Dreaming of Canada? You’re not the only one—it’s one of the top Working Holiday Visa (WHV) destinations. Every year, thousands of travellers from all over the world spend months exploring the country and working along the way.
Canada is a place where you can experience unique weather conditions, see stunning landscapes and discover an interesting culture. Add potential work opportunities and interesting activities to try at least once and it’s easy to see why it’s on so many “countries to visit” lists. With a WHV, you could make your Canadian dream come true and spend a year or two (depending on your country of citizenship) working and travelling in the “true North strong and free.”
While this is not the ultimate and definitive guide to Canada—you’ll find much of the information on our website and up-to-date tips on the forum—it still gives you a very comprehensive overview of the WHV scheme, trip planning, options to consider and more.
Let’s start with a first tip. Every year, the Government of Canada sets a WHV quota for each partner country. The number of WHVs released varies greatly from one country to another—there could be a few hundred to a few thousand WHVs available to a few hundred or hundreds of thousands potential applicants. The International Experience Canada (IEC) season’s opening dates change every year, but it usually starts in the fall. So, if you’re interested in applying for a WHV, stay tuned to jump on the opportunity and secure it!
Aperçu des chapitres :
- Chapitre 1 : Introduction
- Chapitre 2 : WORKING HOLIDAY VISA AND CANADA 101 - Why should you apply for a WHV?
- Chapitre 3 : One WHV, many ways to live the experience
- Chapitre 4 : The WHV experience with a disability
- Chapitre 5 : Where should I go?
- Chapitre 6 : Going off the beaten track—a few testimonies
- Chapitre 7 : An overview of Canadian provinces and territories
- Chapitre 8 : Applying for a WHV
- Chapitre 9 : The first steps to prepare for the adventure
- Chapitre 10 : How can I find the best health insurance policy?
- Chapitre 11 : Step-by-step pre-trip prep
- Chapitre 12 : Last steps before leaving the country
- Chapitre 13 : O, CANADA, HERE I AM! - Landing in Canada
- Chapitre 14 : Applying for a Social Insurance Number
- Chapitre 15 : Registering with your local embassy or consulate
- Chapitre 16 : Opening a bank account and transferring your money
- Chapitre 17 : Choosing your Internet and cellphone provider
- Chapitre 18 : Becoming a “Canadian customer”—grocery shopping and more
- Chapitre 19 : MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR CANADIAN ADVENTURE - Improving your French or English skills
- Chapitre 20 : Finding long-term accommodation
- Chapitre 21 : Growing a network and creating a Canadian-style resume
- Chapitre 22 : Looking for job offers and going through the hiring process
- Chapitre 23 : Volunteering with WWOOF, HelpX and Workaway
- Chapitre 24 : Buying a car or van
- Chapitre 25 : Canadian culture 101
- Chapitre 26 : Dealing with health issues
- Chapitre 27 : Dealing with homesickness, anxiety and financial issues
- Chapitre 28 : EXPLORING CANADA - Getting around in North America
- Chapitre 29 : The best adventures in Canada
- Chapitre 30 : The best destinations across Canada - The best destinations across Canada
- Chapitre 31 : Road trip 101
- Chapitre 32 : Tips for crossing the US border without hassle
- Chapitre 33 : THE ADVENTURE IS OVER… NOW WHAT? - Dealing with mixed feelings and the reverse culture shock
- Chapitre 34 : Going back to Canada… or travelling elsewhere!
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