Countries that Offer Working Holiday Visas for Canadians



Original post is from Global Goose “What Countries Offer Working Holiday Visa’s for Canadians”.  The blog post lists relevant information for about the requirements and steps to getting a Working Holiday Visa.

First off, what exactly is a Working holiday visa, and what is the purpose of it?

Essentially, this type of Visa allows young aspiring travellers to extend their vacation stay and be employed in the country! In other words, make some extra cash to fund their travels. Working abroad will improve cross-cultural understanding and will allow travellers to experience the lifestyle, the culture, and the people in a different way. Targeted towards young people who are looking to take a year off or improving their work experience, the jobs usually consist of (and not limited to) tourism, hospitality, retail or seasonal industries.

We’ve listed a few countries that offer Working Holiday Visa’s for Canadians!

Note to please be aware that the requirements for Working Holiday Visa’s are subject to change. Always double check online when you are considering to apply.


Ready to work in the land down under? Ski, surf or relax on the beach in Australia with the working holiday visa. Take advantage of the agreement signed between Canada and Australia which allows Canadian youth, between the ages of 18 and 30, to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months. You also may be eligible to have the option of staying for a second year if you have completed 3 months specified work in regional Australia.

Requirements for the Visa follow: Hold eligible passport, 18 to 30 years of age,  and will not be travelling with a dependent child.

Cost: $470 CAD

Relevant sources:

Official Australia Working Holiday Visa information

Everything You Need to Know About Working Holiday in Australia


Being Canadian can definitely have some perks! Chile’s Working Holiday Visa is exclusively for only Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders. Stretching across the southern half of the west coast of South America, surrounded by the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is famous for its excellent wine, absolutely mind-blowing landscapes and an ecosystem that ranges from arid desert to glacial fields and everything in between. Enjoy the affordable Working Holiday Visa in Chile and learn Spanish while you’re at it!

Requirements for the Visa follows: Being a Canadian Citizen, age between 18 and 35 years old, presenting a letter for consulate (introduction and reason for travel), proof of a return ticket from Chile within a year, sufficient funds to support during trip, and sufficient medical insurance.

Cost: $175 CAD

Relevant source

Official Chile Working Holiday Visa Information


New Zealand is full of natural volcanoes, mountains, great plains, and beaches. The perfect place for those who love to adventure outdoors and appreciate the environment around them. New Zealand offers this working Holiday Visa for Canadian Citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.

You can choose to apply for a 12 or 23 month visa and need proof of $3750 CAD. Some other requirements follow: Being a Canadian Citizen, age between 18 and 25 years old, proof of return ticket out of New Zealand, medical insurance,

Cost: $200 CAD

 Relevant Source

Official New Zealand Working Holiday information

Insider tips for a New Zealand Working Holiday


Experience working in Japan with the Working Holiday Visa in 2018! Be more than a tourist in Japan and be enriched in a country full of culture and traditions.

The requirements for this visa follows: Being a Canadian Citizen, between 18 and 30 years old, proof of support funds ($3200CAD), proof of return ticket and no criminal record. Apply through Consulates General of Japan or at Japanese Embassy in Canada in Ottawa

Costs: FREE

 Relevant sources:

Official Japan Working Holiday Information

At Stepabroad, we guarantee working positions and make sure you have the easiest start to your international experience abroad! Get to know more about our Working Holiday Program and don’t hesitate to Contact us if you are thinking about applying for a Working Holiday Visa in 2018! Kickstart your new year off abroad!