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Working Holiday in Canada

4.9(2996 reviews)
Experience
Working Holiday
Destination
Canada
Duration
6 to 24 months
Ages
18 to 35

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Trip overview

The ultimate global work & travel experience, complete with everything you need for an unforgettable journey working, travelling & living abroad for up to 2 years. Live and work in the land of the maple leaf with the ultimate Working Holiday to Canada. From the Aurora to the stunning emerald blue lakes, there’s endless sights for you to witness in Canada. 

  • Secure your job before you fly with our Guaranteed Job Match Pre-arrival* + Unlimited Extra Matches* - All done virtually & no job fairs
  • Largest network of partner companies - land a job almost anywhere from the mountains to the city
  • Meet others through our Social app, join exclusive Global Traveller getaways & meet-up events
  • Dedicated Trip Coordinator to save you time, money & stress from arriving unprepared
  • Assistance with flights, travel insurance, accommodation, visa application & more 
  • Get your bearings once you land with a range awesome tours & activities

Don’t spend 4+ weeks job hunting in a foreign country with no income. Most travellers start planning 6-12 months ahead and dates are flexible, so start planning today!

This trip is perfect for anyone looking for the ultimate working holiday experience, complete with awesome inclusions, round the-clock support, and unforgettable excursions. For the bare essentials only, check out our Working Holiday in Canada ‘Lite’ trip.

Inclusions

Guaranteed job match pre-arrival*

A lot of companies won't hire travellers. We’re partnered with many of the best local businesses that will. *Save time & money with a Guaranteed Job Match before you arrive or we’ll extend your initial accommodation until you do.

Unlimited extra matches*

When it’s time for somewhere new, tap into our national database of Partner Organisations to keep funding your travels. *No limit on matches when you’ve given required notice to leave & remained professional.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Working holiday visa guidance

Get your working holiday visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalised booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

After a long flight you won't want to navigate public transport! Our local team will book you a private car to request once you've landed to whisk you to your included accommodation in style.

5 nights of hostel accommodation

Meet other Global Travellers in the heart of downtown Vancouver. A 4-person dorm makes it the ultimate lodging for jet-lag recovery, or treat yourself and upgrade!

"Welcome to Canada" group orientation

Meet our dedicated local team at our Vancouver office for a detailed introduction on everything you need to know about life and work in Canada.

Local life essentials

We’ll give you a Canadian SIM with your first month’s calls, SMS & data included, and help set up your Canadian bank account and Social Insurance Number.

Vancouver sightseeing tour

In your first few days, enjoy your included full day’s hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour aboard an open-top bus with live commentary which takes you all around Vancouver city.

Vancouver Lookout pass

Take in the beauty of the city with 360° views from the 147m tall tower. The perfect way to get your bearings and learn some history to start your trip. Located just across the street from our Vancouver office.

Day trip to Whistler

Head up to Canada’s most famous ski resort, Whistler, for the day. It’s an incredible place to visit year-round where you can frolic in the snow, fly through the forest or just take in the gorgeous scenery. It’s a return ticket, so you can stay the night too if you wish.

Overnight stay in Las Vegas

Spend a wild night in the infamous Las Vegas! We’ll put you up in a 4-star hotel so you can see the strip in style! Party the night away, then take to the tables to strike it lucky. There’s an option to add a 2nd night too. (Flight not included).

Permanent accommodation support

If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our local team can give you the tools and advice to help you find your perfect home.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Tax return assistance

Once your trip is over, we'll get your tax return sorted so you can get some extra cash back in your pocket.

Ongoing local team support

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice, a shoulder to lean on (literally) or you’re looking for your next job opportunity, our local team in Vancouver will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Social

Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.

Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Invites to Global Getaways

Be invited to exclusive customer only bucket-list side trips, so you can meet new friends and see more of the world while abroad.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

Ask a question

Chat with us online now, or we can call you back for free, 24 hours Mon-Fri.

Trip details

We understand the goal of a successful working holiday is to find local, seasonal employment to use as a means to fund your travels around the country. We also know that only certain businesses and industries will even consider hiring a traveller. 

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Trip location

Arrive in Vancouver so that you can attend your orientation and meet our local team at our Canadian office. After that, you’re free to roam as you please!

