Canada Working Holiday Visa has reopened to receive applications

The Canada Working Holiday Visa offers a chance to migrate to Canada without having a job offer. Additionally, it helps the holder to live and work in Canada for 24 months. It is also a boon to gain valuable work experience and get extra cash. People can work for multiple employers in the country. It is open to applicants from December, 4th, 2018. The Canada Working Holiday Visa belongs to the International Experience Class program.

For all the interested candidates their country must have an agreement with Canada to permit applying from a home country. We also present a list of countries where the residents can apply for this Working Holiday Visas and the quota in Canada for 2019.

Countries that can apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Canada

Country Name Invitations Issued Quota
Australia 13,228 Unlimited
Austria 368 368
Belgium 1,293 750
Chile 1,199 725
Costa Rica 184 80
Croatia 541 283
Czech Republic 1,000 1,000
Denmark 572 350
Estonia 232 113
France 12,252 7,950
Germany 7,196 4,490
Greece 253 180
Hong Kong 523 200
Ireland 16,481 10,500
Italy 2,301 1,000
Japan 8,79 6,500
Korea Republic 9,822 4,000
Latvia 73 40
Lithuania 331 178
Mexico To be announced To be announced
Netherlands 742 480
New Zealand 3,981 2,500
Norway 222 137
Poland 1,053 635
San Marino 14 25
Slovakia 476 315
Slovenia 154 85
Spain 1,763 890
Sweden 963 550
Taiwan 7,843 940
Ukraine to be announced to be announced
UK 14,056 7,000

In case the country is not on the list interested persons can apply for a Tourist Visa which permits a stay for six months.

The Application Process

These are the 9 steps of the process of applying for a Canada Working Holiday Visa.

Step 1

Completing the Come to Canada Questionnaire available on the on the IRCC website. This will also help in getting a personal reference code.

Step 2

Using the reference code and creating an account on the IRCC website.

Step 3

Completing the profile account and furthermore selecting the category of Working Holiday Visa.

Step 4

Getting an Invitation to Apply- Applying in ten days

Step 5

Starting on Work-Permit Application and completing it in twenty days.

Step 6

Uploading all the necessary documents (Police Clearance Certificate, Medical Examination report)

Step 7

Paying a participation fee =$150,

Bio metrics = $85

Working Holiday Open Permit Holder Fee =$100.

Step 8

Waiting for the Assessment of I.E.C. Work Permit

Normally it takes 56 days for processing

Step 9

Receiving the Port of Entry Letter from the IRCC

Bringing this letter to Canada is of paramount importance

Additional Requirements

Additionally, the requirements to apply under this program are that the applicant has to be in the age bracket of 18 to 30 years.

Fund requirements

For arriving in Canada and also for finding a holiday job an applicant must have sufficient funds to support himself/herself. The figure is at least $2,500 in an account. Moreover there must be a provide proof of funds in the application process.

Valid Passport

Having a valid passport is compulsory to enter Canada for the first time. In case the passport expires before going through the Port of Entry, the Officers can refuse entry into the country.

Travel Insurance

Another important fact for completing an application is travel insurance which covers the period till the end of stay in Canada. The work permit will face disapproval if there is no basic coverage. It is advisable to read all travel insurance options to cover all the necessities.

Applying for Working Holiday Visa

For starting the visa application seek professional assistance. By following these guidelines and doing the activities the road to reach Canada is not far. You can seek our advice in this matter and realize your dreams.

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