It’s official! The Canadian government has announced the age limit that Canadians are eligible for an Australia Working Holiday Visa has been increased from 30 to 35. This means if you are a Canadian who is over 18 and not yet 36, you are able to apply for an Australian Working Holiday Visa. This visa allows Canadians to work in Australia to support their travels around the country for up to three years! Now even more Canadians will be able to participate in the Australian Working Holiday Program and we couldn’t be more excited.
Working holiday visas are part of a Youth Mobility Agreement between two countries. In Canada, this is organized by a division of the government called International Experience Canada (IEC). Under the Youth Mobility Agreement between Australia and Canada, many Canadians go to Australia each year (and vice-versa). In fact, Australia is consistently the top destination for Canadians to go abroad on a working holiday. Expanding the eligible age from 30 to 35 gives even more Canadians the opportunity to benefit from the personal growth that comes with travel. Opportunities like this help Canadian youth immerse themselves in a new culture and grow into well-developed citizens who will be part of a globally-minded generation.
Has this news got you thinking, “Yes, it’s not too late! I can still go to Australia for the work and travel experience of a lifetime!”?
Look no further, Stepabroad can help make your Australia travel dreams a reality! We help young Canadians find work opportunities abroad and provide all the support necessary to begin an unforgettable working holiday. Our Australia Working Holiday Program helps you land a job and set up everything you need for living in Australia. You can even have our team pick you up at the airport and take you to pre-arranged accommodation. We also provide assistance applying for your Australia Working Holiday Visa and offer travel advice, tips for flights, resume revisions and more! All our programs provide a personal trip coordinator to assist you from start to finish!
Interested to learn more? Check out our Australia Working Holiday Programs page to view more details. You may also book a call with our team to learn how we can help you get on your way for the work and travel experience of a lifetime!
We know it’s a big decision to pack up your things and travel to the other side of the globe. You might be wondering what it’s like to live and work in a foreign country? How will my life be different than in Canada? These are completely normal questions! Our participant Ian Saunders has shared his Australian working holiday experience working in Brisbane. Check out his blog post, Life on an Australian Working Holiday.
Still unsure about the idea of doing a working holiday? Here are 3 Reasons You Should Take a Working Holiday.
To learn more about how to apply for the Australia Working Holiday Visa, check out our post, How Canadians Can Apply For An Australia Working Holiday Visa.
For more information on immigration and the Australian Working Holiday Visa, check out the Australian government’s website on Working Holiday Visas.
Here is the official announcement from the Government of Canada.
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Alison is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Stepabroad and loves sharing her passion for adventure to inspire others to travel. While in university, she took a life-changing summer trip to Australia on a Working Holiday and since then traveled extensively across six continents throughout her student and professional career.