Orientation

Level 8, 333 Seymour Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6B 5A6

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Once you've touched down at Vancouver Airport, your private driver will meet you outside. They'll take you into downtown Vancouver to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel in the heart of the city. You'll be within walking distance to all of Vancouver's hot spots, including our Vancouver office! Relax, make some new friends and settle in!

Day 2

Head to our Vancouver office for your orientation and set up your bank account and Social Insurance Number so you’re all ready to start working. Our team will also give you a SIM card, loaded with 8GB of data, suitable for wherever you’ll be in Canada. Get the chance to meet the crew and a heap of other Global Travellers when you drop in!

Day 3

Today’s the day you get the ultimate Canadian welcome experience! We’ll give you your pass for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour aboard an open-top bus with live commentary at your orientation, so you can check out Vancouver’s best spots and get a real feel for the city. Do it your way with over 20 stops, from Gastown to Granville Island, where you can get off and on as and when you please. Go solo, or with your new Global travel buddies, it’s entirely up to you.

Day 4

Head out for the day to Canada’s most famous ski resort, Whistler. Really get a feel for Canada right from the start as you take in some of the most gorgeous scenery this amazing country has to offer, both in winter or summer. Your return ticket can also be booked for a later day, so you can spend the night too if you’d like. If you’re heading off to your new job right away, this inclusion remains valid for any future time you’d prefer to use it instead.

Day 5+

Most people have their interview before they’ve even left home. If you haven’t received yours within 5 days of arriving, we’ll extend your accommodation for free until we do. That’s how confident we are that you’re going to crush this. If you’re not successful in your first interview, don’t stress, we’ll keep trying until we find you a great job! After you’ve had your 5 nights stay in Vancouver, it’s generally time to move on to where your new workplace is. If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our team can help you with the resources and advice to find the perfect home. Transport arrangements to your new location can be provided with the help of our knowledgeable local team too.

6 months+

After successfully completing your first 6 months as a Canadian local, you might want to experience a whole new location, job or just take off and go travelling! Get in touch with your Trip Coordinator when you’re ready to take off to one of (if not) the best parties of your life, by jetting down to Las Vegas for a wild night at a 4-star hotel by the strip, included in your trip. We’ll be here when you decide it’s time for something new.

Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our Canadian team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Remember, you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters. Make use of our epic Vancouver office as much as you can, whether it be to hop on some WiFi whenever you need or catching up with our friendly crew over a coffee or kombucha. Call up and book an appointment! Stay connected with Social, where you can reach out to your Community Manager, stay updated with events happening in the country and chat with Global Travellers near you. You will also be invited to traveller meet-ups and exclusive Global Getaways, giving you access to short bucket-list side trips to awesome locations so you can continue to make new friends and see the world together. We’ve also partnered with a company that specialises in tax returns for working holidaymakers so you can easily lodge this online and return home with a little extra cash in your pocket! Get in touch with our team for more information about this. 

Working Holiday jobs & locations in Canada

Land an entry to mid-level job in Canada which will be fun and social, so you can make friends, learn new skills and have the freedom to explore new places. Located all across the country, here’s a list of the industries most of our Canadian Partner Organisations are in, and where you can expect to find yourself being matched with too!

  • Hospitality, like bars, restaurants & cafés
  • Tourism, like ziplining & golfing
  • Ski Resorts
  • Summer Resorts
  • Summer Camps
  • Hotels & Lodges
  • Labour & Construction
  • Sales & Promotions
  • + More

From seaside towns on the east coast to world-renowned Canadian ski resorts in the west and bustling cities in between, we’ve got connections to host companies dotted all over Canada, so you could find yourself working in any of these destinations. 

  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Sun Peaks
  • Tofino
  • Revelstoke
  • Fernie
  • Calgary
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Toronto
  • + More

Reviews

Jordan R
Was absolutely amazing!!!!!
Savannah W
Amazing! Lois was so kind and helpful, she answered every question I had and helped put my mind at ease while getting me even more excited for this adventure! She genuinely went above and beyond, I couldn’t be happier!
Cheyenne B
Very pleased with my experience with Global work & travel, very friendly and super helpful with my trip planning I don’t think I could’ve done it all on my own.
Luke H
Top tier service! Would travel with them again. They have been very helpful with my flight and living conditions. The people on the phone have been very patient and my meeting at the Global headquarters went very smoothly. Can't say enough good things about this travel agency.
Abbey H
Absolutely amazing!! Could not fault 👏🏻

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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel now?

Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

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Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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