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Canadian Working Holiday Visa

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About the Canadian Working Holiday Visa

General Information

The Canadian Working Holiday (IEC) Visa provides young individuals (aged 18 – 30, or 35 for some nationalities) with the opportunity to experience the Canadian way of life. The IEC visa allows you to work in Canada for up to 24 months.

Eligibility

You can apply for this visa if:

  • Hold a passport from an eligible country
  • Your passport must be valid for the entire period of your intended stay in Canada (26 months minimum validity is recommended)
  • Be aged 18-30 years (or up to 35 for some nationalities at the time your application is received
Requirements

In order to apply for this visa you will be required to provide a number of documents. These may include:

  • Have a clean criminal record (the Canadian Immigration Authority will check your criminal history for any serious crimes convictions, or restrictions to enter foreign countries)
  • Provide proof of sufficient funds (C$2,500) to support your stay in the country
  • Possess a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  • Undergo additional medical examinations if you are willing to work in the health services field occupations, primary or secondary school, teaching or childcare.
  • Agree to hold medical and comprehensive hospitalization and liability insurance to remain in force throughout your stay in Canada
  • Provide biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) if you are national of Europe, Africa or the Middle East
Canadian Working Holiday Visa Processing times

Processing time for the Canada WHV depends on the Immigration Office

Cost

Canadian IEC visa cost for 1st stage starts from

€50
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