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Work Visa Canada

How To Obtain A Work Visa For Canada And How To Find Work

I came to Canada as a landed Immigrant twice, which is a different process than coming with a Work Visa Canada.

The working holiday visa for Canada (IEC) wasn’t available back then. Today, this is a great option and available for travellers from many different nations. With the working holiday visa, you can combine your travel with work and pay for your trip. The Canadian working holiday visas are known as IEC (International Experience Canada) work permits.

Find out how easy it is to obtain a Canadian working holiday visa AND find a job.

  • Who can get a Work Visa Canada and who get a Canadian Working Holiday Visa?
  • What are you allowed to do with a Canadian Working Holiday Visa (IEC)
  • How do you apply for an IEC

Who can get a Work Visa Canada

There are different kinds of Canadian work visas available. Some are for internships and travellers, others are for people who want to move to Canada permanently.

The most popular work visa Canada, and the one which is the easiest to obtain, is the Canadian working holiday visa (IEC). It allows you to work in Canada for up to twelve or 24 months, depending on your passport.

To apply for this particular Work Visa you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (35 some countries).

(What about people over 30/35 years old? Can they get a Canadian working holiday visa?)

If you are between 18 and 35 years old, check the International Experience Canada website to find out whether you are from one of the countries eligible for this type of visa.

Great, if you are from one of the countries on the list. It means that you can come to  Canada and legally work here.

Are you not eligible? Then you should check out the other Canadian working visa options.

What you can do and what you can’t do with the IEC Visa

The working holiday visa is valid for 12 months from the date of arrival in Canada. There are no restrictions what kind of temporary jobs you can do during your time here in Canada. The idea is to see different parts of the country, so shorter job placements are probably a good idea.

Two Options to Apply for the Working Visa Canada

You have two options, either do it yourself or do it the easy way!

1. How to apply for a working visa for Canada yourself

You will have to dig through all the information on the government website to find out about the application process and see what documents you will need. Once you have all the necessary documentation ready you can put in your application. In some cases you can do it online, bit often a paper application is required. Make sure you read through all the instructions carefully!

2. How to obtain a Canadian Working Visa the easy way

Don’t worry if the government website makes your head spin. The next page explains a MUCH easier way to get your working holiday visa for Canada!