Maybe it's a working vacation you're after, make a little money to pay for that plane ticket ? or maybe you just want to work in new surroundings, and gain skills and experience. Read on!
- Start with your home country's foreign affairs website. Look for links about youth, working holidays, exchange programs, etc.; then look for Canadian-affiliated programs.
- Check out your home country's Youth Hostel Association website.
- Are you a European student/youth? Want to visit and work in Canada? Check out: On Youth On the Move!
Maybe you're not a student or youth, or just want to see other options for working in Canada? Every year over 90,000 foreign workers enter Canada via a work permit to help meet skill shortages. Briefly, the most common process:
- An employer offers you a job
- The job offer is examined for foreign eligibility
- You apply for your work permit
To be eligible for a work permit (and also temporary residence status, which is included), you must have skills that are needed in Canada, and apply from outside the country. Not all jobs require a work permit, however, and there are other exceptions depending on your job, your country of origin and other factors - so check out Canada International for all the information you'll need.
Check out how hostels can help you get a job with our job seeker packages.