PROGRAM COST (START VANCOUVER OR TORONTO)
- Full guidance with IEC pool entry + visa application
- Virtual pre-departure orientation session
- Facebook group to meet other USIT travellers
- 1-on-1 job support on arrival + CV assistance
- 2 year access to exclusive Canada job database
- 2 year access to Vancouver and Toronto hubs
- Arrival orientation + city tours + social events
- Long-term job, housing and travel help
- 24/7 help and in-country support
Canada working holiday (IEC) visa – CAD $253 (Paid directly to the Canada Embassy)
Biometrics appointment – CAD $85 (Paid directly to the Canada Embassy)
Support funds – CAD $2,500 (Must be shown on arrival into Canada)
Travel insurance – A two-year travel insurance policy is a requirement of your Canada visa
Flights – You must have a round-trip ticket or be able to show funds to buy a flight home
HOW IT WORKS
WHEN TO BOOK
Due to a restricted number of working holiday Canada visas each year, you cannot apply for a visa year-round. The IEC pool to register for a visa opens at the end of the year/start of the following year, so we recommend booking at this point for the best chance of securing a visa. You can book onto our USIT Work Canada program year-round and our team will let you know as soon as the visa pool opens.
STEP 1. CHECK YOU’RE ELIGIBLE
First, check you’re eligible for a Canada working holiday (IEC) visa. All good? Pay your deposit and wait for us to get in touch with the next steps.
STEP 2. ENTER THE IEC VISA POOL
Our team will send you instructions on how to enter the IEC visa pool. This essentially registers your interest in applying for a Canada work visa.
STEP 3. APPLY FOR YOUR VISA
Pray daily to the travel gods for the email saying ‘Invitation to Apply’. Once in your inbox, we’ll send instructions on how to fill out your visa form.
STEP 4. ATTEND YOUR BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT
All visa applicants must apply attend a biometrics appointment at a Canada Visa Application Centre. You’ll choose your nearest centre during your visa application.
STEP 5. GET YOUR POE (PORT OF ENTRY) LETTER
Congrats! This is basically your Canada working holiday visa. You have 12 months to enter Canada from the date stamped on your POE.
STEP 6. GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
We’ll give you access to our members-only job listings so that you can apply for jobs before you go – or you can wait until you arrive in Canada.
STEP 7. GET ORGANISED
Now your visa is secured, you can book flights and travel insurance. A two-year travel insurance policy is an entry requirement into Canada.
STEP 8. ARRIVE INTO VANCOUVER OR TORONTO
We’ll connect you with SWAP – our Canada partners – who'll set you up with your arrival orientation, job sessions, free city walking tour, social events and more.