RO Sponsored Launch Pad

RO Sponsored Launch Pad - sitting next to the lake

RO Sponsored Launch Pad

Price starts from $3,399

This package is part of the Canada Working Holiday Program for applicants from  the YMA countries and the United States who need to be nominated to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Working Holiday visa. This package is eligible to Second Timers and participants, who have exceeded the age limit, as well as US-American citizens who can’t apply directly.


NOTE: Our 2024 season spots for this program have been filled and we are unable to accept new RO-sponsored applications. For future updates, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter.

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Our 2024 season spots for this program have been filled and we are unable to accept new RO-sponsored applications. For future updates, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter.

RO Sponsored Launch Pad - 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 advisor for job assistance

Nomination with International Experience Canada (IEC) and sponsorship as Recognized Organization (RO) – also possible for a Second Participation in the program

Access to GO International Adviser 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 and Toronto).

“Living and Working in Canada” Orientation session online

Access to exclusive GO International’s Hot Jobs List with currently available jobs (suitable to newcomers to Canada)

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

City Walk Tour of Downtown Vancouver

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: Arrival services in Vancouver and Toronto, across Canada for living and working
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 a 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, USA*.
    * GO International has a special agreement regarding visas with the USA.
  • 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 need RO support to be in the pool process to receive their invitation to apply (ITA). If you have already received your Invitation to Apply or your Canadian work permit and you are seeking job placement and settlement in Canada services, then have a look at our Non-Sponsored Program option.