South Korea Send-Off Package

Arrive in Korea stress-free with one-on-one support on your South Korea Working Holiday Visa application and everything you need to live, work and travel in Korea. All you need to do is focus on planning the fun stuff!

Start Dates



1 - 24 months



Program Overview

Dreaming of traveling to South Korea but feeling overwhelmed by the Working Holiday Visa process? Let our team of experts help you! Your personal travel advisor will walk you through each step of the application and ensure your documentation is completed correctly. 

Prior to your departure, receive a one-on-one video call orientation where you will be equipped with lots of information needed to begin living, working, and traveling in South Korea. Start your South Korean Working Holiday off right and let our travel experts share their wealth of knowledge to prepare you for a seamless and stress-free transition to the Land of the Morning Calm.

What’s Included


  • Step-by-step South Korea Working Holiday Visa application consultation
  • Review of your visa application documents to ensure they are completed correctly
  • Korean resume template and job resources
  • Info package with everything you need to know about living in South Korea
  • One-on-one video call orientation before your departure explaining health insurance, setting up a bank account, phone plans, finding a job, and much more!
  • Find the perfect place to live with our trusted accommodation providers

In Country

  • Legal right to live and work throughout South Korea
  • Assistance with foreign registration documents
  • Support with health insurance registration
  • Information guide and resources to help you find a job in South Korea
  • Support from our team leading up to your trip and throughout
  • Tax return assistance

The Fun Stuff!

  • Invitation to connect with other Stepabroad South Korean participants and alumni!
  • Immerse yourself in local South Korean customs and traditions for a deeper experience!
  • Make long-lasting memories exploring the world with no stress.
  • Satisfy your taste buds with diverse local cuisine and food adventures.
  • Have a blast improving your South Korean language skills in a native-speaking environment.

What’s Not Included:

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

What Will I Do?

Although there are restrictions that prevent Working Holiday visa holders from obtaining some professional roles in South Korea, you will be able to work a casual role to help fund your stay! Work for accommodation positions can also help to decrease your living costs, making your stay much more affordable. Our team will explain your work permit regulations and provide you with helpful resources to point your job search in the right direction.

Possible Working Holiday Jobs

  • Restaurant or Kitchen Staff
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Language Cafe Assistants

Want to Stepabroad to South Korea?

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

Let’s Get Started!

The application takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks to be approved, but it takes at least a few weeks to gather all your visa application documents! We recommend preparing for your journey at least 3-4 months prior to your ideal departure date to South Korea.

Please note: South Korea Working Holiday Visa applications made with less than five weeks before your departure may not be approved in time.

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How much do you recommend I have saved before I depart?

You will need to show a bank statement with a minimum balance of $3,400 CAD as part of your visa application, and round trip tickets to Seoul generally range between $800-1,500 CAD as a rough estimate. The rest depends a lot on your lifestyle! A share house in Seoul will run you $400-800 CAD in monthly rent, with private apartments running higher. Cities outside of Seoul are more budget-friendly!

What's the recommended duration of a working holiday in South Korea?

With the Working Holiday Visa, you can stay up to 2 years in South Korea! We recommend you stay at least 6 months in Korea to experience everything the country has to offer.

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

You will need to submit your application in person at the South Korean consulate covering your jurisdiction. Korean consulates are located in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. The Korean embassy is located in Ottawa.

What's the best time of year to visit South Korea?

The best time to visit South Korea is spring or autumn, when you can see the cherry blossoms and/or the fall foliage, but South Korea also offers some snow with various ski resorts up in the north! The best thing about the working holiday visa is that you get to experience all four seasons in Korea.

Can Canadians work in South Korea?

Absolutely! With the South Korean working holiday visa, you can work for pay up to 40 hours/week. Please note that you are forbidden to work in the entertainment industry or in professional roles that require certain qualifications in accordance with domestic laws (doctor, lawyer, language instructor, etc).

What’s the easiest job to get in South Korea?

What jobs you can get will vary depending on your previous experience and qualifications. Generally, a work exchange program or a part-time position at a language cafe is easy, because they do not require any previous work experience!

Will you help me find accommodation in South Korea?

We have trusted accommodation partners that you can utilize for your time in South Korea! We will also provide you with housing agents, Facebook groups, and other resources so that you can make the choice on your own.