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Canada Working Holiday Economy Option


Want to experience life in one of the best cities to live in, in the world?

We aim to get you working within 4 days of arrival - if haven't got your heart set on a Ski Resort Job - then this option is for you.

You won't be accepted on to the programme unless we're confident that we will be able to find you work, and we have a very good track record. We work with  trusted partners in Canada and 200+ employers who will all take staff at short notice. Most work is in Vancouver. 


Basic Service Gets You:

  • Pre departure information and assistance including arrival information
  • Free internet at hostel and office after arrival while finding work
  • Orientation at our Canadian partner's Vancouver office in Tinseltown
  • Social Insurance number and Bank Account set up assistance.
  • Information on how to find the right job for you in Canada
  • Job interview Workshop
  • CV assistance, we'll help you upgrade your CV to fit Canadian employer demands
  • City and Regional Transit Information
  • Vancouver Weekly activities, events, pub-nights and monthly overnight trips
  • Transfer from Airport to hostel details/information to make it easy-as (sky train) 
  • Optional add on of 2 nights dorm style accommodation on arrival and 2 continental style breakfasts during stay at hostel on arrival in Vancouver
  • Hostel membership
  • Free internet during stay at hostel 
  • Access to an online group of travellers just like you which you can access on Facebook - one just for Kiwis travelling to Canada too 
  • Once you enrol you will receive a friend request from our Canada partner's PR department and they will invite you to our local events and activities
  • Mail-holding and secure storage service (up to 1 year)
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Ongoing service and support as necessary
  • Travel Insurance and Flight guidance personal assistance from our IWH Travel OE Guru (at no extra cost to you)
  • Working Holiday Visa Guide - Comprehensive 22 page Document to ensure your visa application process is correct and simple


I was working soon after my requested start date and the team at IWH made sure I was sorted with accommodation too. 

Jobs Available

Canada is a tipping nation. Food & Beverage, Kitchen Work and select Service positions can expect $2-5 extra per hour based on season, location and company. We have year round placements in the following sectors. 

  • Retail (shops)
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality (cafe, restaurant)
  • Promotional Work
  • Cleaning     



What Is Not In The Package

  • Working Holiday Visa fee payable to the Canadian High Commission
  • Your Airfare - although we can help you find amazing flights
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation after your included two nights*
  • Accommodation deposits, and rent in advance for flats
  • Personal expenses and food
  • This is a working holiday so you should plan to have at least $3500 savings to support you while you get settled. 

*we provide two nights accommodation as an optional add on, on arrival but you can book longer as well if you like - extra nights are $40pnpp



Wondering When To Go?

We have jobs all year round! But you should aim to start at the beginning of the summer or winter season and be able to commit for at least 6 months - why wouldn't you? You'll have a 2 year visa. 



Why is Vancouver such a great city to live in?

  • The scenery!
  • Easy public transport
  • Can explore ski resorts on time off
  • Ranked one of the best cities in the world to live in (just behind Auckland)

Costs for the Work and Travel Canada Service Program


  • Job placement assistance after arrival  $1250.00 NZD payable at time of application

If you do not pass the interview and screening process the fee above less $150 admin/interview costs will be refunded.

Optional Extras

  • Extra Nights at Arrival Hostel in Vancouver $50 NZD per night
  • Pre-Placement before you arrive in Canada 

Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. We will post changes on here as they happen but once your application is accepted the price is set and will not alter.

Other costs to consider

  • Flights to Canada
  • IEC Visa Fee: CA$226
  • Medical Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

We can help with discounted flights and insurance through our IWH Travel Department 

Apply Online Now or Ask for our Free Phone Consultation Below

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What can you expect to earn?

Minimum Wage by Province

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I started to work in a bike and coffee shop only two weeks after arriving in Canada and this experience was one of the most challenging experiences of my life. Even though I have some bike experience, I had never worked in a bike shop or coffee shop before, so I had to learn the names of all bike parts, as well as learn how to prepare special kinds of coffees and deal with customers. The first days were very hard, but in the second week I was feeling more comfortable and I really enjoyed my job, because I worked with 2 things I like: people and bikes! I worked in an amazing place, in one of the best resorts in Canada, with people from all over the world and also enjoyed my free time riding my bike, making new friends and traveling. Julian

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