Work & Travel Japan (Silver, Gold)

Work & Travel Japan (Silver, Gold)

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NO MORE TIME TO WASTE…YOUR JAPAN ADVENTURE IS WAITING!

Can you already see yourself walking down the busy streets of Tokyo, slurping ramen in a traditional ramen-ya and honing your Japanese language skills with your fellow travellers and Japanese locals? It has never been this easy to start your Working Holiday adventure in Japan than by joining GO INTERNATIONAL’s Work and Travel in Japan program!

LET’S GET STARTED!

Your dream of going to Japan is finally taking shape and has become a concrete plan. Now you probably have a ton of questions and luckily GO INTERNATIONAL has all the answers:

WHAT DOES “WORK AND TRAVEL” MEAN?

A Working Holiday Visa provides you with the opportunity to legally live and work in a foreign country. This means, that you will be able to take any job – depending on your work experience, professional and language skills, of course! Earn the money to pay for your living costs and travel adventures. Work and Travel is the most affordable program without having to rely on your savings or trust fund.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISA FOR JAPAN?

Step-by-step guide on how to apply for your Working Holiday visa and check if your application is complete.

Working Holiday Visa application by our staff in Vancouver if you are a BC or Yukon resident.

HOW WILL I PREPARE FOR MY ARRIVAL IN JAPAN?

You will have access to comprehensive information material and videos regarding a variety of topics and questions. We will brief you on living costs, your health insurance and housing opportunities to name just a few. Of course, you can always give your GO INTERNATIONAL Japan experts a call or send them a message.

DO I HAVE AN ACCOMMODATION WHEN I ARRIVE IN TOKYO?

Our partner in Tokyo has two central share houses where you can rent a room at a very affordable rate. Just choose extra accommodation days during your booking. This gives you the chance to sleep off your jet lag, meet fellow backpackers, and join in social activities and language classes! Our tip: Book our Gold Package and 2 or 4 weeks of accommodation will be already included in your program.

SILVER PACKAGE

  • Step-by-step guide on how to apply for your Working Holiday visa and check if your application is complete
  • Working Holiday Visa application by our staff in Vancouver if you are a BC or Yukon resident
  • Personal support by our Vancouver travel experts prior to your departure
  • Help with booking flights and travel insurance
  • Pre-departure Info Package on how to live in Japan
  • Assistance upon arrival (including Immigration Department, Registration Office, tax number, bank account and mobile phone contract)
  • Job counselling group session upon arrival and role-play of Japanese job interview
  • Individual resume preparation for Japanese market
  • Walk-in support in Tokyo office (Mo-Fr during office hours), also via phone, email, LINE and on WhatsApp
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Bilingual contact person in Tokyo (English and Japanese)
  • Use of printer and PC in the office in Tokyo

GOLD PACKAGE  

  • 2 or 4 weeks of accommodation in dorm room in share house in Shiohama or Kitatoda (arrival every Thursday)
  • 2 or 4 weeks of intensive language lessons (20 hours per week)
  • Skype group live preparation and Q&A Session with our partner in Tokyo before arrival
  • Meet and Greet at Narita or Haneda airport and accompanied transfer by public transport on any Thursday between 8AM and 10PM (ticket cost included)
  • Personal assistance upon arrival (including staff accompanying participant to Immigration Department, Registration Office, tax number, bank account and mobile phone contract)
  • Local orientation about life in Tokyo and Japan
  • Accompanied appointment at Employment Centre and 1-on-1 job search support session
  • Membership terms for food delivery to share house (Costco and Metro)
  • Step-by-step guide on how to apply for your Working Holiday visa and check if your application is complete
  • Working Holiday Visa application by our staff in Vancouver if you are a BC or Yukon resident
  • Personal support by our Vancouver travel experts prior to your departure
  • Help with booking flights and travel insurance
  • Pre-departure Info Package on how to live in Japan
  • Job counselling group session upon arrival and role-play of Japanese job interview
  • Individual resume preparation for Japanese market
  • Walk-in support in Tokyo office (Mo-Fr during office hours), also via phone, email, LINE and on WhatsApp
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Bilingual contact person in Tokyo (English and Japanese)
  • Use of printer and PC in the office in Tokyo

HOW WILL I FIND A JOB IN JAPAN?

Our partner in Tokyo offers an extensive job data base, where you can find tons of money-making opportunities! During our partner’s job counselling sessions you will be well-prepared for your first application and interview. The team will also individually prepare your resume in the typical Japanese style. You want more job security? Book the job guarantee and you will be placed on a Japanese farm or in traditional ryokan before your arrival.

WHAT JAPANESE LANGUAGE SKILLS DO I NEED? CAN I JOIN A LANGUAGE COURSE IN JAPAN?

There are some jobs in Japan you won’t need any Japanese skills for, for example teaching English in language schools and also working for moving, security and cleaning companies. If you are looking for a job in tourism or hospitality or if you already have skilled Canadian work experience, then you will need at least basic Japanese skills to be hired for these positions.

For a running start into your professional life in Japan, we recommend our Gold Package, which includes 2 or 4 weeks of language lessons. This way, you will be well-prepared for your future professional career in Japan.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO PROGRAMS?

