Your Guide to Applying for your Canadian Working Holiday Program Visa from NZ
Step 1 – Triple check your admissibility for a Working Holiday Permit
Step 2 – If you have a criminal or traffic conviction in any country, or if you have a current charge pending for a criminal or traffic offence in any country, please download the Guide to see if you are eligible to apply for the WHP.
Step 3 – Prepare your application documents and apply
Preparing your Application
To apply for the Working Holiday Program (WHP) each applicant is required to submit the following:
Note: Your passport must be valid for the entire period of your intended stay in Canada. If your passport has a validity of less than 24 months when you submit your application for the WHP, you must state on the photocopy of your passport that you intend to leave Canada before the expiry of your passport, and sign the photocopy to confirm this.
- Application Form – then carefully complete all sections of the application form (See Attached).
- Program Participation Fee - attach proof you have paid the current fee in the correct format
- Attach a clear photocopy of the information page of your New Zealand passport, ensuring the photo and signature are visible. Please ensure your passport is signed before photocopying it. Do not send your actual passport.
For example: If you have ever committed, been arrested or charged with any criminal offence in any country, you need to review the information in the Criminality section. If you have a medical condition, or you wish to work in the restricted occupations of child care, primary or secondary school teaching, or health services, or if you have resided/sojourned in a designated country/territory for a certain period of time prior to submitting your application for the WHP, you need to review the information in the Medical section.
Please check your application thoroughly before sending it in. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to you unprocessed.
You can send your application package by mail to the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand
High Commission of Canada
PO Box 8047
Please note: The High Commission of Canada in New Zealand does not take any responsibility for lost or misdirected mail. They strongly recommend that applicants use more secure means, such as a courier, to send in their application packages.
They ask that your application is not folded as creases in the paper can cause problems with the scanners and can delay processing.
Courier items are deliverable to this PO Box.