If you are looking for a new adventure, then New Zealand is the perfect place! With exhilarating adventure activities, breathtaking landscapes, and easy-going vibes, New Zealand is a remarkable place to call home. Our Working Holiday New Zealand Programs help Canadians successfully begin living and working anywhere in New Zealand.

Why do a Working Holiday in New Zealand?

Breathtaking landscapes, an easy-going lifestyle, endless opportunity for adventure and high quality of life makes New Zealand an ideal place to do a working holiday. As an English-speaking country with warm and welcoming locals, it’s easy to get settled in your new laid-back life in Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Choose to live in Auckland, a short drive from the extraordinary West Coast beaches, or Wellington, New Zealand’s mini-San Francisco, or perhaps you’ll settle somewhere spectacular on the South Island. With so much densely packed beauty, you will always find incredible places nearby to explore. Let our team help you get started with your new life in paradise!

Embark on New Adventures

Live in a place where you can learn to surf one weekend and hike a volcano the next. Raft through underground caverns and swim in waterfall pools. Life in New Zealand is incredible.

Live a Laid-back Lifestyle

New Zealanders are known for their work-to-live approach. No one is ever in a hurry and everyone’s got a smile to give. Living in New Zealand means living on island time.

Explore Both Islands

New Zealand is made up of two islands and is jam-packed with incredible places to see. Instead of rushing through the sights, take time to see it all at a relaxed pace.

Advance your Career

New Zealand’s Working Holiday Visa has no restrictions so you can work in any job. Try out a new career path or pursue your current field.

Requirements

The New Zealand government charges $208 NZD to apply for the New Zealand 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 steps in more detail and ensure you provide the correct documentation. The requirements are as follows:

  • Hold a valid Canadian passport
  • Between 18 and 35 years old at the time of application
  • Can prove the Canadian equivalent of $4,200 NZD or more to support your trip
  • Provide round trip flight information or sufficient funds to purchase one
  • 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 up to 12 months which can be extended to 23 months
  • Have never previously held a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

New Zealand Programs

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