A Working Holiday in Chile provides young Canadians who want to travel South America with an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a Spanish-speaking country and discover the truest way to experience life like a local!

Why do a Working Holiday in Chile?

Doing a working holiday in Chile will be an experience you never forget. Surround yourself with some of the continent’s friendliest people, mesmerizing landscapes, top festivals, and unforgettable nightlife. Explore the street art and food markets in vibrant cities like Santiago and Valparaíso. Learn to surf in laid-back beach towns and ski down active volcanoes. Gaze at the Milky Way in the world’s driest desert and top dark sky preserve. Trek world famous trails in Patagonia. Skip a Canadian winter and embrace summer in the Southern Hemisphere. While living in Chile you will be within reach of many bucket list destinations. Take trips to Buenos Aires, La Paz, or Easter Island. Let Stepabroad help you make the most of your time on this amazing continent!

Live in South America

Chile is the only country in South America that Canadians can do a working holiday in. Take a once in a lifetime opportunity to live on this amazing continent that is lively and rich with culture!

Learn & Practice Your Spanish

Immerse yourself in a Spanish-speaking country. Using the language on a day-to-day basis, including in your job, will vastly improve your Spanish skills.

Low Cost of Living

Enjoy a low cost of living while experiencing a new and exciting Latin culture. Of all our working holiday destinations, your dollar will go furthest here.

High Safety Ranking

According to the Global Peace Index, Chile is South America’s second safest country behind Uruguay so you can feel confident about your new home.


The Chilean government charges $135 USD to apply for the Chile Working Holiday Visa. They have a number of requirements you must meet in order for your application to be approved. Your personal Stepabroad Travel Advisor will walk you through the application process in more detail and ensure you provide the correct documentation. The requirements are as follows:

  • Hold a Canadian passport valid for at least one year past your entry date into Chile
  • Between 18 and 35 years old at the time of application
  • Can prove the Canadian equivalent of $2,500 USD or more to support your trip
  • Provide round trip flight information or sufficient funds to purchase one
  • Provide a Health Certificate proving you are in good health
  • Proof you are fully covered by insurance for the length of your trip 
  • A clean criminal record
  • Planning a trip of 1 to 12 months
  • Have never previously held a Chile Working Holiday Visa

Chile Programs

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