No job offer yet? Travel and work in Canada on an open work permit!

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  • You don’t have a job offer yet,
  • You want to work for more than one employer and location in Canada,
  • You’d like to earn some money so that you can travel

Then you can apply for an open work permit to come and work in Canada under the Working Holiday Program for up to 12 months depending on your country of citizenship.

Processing time: 5 Weeks

Dependents: are not eligible to accompany you however, they may apply to visit or study in Canada separately.

Candidate Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Working Holiday Program, you must:

  • be a citizen of the country listed below
  • have a valid passport for the duration of your stay in Canada. Note that your work permit in Canada will not be longer than the validity of your passport
  • provide a permanent address in the country listed below in your work permit application
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 or 35 depending on your country (see list below)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay—you might need to present evidence of this insurance at the time of entry to Canada
  • be admissible to Canada means no criminal record
  • have a round-trip ticket before departure, or demonstrate that you will have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • pay the application fees (from $150.00)

Who can apply for this work permit?

If you are a citizen (passport holder) of the following country and meet the above requirements including the age limit below you could apply for a working holiday program.

Country Age limit
Australia 18 to 35
Austria 18 to 30
Belgium 18 to 30
Chile 18 to 35
Costa Rica 18 to 35
Croatia 18 to 35
Czech Republic 18 to 35
Denmark 18 to 35
Estonia 18 to 35
France 18 to 35
Germany 18 to 35
Greece 18 to 35
Hong Kong SAR 18 to 30
Ireland 18 to 35
Italy 18 to 35
Japan 18 to 30
Korea, Republic 18 to 30
Latvia Republic 18 to 35
Lithuania 18 to 35
Luxembourg 18 to 30
Mexico 18 to 29
Netherlands 18 to 30
New Zealand 18 to 35
Norway 18 to 35
Poland 18 to 35
Portugal 18 to 35
San Marino 18 to 35
Slovakia 18 to 35
Slovenia 18 to 35
Spain 18 to 35
Sweden 18 to 30
Taiwan 18 to 35
Ukraine 18 to 35
United Kingdom 18 to 30

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