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Canada Working Holiday Economy Option


If you are heading to Canada and want some arrival assistance - you're independent, and haven't got your heart set on a Ski Resort Job - then this option is for you.


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.
  • 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 information (sky train)
  • 2 nights dorm style accommodation on arrival
  • 2 continental style breakfasts during stay at hostel on arrival
  • 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


I spent my summer in Lake Louise. I got a position at the Front Desk in a fabulous high class hotel in one of the most gorgeous places on earth, Lake Louise, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. For those of you who looked up Lake Louise on Google Earth and think that it is just a small village in the middle of nowhere with nothing going on, are totally wrong.

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.

  • Retail
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Guest Service
  • Labour
  • Promotional Work
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen Work
  • Maintenance
  • 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*
  • Personal expenses

*we provide two nights accommodation 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 the whole season (4-6 months)


Costs for the Work and Travel Canada Service Program


  • Job placement assistance after arrival  $699.00 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 $40 NZD per night
  • Pre-Placement before you arrive in Canada $151.00 (summer) or $300 (winter)

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
  • Processing of your visa ($250CAD)
  • 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


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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