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Working Holiday Visa Canada

CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) offers young people from around the world the opportunity to work in Canada for up to two years, in any Canadian province and for any Canadian employer. The Working Holiday Program does not require a job offer to qualify.

Foreign workers, students and other individuals from certain countries who meet the requirements may apply for this working holiday visa. Canada designed this program for visiting youth seeking Canadian work experience. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and are interested in working abroad, consider the working holiday visa, Canada wants you!

NOTE: Some programs are limited to age 30. Check below to see if your country participates in this program.

The working holiday visa is relatively easy to obtain. As long as the applicant meets the minimum age requirement, can provide proof of citizenship and residence in their country of origin and does not have any medical or criminal issues causing inadmissibility, the applicant is eligible.

This type of work permit will not allow you to work in certain fields such as healthcare or with children because in most cases, a medical exam is not required. 

The government processing fees for this and all Canadian work permits are $150 CAD. The length of validity will vary based on your country of citizenship. Refer to the table below to find out if you meet the requirements for a working holiday visa, Canada offers tremendous opportunities for young travellers.

NOTE: Almost all of these programs have limits on the number of work permits issued each year, so act fast & apply now!

Certain work in Canada can qualify you for several Canadian immigration programs

Country of origin Age Requirement Stay permitted in Canda Country of origin Age Requirement Stay permitted in Canada
Australia 18 to 30 Two years - can reapply Latvia 18 to 35 One year
Belgium 18 to 30 One year Luthuania 18 to 35 One year
Chile 18 to 30 One year Mexico 18 to 29 One year
Czech Republic 18 to 35 One year Netherlands 18 to 30 One year
Denmark 18 to 35 One year New Zealand 18 to 30 One year
Estonia 18 to 35 One year Norway 18 to 35 One year
France 18 to 35 One year Poland 18 to 35 One year
Germany 18 to 35 One year Slovenia 18 to 35 One year
Hong Kong 18 to 30 One year Spain 18 to 35 One year
Ireland 18 to 35 One year - can reapply Sweden 18 to 30 One year
Italy 18 to 35 6 months Taiwan 18 to 35 One year
Japan 18 to 30 One year Ukraine 18 to 35 One year
Korea, Rep. 18 to 30 One year United Kingdom 18 to 30 One year - can reapply

For more information on obtaining a Working Holiday Visa, please fill out the form above.

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