agreements with Canada under International Mobility Program. Passport holders of following countries are eligible in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.
Canadian Working Holiday Visa is an extremely popular visa amongst young travelers and has fixed quota for each country per year. Assuming you have met the eligibility, you need to go through the following steps:
Since there is strict and limited quota for most countries, it is imperative that you submit your profile as soon as possible. For example, the United Kingdom has a quota of 5000 for 2021 and by the time you apply only 4000 spots may be available. If you are passport holder of former Commonwealth countries like Australia, then you are in luck as there is no quota or cap limit.
The Working Holiday Visa for Canada is relatively straightforward compared to other some other visas.
You should receive an outcome on your Visa application within 4-6 of weeks of submission. After receiving your Visa and before coming to Canada, it is important to keep the following documents in order
Since Working Holiday Visa is an open work permit, you are free to work for any employer in Canada. Canada is a big country and depending upon the time of the year, there is a lot of seasonal work in Canada in regions. During the summer months, there is a lot of requirements for temporary staff at the large outdoor resorts for summer activities. Example, summer camp guides and instructors.
In the winter, Ski resorts are a mecca of activities and offer instructor positions or hotel work;
Or during fall, there is massive harvesting going on in farms and ranches in regions like Ontario which have heavy fruit growing industries.
Canadian Weather Guide for visitors.
Working Holiday Visa is valid for 12 to 24 months (23 months for former Commonwealth countries).
If you do not have a Working Holiday Visa and instead are looking to just travel in Canada, then you will need to apply for eTA Canada Visa. You can read about Canada eTA Types here.
Check your eligibility for eTA Canada Visa and apply for eTA Canada Visa 72 hours in advance of your flight. British citizens, Australian citizens, French citizens, and Swiss citizens can apply online for eTA Canada Visa. Should you need any help or require any clarifications you should contact our helpdesk for support and guidance.