Spain Working Holiday

Spain: land of the bright, bold, and extremely delicious. Famous for welcoming people, exceptional weather, and incredible cuisine, Spain is a dream destination for any Canadian looking for a culturally immersive working holiday.

Why do a Working Holiday in Spain

A working holiday in Spain gives you the chance to truly embrace Spanish time, by which we mean drawn-out lunches and late-night dinners, flamenco dancing, sangria drinking and, of course, travelling.

The Youth Mobility Program between Canada and Spain means that Canadians can live and work in Spain for up to two years. The icing on the cake? Spain enjoys year-round sunshine, meaning you can apply and leave for Spain at any time of year.

Stepabroad will guide you through the process of moving to Spain, so you can focus on planning all the fun stuff, like where to start your adventure – lively Madrid, cosmopolitan Barcelona, or charming Granada – then choose where you would like to settle in for your year-long work and travel adventure.


The Spanish government has a number of requirements that must be met in order to apply for the Youth Mobility Visa for Spain. Your personal Stepabroad travel advisor will help you navigate the application steps and ensure you provide the correct documentation. The requirements are as follows:

  • A Canadian citizen and current resident between 18 and 35 with a valid passport
  • No criminal record and in good health
  • Sufficient funds to support yourself on your travels
  • Approximately $3,500 CAD in savings

Spain Working Holiday Programs


1 - 12 months


Spain Send-Off Package

Ready to work and travel in Spain? Our Send-Off Package will help you make the big move. Your personal adviser will guide you through every step of the process, from visa support to the ‘life admin’ of setting up in Spain, ensuring you arrive fully prepared to start your Working Holiday.


2 weeks


Kick-Start Spain

Our Kick-Start Spain Program gives you the opportunity to experience living in Madrid, Barcelona or Granada! We’ll set you up with two weeks of accommodation, Spanish language lessons and fun organized social events; a ‘Becoming Local 101’ crash course, if you will.


1 - 24 months

From CAD$399

UK Working Holiday

No, it's not Spain. But it makes the perfect combo for one epic European working holiday adventure! We can organize your UK Working Holiday Visa while you are in Spain so that you can move to the UK as soon as your time in Spain ends.