Guide to a Working Holiday in Canada (free illustrated PDF guide)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Published: 02-03-2020

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Julie

This guide is available in PDF format. Download it for free!

Dreaming of Canada? You’re not the only one—it’s one of the top Working Holiday permis (WHP) destinations. Every year, thousands of travellers from all over the world spend months exploring the country and working along the way.

3Canada 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 WHP, 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 WHP scheme, trip planning, options to consider and more.

Let’s start with a first tip. Every year, the Government of Canada sets a WHPw quota for each partner country. The number of WHPs released varies greatly from one country to another—there could be a few hundred to a few thousand WHPs 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 WHP, stay tuned to jump on the opportunity and secure it!

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