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Working Holiday in Canada (Lite)

Experience
Working Holiday
Destination
Canada
Duration
6 to 24 months
Ages
18 to 35

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Sep 2022, and closing very soon.

From $1,995

$495
deposit now
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

Trip overview

Built for the traveller who wants to work & travel abroad with only the essentials and our famous trusted support system. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our Working Holiday in Canada (Lite) trip. We’ve taken our most popular full-service trip and cut out some of the extras, to “lighten up” the experience and help you travel with us for less. From nightclubs to the Northern Lights, Canada is a huge country with plenty of incredible sights to see!

  • Secure your job before you fly with a Canadian Job Match - Done virtually, usually from your home!
  • Largest network of partner companies - land a job almost anywhere from the mountains to the city
  • Dedicated Trip Coordinator to save you time, money & stress from arriving unprepared
  • Assistance with flights, travel insurance, accommodation, visa application & more 
  • Join exclusive Global Traveller getaways & meet-up events

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!

Looking for more support & even better inclusions? Check out our most popular Working Holiday in Canada trip, which includes unlimited job matches, epic side tours & even more support.

Inclusions

Job match

A lot of companies won't hire travellers. We’re partnered with many of the best local businesses that will. Land your first job to start soon after arrival, and save time, money & the worry of returning home early.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and 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 personalized booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

Start your trip off right and roll up like a VIP! When your plane lands a private chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you straight to your included hostel accommodation in style.

3 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.

Permanent accommodation support

If permanent accommodation isn’t provided by the host company, we can help you find the perfect home.

Ongoing local team support

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of Canada, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

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.

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.

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 join exclusive, short bucket-list side trips in a small group of Global Travellers to awesome locations, so you can meet new friends and see more of the world together 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

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Trip details

Wake up to a new adventure every single day, meet new people and be the envy of everyone back home when you dive into our Working Holiday (Lite) in Canada!

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.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn 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 own private driver will be waiting for you outside. They’ll take you into downtown Vancouver to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel in the famous ‘West End’ where we’ll cover the first 3 nights for you. 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 travellers are prioritised so you’ll get to skip the queue and get your Social Insurance Number faster! 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 proper 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 in-person Global orientation with our travellers, 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

After you’ve had your 3 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 find the perfect home. Transport arrangements to your new location can be provided with the help of our local team too.

Ongoing

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!  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 beer. 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.  Did you know we have an even better trip than this one for Canada? With more inclusions, side trips and the option to work & travel in a second country afterwards, check out our premium, most popular Working Holiday in Canada trip.

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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?

Why go Global

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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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