About us

Pvtistes.net began in July 2005 with a simple observation—back then, information about Working Holiday programs was seriously lacking. The site and the community have been constantly growing, evolving and adapting ever since.

Pvtistes.net, because here, we already have a foothold there.

About us

Pvtistes.net started in 2005 as a simple discussion forum. Many travellers quickly registered and started sharing their precious tips and experiences, fostering the true spirit of mutual aid and developing into a very friendly community.

The website grew over the years to become a Working Holiday hub and social network offering tons of informative, up-to-date and relevant content as well as personal support and advice to bring Working Holiday adventures to life. Today, pvtistes.net is known as the reference website for Working Holiday Visas by travellers, the media and official institutions!

For Mathieu and Julie, the two co-founders, pvtistes.net was a side gig for several years but they work on it full-time, along with Anne-Lise, Marie, Lisa and Enola. On top of managing the website and adding technical features, the team writes timely articles and in-depth guides, facilitates live events and advises members on the forum, on social networks and even in person during special events and information sessions.

In 2022, after a long hiatus without updating our content outside of pandemic news, we welcomed several new destination expert writers—Morgane for Australia, Enola for South Korea, Pamela for New Zealand, Claire for Mexico, Flora for Brazil and Camille for Japan. Thank you to all the current and past contributors for their insights!

And since 2005, dozens of volunteer moderators and contributors have ensured a fun sharing experience on the forum. They answered your questions and dedicated time to sharing experiences—kudos to them for their engagement!

Pvtistes.net is an independent site entirely financed through ads and partnerships. Support us, disable your adblocker when browsing! And check out special partnership offers—the team works exclusively with serious companies that offer products or services useful to travellers, Working Holiday Visa holders and expats. This is another way to support us; plus you get tons of interesting perks and discounts on plane tickets, insurance solutions, language courses... Check out the deals!

The Pvtistes.net Team

We’re a team of travellers and Woking Holiday program fans!

Annelise

Canada, Australia

Annelise
Paris, France
802

Enola

South Korea, Japan

Enola
Japon
3,616

Camille

Japan

Camille
Tokyo, Japon
87

Eloise

Argentina

Eloise
Buenos Aires, Ville Autonome de Buenos Aires, Argentine
6

Flora

Brazil, Canada

Flora
Paris, France
9

Jackson

France

Jackson
Paris, France
11

Julie

Canada, Australia

Julie
Paris, France
12,037

Lisa

Canada

Lisa
Toronto, ON, Canada
0

Marie

Canada

Marie
Montréal, QC, Canada
1,693

Marie

Peru

Marie
France
0

Mathieu

Canada

Mathieu
Toronto, ON, Canada
19,787

Meghan

France

Meghan
Lille, France
124

Morgane

Australia

Morgane
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France
242

Pamela

New Zealand

Pamela
Queenstown, Nouvelle-Zélande
101

Séverine

Canada

Séverine
Toronto, ON, Canada
10

Aiyana

Canada

Aiyana
Toronto, ON, Canada
0

Pvtistes has come a long way with their help as well! A big hurrah to our former contributors.