Work and Travel New Zealand on a Working Holiday for Canadians

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Stepabroad participant and her friends in Auckland
Stepabroad participant and her friends in Auckland
Canadians can ski or snowboard the Southern Alps while on working holiday in New Zealand
Canadians can ski or snowboard the Southern Alps while on working holiday in New Zealand
Canadians can enjoy the North Islands beautiful beaches while on a New Zealand working holiday
Canadians can enjoy the North Islands beautiful beaches while on a New Zealand working holiday
Discover the beauty of New Zealand while you work and travel on a working holiday for Canadians
Discover the beauty of New Zealand while you work and travel on a working holiday for Canadians
New Zealand working holiday adventure activities
New Zealand working holiday adventure activities
Explore New Zealand while you work and travel on a working holiday for Canadians
Explore New Zealand while you work and travel on a working holiday for Canadians
Stepabroad participant skydiving in Queenstown, New Zealand
Stepabroad participant skydiving in Queenstown, New Zealand
Group of travellers on a working holiday in New Zealand
Group of travellers on a working holiday in New Zealand

About

Stepabroad's New Zealand Working Holiday program helps Canadians aged 18 - 35 begin living, working and traveling around beautiful New Zealand.

As a Canadian company, we guide you through the New Zealand working holiday visa application, set up your New Zealand bank account and help you move money from your Canadian bank to New Zealand, transfer your Canadian phone, claim your foreign income on your Canadian taxes, decide which travel insurance provider is right for you and so much more!

Once you arrive in Auckland, meet other travellers in your welcome orientation and have tons of fun as you explore the city together! On top of that, you'll have a freshly revised and sharpened resume to help you land a job faster.

With Stepabroad you get support from both sides - prior to your departure from Canadians who have done working holidays ourselves, and in New Zealand where you'll have a local team to support you throughout your trip!

Highlights
  • A step-by-step guide and personal support while applying for the working holiday visa
  • One-on-one pre-departure orientation with everything you need to know for living and working in New Zealand as a forienger
  • Social orientation upon arrival in Auckland and your first 2 night's stay at a top-rated hostel
  • Assistance with finding accommodation, setting up bank account & phone number
  • Pub crawl, city tour, resume revisions and job search resources for finding a job anywhere in New Zealand

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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  • Housing 2
  • Support 8
  • Fun 2
  • Value 10
  • Safety 8
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Paige
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I stepped abroad to new zealand for 6 months

Step abroad is a great program for people who have never gotten a working holiday Visa and have never moved to another country as part of a gap year. They were very helpful by sending a very detailed document about living in Auckland, and they also video chat with you to explain everything. They give you information on housing, getting a phone, banks, average living costs, etc. They also set you up for 2 nights in a really great hostel that I have been living in long term. The agency that I have found work through was great too because they go out and find jobs for you. My only complaint is that they say they provide assistance with finding a place to live but they really just give you a couple websites and that's it, I ended up doing it all myself which I haven't done before.

If you have traveled before or done a working holiday Visa I would not recommend spending the money on the program as I have traveled before and I probably would have not done the program if Iknew exactly what it would be.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
To be honest since I have experience travelling I wouldnt do the program because I didnt need it, it's more for complete beginners

Location

Location:
New Zealand
Currency:
New Zealand Dollar
Weather:
Jan-Mar
75 F / 46 F
Apr-Jun
68 F / 30 F
Jul-Sep
61 F / 28 F
Oct-Dec
72 F / 41 F
Airports:
Auckland International
( AKL )
Christchurch International
( CHC )
Wellington International
( WLG )

New Zealand has a culture centered around all things outdoor. They have perfected the outdoor lifestyle by embracing the unbeatable scenery, abundance of outdoor adventures, & wildlife -- best seen through a rented camper van. This country is a mecca for thrill seekers and adventurers alike.

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About Stepabroad

Stepabroad gives Canadians, typically between the ages of 18 and 35, the chance to experience work and travel in five destinations around the globe. As one of Canada’s fastest-growing travel agencies based in downtown Vancouver, Stepabroad...