How To Fund Your Working Holiday in Canada

Curious about how to apply for a Canadian working holiday visa and how to fund it? Look no further. We’ve compiled some of the top jobs and in Canada as well as the best ways to get there. It’s simpler than you think!

Canada is one of the most magnificent countries to explore in the world, sporting vast landscapes, bustling vivacious cities, and a diverse cultural scene like no other. It also offers an array of lucrative job opportunities for those craving new opportunities, making it the top destination among young travellers seeking ways to float their Canadian dream holiday. 

Why Canada?

Girl Explores Wall Lake situated in Canada

Canada is highly rated for its attractions and was voted “Best Country for 2017” by Lonely Planet. From the majestic Canadian Rockies spanning to British Columbia and Alberta, the roaring Niagara Falls in Ontario, the spectacular sights of the Northern lights of the Northern Territories, and the awe-inspiring architecture and bustling nightlife of cities like Toronto and Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada has something that everyone can indulge in. 

Besides being an urban cultural wonderland, Canada offers many benefits that your country may not have, including free healthcare to all citizens and permanent residents, competitive salaries, and a wide range of holiday jobs to choose from in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Ready to start your journey? Let’s take a look at some of the popular destinations among foreigners who apply for a Canadian working holiday visa.

Best Cities and Working Holiday Jobs

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Location. Location. Location. It’s important to align your destination not only with the jobs you wish to apply for but also the activities that you would like to enjoy on your Canadian working holiday. We’ve listed our top 10 picks for Canadian holiday jobs, along with their respective locations, to help you make your choice.    

Top 10 Jobs and Locations For Working Holidays in Canada
1. Ski or Snowboard Instructor
  • British Columbia, Big White; Whistler Blackcomb or Panorama

  • Alberta Sunshine Village
    2. Farm and ranch workers
  • National Farm Jobs - Ontario; Alberta; British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador

  • National Ranch Jobs - British Columbia; Alberta; and Saskatchewan
    3. Summer Camps Coordinators and Counsellors
  • Nova Scotia

  • New Brunswick

  • Quebec

  • Ontario

  • Manitoba

  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • 4. English Teacher(2nd Language)
  • National Jobs - British Columbia; Alberta; Northern territories; Ontario; New Brunswick
  • 5. Tourism and Hospitality
  • British Columbia

  • New Brunswick

  • Saskatchewan
  • Best Programs

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    Now that you have some idea of where you’ll be touching base in Canada for your summer holiday abroad, let's look at some of the best ways to get you there.

    Canada has three main working holiday visa options to consider before you apply for a Canadian working holiday visa under the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program. Candidates from over 30 different countries, who have an agreement with the Canadian government, are encouraged to apply for an IEC work permit to fund their vacation while gaining valuable work experience. 

    International Experience Canada Participating Countries
    ChileNew Zealand
    Costa RicaNorway
    Czech RepublicPortugal
    DenmarkSan Marino
    GermanySouth Korea
    Hong KongSweden
    LatviaUnited Kingdom

    The 3 IEC categories are:

    1. Working Holiday Program

    This is the most popular option among travellers heading to Canada as it is flexible when it comes to maintaining a work-life balance. With this option, you can get an open work permit, which allows you to work anywhere in Canada at your own pace for as long as you like. 

    2. Young Professionals Program

    This program is for secondary graduates looking to gain work experience in Canada. This option requires a job offer from a Canadian employer and will allow you to work in Canada for 12-24 months with the added option of extending if your Canadian employer wishes to keep you on board.

    3. International Co-op Internship Program

    This program is great for students enrolled in a post-secondary institution in their home country, looking for work experience in Canada. This program is similar to the Working Holiday Program, however, there is less leeway due to the fact that it requires a job offer and is generally only valid for 12 months.

    How We Can Help

    visa applicant shaking hands with RCIC

    Navigating the Canadian immigration system is tedious, with a copious amount of forms and documents to complete and strict submission dates, we wouldn’t blame you if you felt apathetic about getting started on your application. But that's what we’re here for. At Canadian Visa, we take the stress and hassle out of planning a working holiday abroad. Our accredited RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are ready to evaluate your eligibility, review all documentation and submit all documentation on your behalf. All you have to do is book your tickets, plan your itinerary and be sure to pack light. We’ll take care of the rest. 

    Simply fill in your details and take the first step on the pathway to apply for your working holiday in Canada.