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Non-Sponsored Launch Pad


Do you already have a Working Holiday visa or want to apply for the work permit yourself? Then this package is your perfect way to receive support from a Canadian company for the full duration of your stay in Canada. Consider us your safety net and “home away from home”.

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Included Services

Access to exclusive “Canada Working Holiday Guide” portal, which includes:

  • Four recorded job workshops on how to write a Canadian resume, how to apply for a job and how to prepare for a job interview
  • Group Discussion Forum
  • Insider’s Guide with resources for job hunt

Access to GO International adviser for job assistance

Access to GO International Advisor for general assistance

GO International Application Guide

Referral to Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) for optional immigration assistance with IEC Work Permit application

Support from GO International staff throughout the whole duration of your program (e.g. 24/7 emergency number, e-mail and phone support, and in-person assistance in GO International offices in Vancouver).

“Living and Working in Canada” Orientation session online

City walking tour of Downtown Vancouver

Access to Canada Employment Forum and Kibby to help you find a job.

Assistance with Social Insurance Number, bank account, mobile phone contract etc.

Connection to immigration and visa services and legal advisors (if needed)

Exclusive newsletters with information about immigration options, COVID regulations, government benefits etc.

Internet, printing and fax access (at special rates) at any GO International office

Mail holding service, so you have a contact address as soon as you arrive

Social activities ranging from pub nights to ski trips in Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto

Accommodation (homestay, hostel or residence)

Medical Travel Insurance

English Language ClassesWork and Study courses, Pathway programs and Canadian Volunteer options at discounted rate.

Government Costs:

  • International Experience Canada Participation fee
  • Open work permit holder fee
  • Biometrics fee

Personal Costs:

  • Travel expenses
  • Medical Travel insurance
  • Accommodation costs
  • Personal expenses

Requirements to be eligible for the Working Holiday Visa

Age Range: 18 – 35 (inclusive; some countries have an age limit of 30, unless you participate through a Recognized Organization like GO International)
Maximum Duration: 12 or 24 months from date of entry into Canada (depends on agreement with home country)
Location: Across Canada
Visa Required: Work Permit obtained under the Working Holiday Category of the International Experience Canada Initiative

  • Be a citizen of any of the many countries that have signed to working holiday agreement with Canada:
    Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom
  • Hold a valid passport of your home country
  • Possess sufficient funds to cover expenses in Canada for the first 3 months of the stay (CAD $2,500 )
  • Have comprehensive health insurance coverage (including repatriation) valid for the whole duration of the stay (Canadian medical coverage not sufficient)
This Program is for participants who don’t need RO support to be in the pool process to receive their invitation to apply (ITA). If choosing this package, you will have to apply for your Working Holiday visa directly with the IEC.