Location
  • Canada
    • Ontario
    • Calgary
    • Toronto
    • Vancouver
    • Victoria
    • Montreal
Length
52+ weeks
Program Tags
Adventure Travel After College Cultural Immersion Working Holiday

Program Details

Timeframe
Year Round
Primary Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
35

Pricing

Starting Price
$720 USD
Price Details
*Visa guidance and assistance
*2 resource centers in Canada available to you for the duration of your stay
*Job finding and assistance through job databases, posting boards, fairs, etc.
*Comprehensive arrival orientation covering taxes, banking, cell phones, jobs, accommodation, adjusting to life abroad and much more!
What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers SIM cards
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 04, 2021
Apr 17, 2019

About Program

Call Canada home in 2021! With majestic landscapes and vibrantly diverse cities, this is the working holiday dream, and we know what it takes to get you there.

We'll help you with visa applications, arrival accommodation and finding a job, leaving you to spend your winters on the slopes and summers on the beach.

COVID- 19 specific

BUNAC’s COVID Booking Promise - 100% money back if you can’t travel due to COVID –19 restrictions. T&Cs apply.

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Program Highlights

  • Spend up to 24 months exploring the best Canada has to offer
  • Comprehensive support applying for your Working Holiday Visa
  • Pre-arranged jobs before departure - in World-class ski resorts
  • Year-round social events to build your connections & make new friends!

Current Jobs

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Program Reviews

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  • Fun 8.7
  • Value 9
  • Safety 10
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Patricia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely amazing

BUNAC was so helpful all the way through the whole process. They were more than happy to answer any questions that I had and made things very clear and easy. They were also very quick and everything in total took about 2 months overall to complete. I am extremely happy and impressed with how everything turned out and how comfortable and happy I was with this whole experience. I can't recommend them enough they took such a huge weight off my shoulders and were so kind through it all. It was by far the easiest and most painless experience I've had with any kind of immigration or traveling service out there and they gave you such easy access to everything so I didn't have to worry at all when I got to Canada. They even answered the questions that I had as quickly as they did before I arrived. I can't suggest them enough, they really are amazing and know what they're doing.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
By far going to the border to have my visa approved but it's kind of their job to be a little intimidating I think.
8 people found this review helpful.
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Response from BUNAC

Hi Patricia! Thank you so much for your kind review, we are happy to hear that everything went smoothly and you are enjoying your time in Canada. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you in the future.

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Tim
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Traveled in Ontario, Quebec, BC, Alberta and lived & worked in Montreal

I was so lucky to be able to use this program to experience life in Canada for 18 months! I worked with Lubka Jacobs to coordinate my visa, who was incredibly responsive and helpful every time I reached out to her. After traveling for 3 months throughout 4 different provinces, I chose to work in Montreal for the unique & fascinating culture. I had originally planned to live in Vancouver because of the incredible scenery, but ended up choosing Montreal after falling in love with the romantic architecture, the young & urban vibe, and the fact that almost everyone in the city is bilingual!

Don't let people tell you you can't live in Montreal without speaking French! There is a thriving Anglophone community here and there are plenty of job opportunities for both English-only and bilingual speakers. I worked as an English/Spanish bilingual debt collector, an En/Sp bilingual travel agent for a start up app, and an engineering technical drawer for an architectural lighting company during my time in Montreal. The work I did here improved my Spanish immensely and also allowed me to gain experience towards my career.

I was able to live a very urban lifestyle right downtown and took the Metro to get around the city (I rarely even took Uber because the Metro system is so easy and efficient!). I took French classes for a couple months et maintenant je peux parler, lire, et écrire un peu français :) Montreal is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and I have had the pleasure of working with people from all over the world: Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Iran, Argentina, Egypt, China, Venezuela, the UK, Cameroon, the Philippines, France, Nigeria, Russia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guinea, and the list goes on - as well as from all over the US and Canada! Due to the incredible diversity, Montreal is a Foodie's dream city; you will never run out of new restaurants and cafes to try and you will never tire of poutine avec viande fumée! Montreal is in a great location so during my time living here I've also been able to easily visit New York, Maine, & Vermont. A note on the weather: I am from Georgia, so I'd never experienced real winters prior to living in Canada, and I loved it! Winter was beautiful and so much fun; even when it's freezing there are always people out and about skiing, ice skating, etc. If you're looking for a North American experience with a European twist that you cannot find anywhere else, come check out la belle province.

What would you improve about this program?
The program itself was great - they provided a lot of support and were always sending out job boards, social events, etc. The only improvement would be to offer more support in Montreal & the province of Quebec - there is no SWAP/BUNAC presence here as far as I know and most of the jobs and events on offer were in Toronto or Vancouver.
10 people found this review helpful.
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Glenn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Vancouver, Canada, Internship and Now a Job as a Clinical Counsellor!

My position was unique as I was seeking to finish my final internship in order to complete my Master's in Social Work at Florida State University in Vancouver, Canada. I worked with Lubka Jacobs at BUNAC, who provided me excellent advice and recommendations in getting my work visa for Canada. She and all the staff I dealt with are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The help documentation that they provide is very user friendly and to the point.

BUNACs prices are better than the other similar service providers and having this opportunity led me to getting a job in clinical counselling after finishing my internship!

There are lots of opportunities for jobs in Vancouver. My one recommendation would be to start looking for jobs and making connections before you arrive so that you are able to maximize your time in Canada upon arrival.

What would you improve about this program?
I found it to be beyond expectations. No trouble what so ever. To keep it this way, keep Lubka on the BUNAC team! She was so responsive and really knows her stuff!
9 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Alejandra, Thanks for your question. We have employers starting their summer hiring from as early as next week and winter employers from the beginning of March. Please let us know if we can help with anything else. Cheers Lucy @BUNAC

Hi Leah! Our Work in Canada program is open to US, UK and Irish citizens.