New Zealand Send-Off Package

Arrive in New Zealand stress-free having received everything to get your working holiday off to an epic start; from visa support to finding working holiday jobs, a place to live, opening your bank, tax account and meeting new friends!

Start Dates



1 - 23 months



Program Overview

Our New Zealand Working Holiday Send-Off Package ensures you arrive in New Zealand fully prepared to start your working holiday. You will be personally assisted by your work and travel advisor with all of the documents and processes needed to live and work in New Zealand. You will receive one-on-one assistance on your visa application, a comprehensive pre-departure orientation, and a guide for finding New Zealand working holiday jobs.

You will also receive help with setting up all of the essentials needed to live in New Zealand – including a bank account, phone plan, health insurance, and IRD number. Your work and travel advisor will not only support you leading up to your departure but throughout your entire working holiday!

What’s Included


  • Step-by-step support on applying for you Working Holiday Visa so you are able to live and work in New Zealand
  • Personal Work & Travel Advisor
  • Land your dream New Zealand working holiday job after receiving professional resume reviews and revisions
  • Comprehensive one-on-one orientation before your departure
  • Detailed info pack on everything you need to know for living and working in New Zealand

In Country

  • Support with New Zealand bank account set-up and assistance transferring money overseas
  • Assistance finding short and long-term accommodation
  • Information guide and resources to help you find a working holiday job in New Zealand in your desired industry
  • On-going support from our team for the duration of your trip
  • Tax filing assistance for your New Zealand and Canadian tax returns

The Fun Stuff!

  • Experience living and traveling throughout picturesque New Zealand!
  • Invitation to join Stepabroad’s Stepmates Facebook group to connect with other participants

What’s Not Included:

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

What Will I Do?

With your visa you can apply for all kinds of working holiday jobs in New Zealand – from casual work to a full-time position in your career field. A working holiday will allow you to experience life in New Zealand while earning an income – a win, win! Our team will sharpen your resume so that you stand out to hiring managers and provide you with industry resources so you can find a job sooner and start making money abroad.

Possible Working Holiday Jobs

  • Food & Beverage
  • Administration
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Events & Promotions
  • Retail & Customer Service
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Landscaping & Gardening
  • Construction

Want to Learn More?

Interested to chat with us to learn which program is right for you?

Let’s Get Started!

You can start at any time! New Zealand working holiday jobs are available throughout the year so you will always be able to start working as soon as you land. If you’re timing your trip for sunny climes, bear in mind that New Zealand enjoys four seasons, with the summer months landing between December and March – aka, Canada’s freezer time.

We typically ask for three month’s notice before you plan to leave Canada so you can make the most of our support preparing you for your adventure to New Zealand.

Want More?

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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.