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Working Holiday Visa In Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) offers young people from around the world the opportunity to work in Canada for up to two years, in any Canadian province and for any Canadian employer. The Working Holiday Visa In Canada does not require a job offer to be eligible.

Students, foreign workers and other individuals from specific countries who meet the requirements may apply for this working holiday visa. In Canada, this program is designed for visiting youth seeking Canadian work experience. If you have an interest in working abroad and you are between the ages of 18 and 35, consider the working holiday visa!

NOTE: Applicants from some countries will not be eligible to apply if they are over 30 years. Check the table below to see if your country is qualified to participate in this program.

The Working Holiday Visa is relatively easy to obtain. As long as the applicant meets the following criteria:

  • Minimum age requirement
  • Proof of citizenship and residence in their country of origin
  • Must be free of any medical or criminal issues that may cause inadmissibility.

With this type of work permit, you will not be allowed to work in certain fields such as healthcare or with children because in most cases, a medical exam is not required. The government processing fees for this is $150 CAD as well as all Canadian work permits. The expiry date will vary based on your country of citizenship. See table below to find out if you meet the requirements for a working holiday visa, Canada offers tremendous opportunities for young travellers.

Any individual who fall within the listed age range is eligible for the Working Holiday Visa.

Country of origin Age Requirement Country of origin Age Requirement
Australia 18 to 30 Korea, Rep. 18 to 30
Belgium 18 to 30 Latvia 18 to 35
Chile 18 to 30 Lithuania 18 to 35
Czech Republic 18 to 35 Mexico 18 to 29
Costa Rica 18 to 35 Netherlands 18 to 30
Croatia 18 to 35 New Zealand 18 to 35
Denmark 18 to 35 Norway 18 to 35
Estonia 18 to 35 Poland 18 to 35
France 18 to 35 Slovakia 18 to 35
Germany 18 to 35 Slovenia 18 to 35
Greece 18 to 35 Spain 18 to 35
Hong Kong 18 to 30 Sweden 18 to 30
Ireland 18 to 35 Taiwan 18 to 35
Italy 18 to 35 Ukraine 18 to 35
Japan 18 to 30 United Kingdom 18 to 30

If your country is not on this list, there is every possibility that Canada will establish a partnership for youth work and travel in the future.  Be sure to check back regularly!

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