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Work and Travel in Vancouver

A working holiday visa is required.

When you arrive in Vancouver, we’ll have booked the first night with breakfast in a hostel for you. Our partner office is very near to the hostel and specialises in supporting our PractiGo participants. You will receive help acquiring a tax number and a bank account.

You can take advantage of a guaranteed work placement in the service or hospitality industry, full orientation, interview preparation sessions, resume revision and visa support.


•Minimum age: 18 - 35 years old.

•Start date: all year; 4 - 12 months (24 months for certain countries)

•Closing date for applications: At least four weeks before departure

•Nationality: A working holiday visa is required. In Canada there is the popular “Work and Holiday” visa for European citizens. With this visa you can travel round Canada for a year and take on any job.

•Language skills: You should have a good grasp of written and spoken English. You can refresh your knowledge with a preparatory course and increase your chance of finding a good job.

•Insurances: Before starting your program we need proof of your health insurance, personal/public liability insurance and your accident insurance.


•Extensive guidance and support prior to departure.

•Application training (Help writing your applications).

•Preparation for job interviews.

•Two to three days prior to arrival, a job interview will be arranged, and interview information will be sent to the candidate.

•Work placement service through the PractiGo partner office in Vancouver for a period of six months.

•Help opening a bank account.

•24 hour telephone helpline.

•PractiGo travel documents with information and helpful tips.

Language course and accommodation

Language course (optional)

An English course in Vancouver can be booked to help you learn or improve your English skills and improve your chances of quickly getting a job.

Accommodation (optional)

Accommodation with a family. Staying with a local host family, gives you the best chance of learning the culture and the language first hand.

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