• Canada
    • Vancouver
Subject Areas
Business Communications Hospitality International Business Marketing

Program Details

Program Type
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
• Higher level education at a Vancouver College (Designated Learning Institution)
• Guaranteed part-time job during study period (up to 20 hours per week)
• Guaranteed paid full time job in the Hospitality/ Customer Service Industry during co-op period.
• Welcome orientation at Stepwest Office in Vancouver.
• Canadian-style resume revision and Interview preparation.
• Assistance with Social Insurance Number, free bank account, cell phone, etc.
• Ongoing support for the duration of the program
• Monthly events for participants
What's Included (Extra)

College program Fees
Job placement
Welcome Orientation
Ongoing support for the duration of the program

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Medical Insurance (available from CAD 2 per day), Visa and/or Work Permits Application Fees, Transportation, Food, Accommodation, Flights or Books.

Jun 28, 2018
Nov 12, 2015
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About Program

Stepwest’s study and work College Programs in Vancouver offer you the amazing opportunity to work throughout your whole stay in Canada and also getting a certification of your Canadian studies.

The Program includes a period of in-class study at a top Vancouver college, and following this, you will start a period of full time work experience. Stepwest will guarantee a job in the Hospitality or Customer Service Industry since day one, as you can work part-time up to 20 hours/week during your study period.

Through the program, you will be able to gain basic knowledge in a variety of areas such as management, marketing, public speaking, presentations, business communications and more. You will improve your English on a professional level and you will gain an opportunity to develop and practice it through your work experience, getting a network of professional contacts in Canada!

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Program Highlights

  • Work experience in Canada
  • Study at a College in Vancouver
  • Gain professional work experience abroad
  • Start to work since day one in Vancouver

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Yes, I recommend this program

My beautiful experience in Vancouver

I am Silvia from Mexico and I spent 6 months in Vancouver, Canada during my program Business Essentials with Stepwest. Everyone says that studying abroad is life-changing, and I’m here to confirm that that is totally true.
I learned so much about international marketing through my classes and my work experience in Vancouver. I was fortunate enough to start to work right after I got settled in Canada where I meet a lot of people. Vancouver is a global city, with so much to see and do, so I was always learning every step of the way. During my time in Vancouver at a Canadian College, I had the opportunity to meet also a lot of great classmates, with whom I did good friendships!! My friends are now all over the world!
The good thing about the classes is that it was way different than only english classes, we needed to do a lot of presentations, talking in public, working on our speech and how to communicate better in english. This experience made me feel way more comfortable with the language and since you have to talk the whole day, you start to know people since day one. It was way more than just going to class, listen to the teacher and leave, we all were almost teachers for a while. Everyone was there with one goal, and I can say I'm a different person now and I feel more confident!
Stepwest helped me during my whole process for me to go to Canada , since my agency put me in touch with them, I was always in touch with Carolina. Being always in contact with the same person was great, because by the time I arrived to Canada, I felt I already knew someone in Canada! I felt they cared about me, not only before arriving but during my whole stay in Canada. Now I am back to Mexico, missing Canada a lot, and I am still in contact with Stepwest. I am glad I chose my study and work experience in Canada with them.

What would you improve about this program?
They need to change the dynamic of program to be more practice. Not every week the same thing, sometimes can be boring.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Work and study experience in Vancouver!

My name is Giorgia, I am from Italy and I studied Communication, Marketing and Advertising in University in Rome.

My experience during my Business Essentials program in Vancouver has been great! I had experience before studying english abroad, but this time I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do a program that would allow me to get to know Canadian culture, and having the chance to work while you study has been the greatest way to do it! Plus I am also earning to cover my expenses in Vancouver.

My course in general has been really good, my classmates are from all over the world (really good nationality mix in the College) and everyone is really serious about the fact that we need to speak english all the time, so I don't speak other language than that! This has been really helpful for me to improve my level!

During my co-op I choose to do an internship in marketing, which was what I studied at University back home in Rome, Italy. I was really excited to know that I will be able to work on my field in an english speaking country and it gives the chance to learn about how to do marketing in North America. I am sure this experience will be really helpful when I am back to Italy and take back my career there!

This experience has helped me a lot to get out of my confort zone, improve my english and feel confortable speaking in english in a business setting, plus knowing cultures from all over the world. I've meet so many people from so many different cultures! and everything in the same city: Vancouver!

My experience with Stepwest was great since the very beginning, they helped me with every single step to be sure I was doing things right. When you are about to take this decision of coming all the way to Canada, you want to be sure you have someone backing you up and that you can trust, and Stepwest was like that for me. I felt home really soon, they were sure I was doing great and they still do! Of course I would recommend everyone to use their services, everyone is really young and they've had this experience before so they know what someone who is new to a country needs and wants to have! Plus they made the whole visa process super easy for me! I am really thankful to Stepwest!

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