Canada Paid Work

Trip code: CAWG

  • Adventure 4 out of 5
  • Relaxation 3 out of 5
  • Culture 2 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Work in Canada for up to 12 months using our Vancouver job services
  • Experience real Canadian culture, see the sights on your days off and earn some money
  • Perfect for those who already have a working holiday visa that are looking to get help finding a job in Canada
  • Provides you with all the essentials including a bank account and tax ID number

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All 2013 Canadian working visas are now sold out! Enquires for 2014 will open later this year.

 

Live and work in Canada, one of the most laid back, friendly and awe inspiring places on earth, it's no wonder thousands of travellers flock to Canada to work every year!

 

Whether you plan on a ski season, living the city life, or simply casually working as you travel around we'll set you up with everything you need to get started. You'll have access to our HOT JOBS list of regular employers throughout Canada, we'll set you up with a bank account, tax codes and all of the necessities and our team of experienced staff will be on hand to help out every step of the way.

 

All you have to do is get your working holiday visa, book the trip with us and off you go!


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  • The package (Up to 12 months)

  • Arrival and orientation (2 days)

  • Getting a job ()

The package: Up to 12 months

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Destination info

The North American country of Canada is a combination of extraordinary landscapes, varying climates, friendly people, fascinating wildlife and of course maple syrup! Located north of the USA and south of the Arctic pole, Canada lies in between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

 

Vancouver

Many refer to Vancouver, British Columbia as the most beautiful city in the world. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the majesty of the mountains, Vancouver truly has an awe-inspiring effect on its visitors. Vancouver is also the gateway to any possible activity a traveller may want to do. From whale watching in the summer to heli-skiing and glacier hiking in the winter, in Vancouver you can do it all!

 

Vancouver Island

Just short of a 2hr ferry ride from the mainland, you'll find this beautiful island. From camping and caving to whale watching and bathing in natural hot springs, this island is simply amazing. If the great outdoors isn’t your thing, the capital city of Victoria will attend to your needs with its great array of shops, museums and a tasty variety of restaurants.

 

Whistler, Jasper and Banff

Whistler, Jasper and Banff are all known for their stunning scenery and most of all their amazing skiing. Using a bus service to get around these destinations is the best way for those on a budget! Even if you are not travelling in the ski season, these places are lovely to visit in the warmer months boasting natural waterfalls, beautiful national parks and a range of outdoor activities from canoeing to caving.

 

Ontario

Known for its famous tourist hotspots Toronto and Niagara Falls, you'll find this province has more to it than meets the eye when you discover its diverse environment, culture and history.

  • Location: Flexible

This package is designed to set you up with everything you need to start working in Canada, so that you can pick up a job as soon as you are ready. The first day is spent settling in and getting to know other travellers that have arrived, as well as getting all of the essentials such as bank accounts and tax papers set up. 

 

Our team are on hand to support you in getting a job as soon as you arrive. Throughout your year in Canada you will have full access to our "Hot Jobs List" which is updated daily with new job opportunities throughout Canada,  you can apply for as many jobs as you would like and you can take as many jobs as you want in the year.


 We have contacts with hundreds of employers throughout Canada which feature on our "Hot jobs list". The most popular destinations are...

 

  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Vancouver Island
  • Ontario

 

Arrival and orientation: 2 days

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Destination info

The North American country of Canada is a combination of extraordinary landscapes, varying climates, friendly people, fascinating wildlife and of course maple syrup! Located north of the USA and south of the Arctic pole, Canada lies in between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

 

Vancouver

Many refer to Vancouver, British Columbia as the most beautiful city in the world. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the majesty of the mountains, Vancouver truly has an awe-inspiring effect on its visitors. Vancouver is also the gateway to any possible activity a traveller may want to do. From whale watching in the summer to heli-skiing and glacier hiking in the winter, in Vancouver you can do it all!

  • Location: Vancouver

Before you arrive into Vancouver you will recieve a welcome pack which will detail the schedule for the orientation day. The first day is the arrival day and a chance to meet people from all over the world who will be working in Canada. Everyone will stay in a popular backpacker hostel in downtown Vancouver and it's a great opportunity to get a taste of what Vancouver has to offer.

 

In the morning our team will come and meet you at your hostel and take you for your orientation.

 

The orientation lasts all day and is split into two parts. The morning we go on a walking tour of Vancouver so you can get to know your surroundings. The tour lasts for around 2.5 hours and we'll show you where to go for banks, internet cafe's and mobile phone options. We also visit the Social Insurance Office to get your Social Insurance Number, required to work in Canada.

 

During the morning you will be taken to the bank. We will provide you with the full contact details of the bank and tell you what is required to open an account. You can then make an appointment that best suits you to open an account. We recommend you do this within your first few days in the city.
 

After lunch we have a full welcome orientation at the offices. This includes...

 

  • Introduction to the staff
  • Briefing on how to find the best value accommodation in Vancouver (typically shared houses or appartments)
  • An explanation of the TAX system in Canada
  • Advice about jobs available and where
  • Introduction to the hot jobs and accommodation lists
  • How to use the discount membership card
  • Introduction to travelling in Canada

By the end of the first day you will be ready to begin contacting employers, or free to head off travelling.

 

Internet Facilities
You will receive 1 hour of Internet time free each day in our Vancouver or Whistler office. This is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends back home when you first arrive in Canada. Our staff are also based in the offices so you can ask any questions while you are there.

