France Send-Off Package

Start your journey to France stress-free with our Send-Off Package. From step-by-step visa support, help to secure you a job and accommodation and answer all your questions along the way! Our Travel Coordinators will make sure you have the trip of a lifetime!

Start Dates



4 - 24 months



Program Overview

Feeling overwhelmed by the visa application process? No idea where to start when it comes to finding housing in France? France Send-Off could be the perfect program for you. Our experienced Travel Coordinators will walk you through the visa application process step-by-step. We will review all your documentation and help you get an in-person appointment!

Then join us for a one-on-one video conference to prepare you for all things France. From where to find accommodation to the best places to look for jobs, we’ve got you covered from the planning stages to landing in France and on through the rest of your trip!

What’s Included


  • Step-by-step France Working Holiday Visa application consultation
  • Review of your visa application documents to ensure they are completed correctly
  • Personal Stepabroad Trip Coordinator
  • Resume and cover letter review, interview preparation guide and land your dream job using our job resources
  • Comprehensive one-on-one orientation before your departure
  • Detailed info pack on everything you need to know for living, working & travelling in France
  • Help securing an apartment or flat share with our trusted accommodation partners

In Country

  • Legal right to live and work throughout France
  • Bank account recommendations and advice on moving money into your new account
  • Assistance obtaining your Social Security Number
  • Assistance finding short and long-term accommodation, along with access to our Housing Partners
  • On-going support from your designated work & travel advisor for the duration of your trip
  • Tips for filing both your French and Canadian taxes

The Fun Stuff!

  • Invitation to join Stepabroad’s private Facebook group to meet other Stepmates in France and Europe
  • Experience living and travelling throughout France
  • Immerse yourself in local French customs and traditions for a deeper experience!
  • Make long-lasting memories exploring the world with no stress
  • Satisfy your taste buds with diverse French & European cuisine
  • Have a blast improving your French language skills in a native-speaking environment.

What’s Not Included:

Flights, medical insurance, France working holiday visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food & rent.

What Will I Do?

The France Working Holiday Visa will allow you to work in a wide variety of fields – whether you’re looking for a casual part-time position to fund your European adventure or a full-time career-oriented position for some international work experience through the Stepabroad Send-Off package. Keep in mind that your level of French may affect the kind of job you may be considered for.

Possible France Working Holiday Jobs

English Speaking Opportunities

  • Restaurant or Kitchen Staff
  • English Tutoring
  • Tourism Focused Customer Service
  • Hotel Based Jobs
  • and more…

French Speaking Opportunites

  • Tutoring
  • Hospitality
  • Tour guide
  • Ski Instructor
  • Event staff and event planning
  • and more…

Want to Stepabroad to France?

Interested in learning more about applying for a working holiday in France? Get in touch to speak with one of our expert travel coordinators today to start planning your adventure!

How long does the application take to be approved normally?

This depends on the time of year you are applying. It can take anywhere from 7-30 business days to hear back about your visa. We recommend starting the process no later than 3 months before you depart to allow enough time to gather the necessary documentation and secure a biometrics appointment. Worried about the timeline? Talk to one of our Travel Coordinators today to find out what wait times are looking like at the moment!

Let’s Get Started!

If you’re ready to apply for your France Working Holiday Send-Off Program then let’s get started, all you have to do is fill out this application form to Stepabroad for the experience of a lifetime!

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Travel Insurance

We know that travelling with a peace of mind is important to you. That’s why it’s a good idea to have travel insurance in case something unexpectedly goes wrong while you’re abroad.


How much do I need to save before departure?

The more you can save before you depart, the easier your transition to life in Europe will be! In addition to your proof of funds, we recommend budgeting around $2,000 CAD to cover your flights, travel insurance and arrival accommodation in France. If you plan on travelling a bit before settling down, you should budget at least $500 a week for basic expenses, but more if you are a bit of a flashpacker.

Where do I submit my application for a French working holiday visa?

Your initial application will be submitted online, but you will also need to attend an in-person appointment in either Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal.

Can Canadians work in France? For how long?

Canadians can work in France for up to 2 years on a Working Holiday Visa. Talk to one of our Travel Coordinators to find out more!

Is it hard to get a work visa for France?

Not if you go with Stepabroad! We will walk you through the visa application process step by step and we will review all your documentation before your in-person appointment to make sure everything is in order.

What is the cost of living like in France?

This is very dependent on where you live. Paris will be very similar to Vancouver or Toronto in terms of rental costs. However, groceries, phone plans and utilities tend to be cheaper in France than here in Canada. Most other cities in France will have much cheaper rental prices, making them more affordable and authentic.