Join us for deep conversations with travel experts, international program providers, current and past work and travel participants, and Canadian immigration staff.
Welcome to our introductory episode! In this podcast, host Tamsin Plaxton, Founder, and CEO of GO International Work and Travel Providers talk about all things work and travel. Targeting Canadians ages 18 to 35, this show shares valuable information, tips, and tricks about overseas work and travel programs and destinations open to young Canadians to work, travel, Au pair, intern and learn abroad. Through interviews with travel experts, international program providers, current and past work and travel participants, and Canadian immigration staff, this show dives into everything you could want to know about why you should go on a work and travel program, factors to consider in selecting a destination and how to book and plan your international work experience adventure.
In this episode, we have Victoria Tonolier, Work Experience Manager of France Langue. Since 1976 France Langue is the best experience you can make for learning French in France. Whether you want to learn french for pleasure or to achieve educational or professional objectives, France Langue has an offer that fits all kinds of learning needs. Go International works with France Langue to promote two of their programs to Canadians.
In this episode, we are joined by Dave Jury and Chris Whitehead of PGL. PGL provides residential, outdoor education, adventure, and ski trips for school children and groups, as well as adventure holidays for individual children and families. PGL is the UK’s leading provider of activity courses and holidays for schools, colleges, youth groups, and individual children and young people. PGL operates 25 centers spread across the UK, France, Spain, and Australia. PGL also operates an extensive program of cultural, language, and sports tours for schools to the UK and European destinations. In winter, PGL arranges inclusive ski packages to well-known European and American resorts.
Being an au pair is an amazing opportunity for Canadians who would love to work and travel abroad, especially in the U.K. where living costs can be quite expensive. That’s why In this episode, we are joined by Tuuli Liiskmaa, Owner and Managing director of Smartaupairs – one of the UK’s leading au pair agencies; has 15 years of experience in the au pair industry; and one of GO International’s partner in the U.K. We talked extensively about the benefits of working as an au pair, how to become one, the screening process, the least known opportunities you can get by working as an au pair, and many more.
In this episode, we talked with Nick Hare—Managing Director of UK Pub Co.—who gave us a rundown on how Canadians can apply for live-in hospitality jobs in the U.K. Since 1997, U.K. Pub Co has helped 20,000 people experience life in the United Kingdom by assisting them with arranging great live-in hospitality jobs for travelers headed to the UK on their big overseas adventure.
In this episode, Élisabeth Caron shared her experience working with GO International on her 8-week work and travel internship to France. Throughout her 8-week experience, she only worked 3 days a week, and the rest were full of travel. She even went to Berlin, England, Scotland, and many more.
Do you want to know what it feels like to work & travel in Japan? Watch this video as Cole Murdoch shared his experience working with GO International through our Working Holiday Program. He shared how seamless his overall experience in Japan through our partner World Unite, how much money you should save if you’re planning to stay in Japan, and so much more.
Ever wonder why Canadians can work and travel abroad? In this episode, you’ll learn more about International Experience Canada (IEC), the benefits of working and travel abroad to partner countries, most popular destinations for Canadians, and so much more with Sean Lynch who works as Assistant Director for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Disclaimer: This podcast episode is an interview with a representative of the International Experience Canada program, a Government of Canada initiative. Go International is a partner of this program. The Government of Canada encourages everyone to research the health and admissibility requirements of the country they wish to visit, including any remaining requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also just to note, as Go International only records episodes of Canadians Work and Travel Abroad in English, no French equivalent of this interview is available. However, we provide a translation into French below.
If you’re a Canadian considering a working holiday in Japan, this episode is a must. In this episode of “Canadians Work and Travel Abroad,” we talk to Engler and Thais Tenaka from WorldUnite, GOInternational’s partner organization that provides work and travel programs to participants from all over the world. We discuss the working holiday program in Japan – which allows Canadians to work and travel in the country for an extended period of time, cover topics such as the types of jobs available, how long it takes to find a job, recommended Japanese language lessons, the benefits of the program, and cultural differences in the workplace.
Are you a Canadian who wants to work and travel abroad to a place filled with fun, nature, and adventure? If so, you’re in luck because in this episode of Canadians Work and Travel Abroad, we talk to Megan Brown from Xplore about the programs they offer for Canadians who want to work and travel in Costa Rica. We discuss various topics including the benefits of teaching English, the certification process, and the types of institutions and language schools where participants can find jobs. Additionally, we provide some helpful tips on preparing for the experience, including financial and psychological readiness. Tune in to learn more about this fantastic opportunity.
Dreaming of working and traveling in Australia? In this episode, we chat with Laura Borgeest, office manager of The Work and Travel Company in Sydney, about the opportunities and challenges of a working holiday in Australia. Laura shares her insights on visa requirements, job opportunities, and cultural differences, as well as tips for navigating the Australian job market and making the most of your time abroad. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time adventurer, this episode has something for everyone!