Applying for the Work Canada program is easy, eh! All you need to do is follow these steps to start your working holiday of a lifetime.

Step 1

Apply online:
Start your online Work Canada application here.

Step 2

Welcome Phone Call:
After payment is made we will give you a call within 2 working days to welcome you to the program and answer any questions you may have. Then we can move on to the next step of the application.

Step 3

Visa application:
After the welcome phone call you will be sent the guidelines to start the process for the IEC Working Holiday Visa.

We will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application. You will fill in your details and then pay the visa fee.

Criminal Record Form
Everyone that applies for the Canadian working holiday visa must obtain a police check. IEP will send you instructions on how to apply for your New Zealand Police Check for your visa application. And if you have ever been arrested, convicted or given diversion you will also need to obtain additional documents to support your application. IEP will be able to advise how you should go about obtaining these.

Step 4

Arrival Booking form:
After you have submitted your visa application and you have advised IEP we will send you our arrival booking form. Complete this and return it back to IEP and we will arrange your arrival accommodation in Vancouver, or Toronto (surcharge applies). We need this form back at least three weeks before your planned arrival.

Step 5

Members Website
You will get access to our Canadian partner’s online members website where you can find info on CV format, where to find work and accommodation, social events and much more.

Step 6

Now that you have the work visa you will need to get travel insurance to cover you for your time overseas. IEP has comprehensive policies on offer. For a quote please contact us at

Step 7


Katrina, our in-house STA Travel agent, is an expert on travel requirements for working holidays. Contact Katrina to find out about flights, tours, accommodation and more on 0800 55 66 90 or

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