 

Mail Holding & Forwarding Service
We have a mail service set up for when you arrive in Canada. This way you will have a postal address as soon as you get there. The mail service will forward standard letters to any post office at any location within Canada. So no matter where you are, your mail can reach you.

Getting a job:

Destination info

The North American country of Canada is a combination of extraordinary landscapes, varying climates, friendly people, fascinating wildlife and of course maple syrup! Located north of the USA and south of the Arctic pole, Canada lies in between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

 

Vancouver


Many refer to Vancouver, British Columbia as the most beautiful city in the world. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the majesty of the mountains, Vancouver truly has an awe-inspiring effect on its visitors. Vancouver is also the gateway to any possible activity a traveller may want to do. From whale watching in the summer to heli-skiing and glacier hiking in the winter, in Vancouver you can do it all!

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After your orientation for most travellers the aim is to get a job as soon as possible. As we have a lot of contacts with hundreds of employers throughout Canada participants are usually able to find a job within a couple of weeks of arriving, although you will need to be flexible as this can take longer depending on the time of year you arrive, your past experience and how motivated you are.  

 

We usually recommend that you have around $2500 Canadian dollars to see you through the first couple of months of arriving.

 

When you first arrive we will set you up with a login to our "Hot jobs list" which has hundreds of job opportunities throughout the major destinations in Canada. Applying for a job is easy and staff in the Vancouver office are there to help if you need it. 

 

We also offer a CV writing workshop every week and you are more than welcome to join this to ensure you get off to the best possible start. 

 

The cost of living in Canada is a lot lower and your money goes further. You will earn enough to pay for all of your living expenses like rent and food. You will need to take some savings with you just in case you decide to go travelling after the job.


Wages vary according to job type and location. In general, pay rates average between CAD$8 to CAD$12 per hour. For some jobs, if you work the full season you may get a bonus up to a CAD$1000.

 

During winter there are lots of jobs in Whistler and other ski resorts as that is the high season in the ski industry.  In planning your trip it is important to remember that most employers during this time are looking for either short term workers e.g. a weekend or 3‐4 days work or a commitment of 4 months or more for the whole season. If you are looking for seasonal work on ski resorts then it is best to arrive one month before the start of the season.

 

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What's included?

  • First Night Accommodation Vancouver (Thursday night)
  • Full Orientation (Friday morning)
  • Vancouver Walking Tour
  • Fast-track processing of your Social Insurance Number
  • Advice and Assistance from our on-site co-ordinator to help you find a job
  • Free CV writing tutorial
  • Exclusive access to job and accommodation listings for 12 months
  • Assistance in opening a bank account and sorting out your mobile phone
  • One hour free Internet access per week day in Vancouver and Whistler
  • Mail Holding Service
  • 24-hr Emergency Assistance
  • One-year membership for discounts on tours, attractions and local services in the area
  • Social activities in Vancouver ranging from pub nights to ski trips

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Working Holiday Visa
  • Living Costs (Accommodation, Food and Transportation)
  • Spending Money
  • Travel Insurance

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

On this programme you need to be between 18 and 30 years old.

 

Accommodation

On arrival you will have one night of accommodation in the Samesun Hostel (Thursday night), a 5-minute walk to the Vancouver office.

 

Some jobs include accommodation. If they don’t, you will be able to find shared accommodation fairly easily when you arrive. You will also have access to our accommodation list. The first decision is where you wish to work, then once you have a job you can use this list to find somewhere to live in the area.

 

Until you have decided where to live and work you can easily extend your stay in the Samesun Hostel in downtown Vancouver. Extra nights cost about $29 CAD.

 

Meals

Meals are not included. You will be responsible for preparing your own meals at your accommodation. The main cities offer a wide choice of cuisine, from international to locally produced food.

 

Is this trip for you?

Programme Requirements

You will need a working holiday visa to take part in this programme - it is your responsibility to obtain your own visa. Visas are now sold out for 2012 however will be available from the Canadian embassy from the end of January 2013. Please do not apply for your visa before this date - any application received prior to this date will not be considered. Please check visa availability before booking. For information on visas and how to apply please visit the website of your local Canadian Embassy.

 

The working holiday visa is available to anyone age 18-30 from one of the following countries: UK, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand or Sweden. Please check that there are still Open Work Authorisation visas available before applying to the programme for the current year.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel adviser who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24-hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. Where do I get the working holiday visa from?

Please check visa availability before booking. Visas are usually released around the end of January. For information on visas and how to apply please visit the website of your local Canadian Embassy. The Working Holiday Visa is approximately $150 CAD (around £100).

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2. How many visas are available?

There are 2000 available from the end of January 2013.

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3. What happens if they run out and I don’t get a visa?

You will get a full refund of our programme costs.

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4. How much will I earn on average?

You will get earn an average of $8 to $12 CAD per hour. Tipping is great in Canada and you can expect an additional $2 – $5 CAD on top of your wage per hour if you have a service job.

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5. When is the best time to find work in Canada?

The months of April to June and September to November are the best months to find work. January, February and August are the worst months to find jobs as they have already been filled!

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6. How much would I need to have saved to cover the accommodation, food and transport costs?

You need to have ‘proof of funds’ which means sufficient financial resources to cover your expenses for the first 3 months of your stay in Canada (£650 / $1,000 CAD per month) which can either come from your bank account or a guarantor.

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