GO International is a designated Recognized Organization of the Government of Canada’s International Experience Canada program.
GO International was founded in 1994 and is a division of Tamwood International College Ltd. GO International is a Canadian company that operates its own working holiday and volunteer programs in Canada and works with partner organizations around the world to deliver highly recognized work and travel, teach abroad and volunteer abroad programs. By participating in our programs, students and young people are able to develop the skills they need to live effectively in a global and culturally diverse world.
International Experience Canada gives young Canadians the opportunity to broaden their perspective of the world and Canada’s place in it through international work and travel experience. Through IEC, Canada has formal Youth Mobility Arrangements with more than 30 countries and territories that allow Canadian youth, between ages 18-35, to work while they travel in a partner countries. As a reciprocal program, young citizens from these countries and territories (and sometimes other countries) are also able to come to Canada.
This initiative originated over 60 years ago as a cultural exchange program between youth. With IEC’s current mandate, the Government of Canada remains committed to fostering cultural, economic and social exchanges between youth through work-travel opportunities.
The Government of Canada works with key stakeholders like GO International in Canada and abroad to raise awareness of the program, promote the benefits of international experience, and to equip Canadian youth with information to successfully embark on international work and travel experiences through IEC.
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Mandate: The mandate of Go International Work & Travel Providers is to facilitate worry-free international travel and work experiences for young Canadians and foreign nationals that provide the opportunity for more Canadians to gain international work experience to develop their skills, enhance their career prospects, explore and experience the world and build personal connections overseas. GO International also seeks to support Canada’s immigration objectives by selecting high-quality candidates for its inbound programs to help them to grow their network in Canada, gain Canadian experience and develop close ties with Canada and its people.
Mission: We believe that by teaching, coaching and encouraging our clients we create transformative life-changing experiences that offer them the opportunity to develop their talents, achieve their goals and realize their potential.
Vision: We strive to see a world that is global, tolerant and connected. With our GO International work abroad programs, we want to provide the opportunity for everyone to fulfill their full potential while stepping outside their comfort zone, going on an adventure and discovering the world.