Our Gold package is the extra bonus you will need if you have never been to Japan, want more initial support after your arrival and if you are looking for the extra comfort and security of pre-arranged accommodation and a language course already included in your package.

WHO WILL SUPPORT ME DURING MY TIME IN JAPAN?

Our Japanese partner in Tokyo will not only support you during your first days of arrival, but throughout the entirety of your stay in Japan. Simply walk in during office hours, give them a call or send them a message via email, on WhatsApp or LINE. There is also a 24/7 emergency support system in place. You see, our all-round carefree service provides you with the support you need to have the best Work and Travel experience of your life!

OPTIONAL SERVICES (EXTRA COST):

Job Guarantee (Placement on a Japanese farm or in a traditional Japanese ryokan)
IMPORTANT: Basic Japanese skills required!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flight tickets
  • Personal expenses

Farm Work in Japan:

  • Fully paid work on a Japanese farm
  • Placement on a small family-run farm or a larger farm
  • Work with animals, plant fruits and vegetables, cut flowers or seed, grow and harvest crops
  • Live with the farmer’s family or in a separate staff accommodation (single room or dorm room)
  • Cooked meals or raw ingredients to cook yourself provided

Traditional Ryokan Hotel:

  • Fully paid work at a traditional ryokan hotel (48 hours, 6 days x 8 hours)
  • High standard hotels for Japanese and foreign tourists
  • Typical tasks include housekeeping, preparing futons, kitchen assistance, preparing tables and serving meals, welcoming guests, service at the onsen area
  • Staff housing nearby (single room or dorm room)
  • Meals typically provided by ryokan (deducted from salary)
  • Medical Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Extra Accommodation (Share House or Capsule Hotel)
  • Meet and Greet at Narita or Haneda airport and accompanied transfer by public transport on any weekday between 8AM and 10PM

ESL Language School:

  • Fully paid work at a language school teaching English
  • Both full-time and part-time work available
  • No Japanese language skills needed (schools prefer the method of full English language immersion)
  • Placements mostly in Tokyo
  • Hiring will be done by the school, but jobs would be confirmed pre-arrival
  • Free of charge as part of the Gold Package

COUNT ME IN! WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

This is the exciting part! If you have more questions, simply send us an e-mail to programs@gointernational.ca or call at +1 604 695 2813 (ext. 113). If you are already sure that this is the right program for you, simply click the “book now” button below.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM:

  • You must be eligible for the Working-Holiday Visa for Canadian Citizens with no dependents. The duration of this visa is up to 6 months with the possibility for an on-site extension of 6 months.
  • You must have International Travel Medical Insurance and proof of your provincial medical coverage for the entire duration that you are in Japan.
  • For Hospitality Program: Most position require an intermediate level of Japanese.

VISA COSTS

Visas are issued free of charge for Working-Holiday applicants.

Note: Through the Working Holiday Visa, you are allowed to stay in Japan for 6 months. Once in Japan, you will be able to apply for another 6 month extension.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISA

  • You must be a Canadian citizen and resident with a valid CANADIAN PASSPORT (valid for at a minimum six months past the end date of the visit)
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years
  • You must be in good health
  • You must have a clear Police Record
  • You must provide proof of financial resources (minimum of $2500 USD) to provide for any initial expenses at the start of your stay and to allow you to leave the country at any time during your stay in Japan. The bank statement should clearly bear your name and not be older than a month.
  • You must submit all the documents necessary to support your visa request.
  • You have not held a Working Holiday Visa for Japan before.

3 UNIQUE THINGS TO EXPERIENCE IN TOKYO

Tokyo is colorful, vibrant, and full of life and adventure. But it’s not a typical world capital. During the orientation days at the start of your Working Holiday in Japan, discover Tokyo’s must-do tourist attractions, such as the Imperial Palace, the Meiji Shrine and the Tokyo Skytree… However, there are also an abundance of strange and unique things to experience! Use the first days of your Work and Travel adventure to explore the fascinating melting pot that is Tokyo.

Venture out of your comfort zone and we guarantee you will have a lot of interesting stories to tell afterwards:

  1. Hop-on Hop-off double-deckers are a fun way to explore any city from Sydney, over Auckland to Tokyo. But nothing beats a lightning-fast go-kart! Race around Tokyo in a custom-built go-kart, dressed up as your favorite superhero or video game character. As long as you have an International Driving Permit, you are ready to hit the roads!
  2. You have always watched Japanese Samurai with a vivid fascination? Kembu is the traditional art of Japanese stage performances. Try on the typical clothes, learn how to handle a Japanese sword and experience the way of the Samurai yourself. The costume photoshoot will provide you with a really unique souvenir for home.
  3. It comes to no surprise that Tokyo has claimed the title of reigning champion of weirdly themed cafés. There are animal cafés, where you can come in close contact with cats, reptiles, goats, hedgehogs, and even pet an owl. You trust inanimate objects more? Visit the Robot Restaurant! You love thrills? Dare yourself to a snack at the Dungeon, Vampire or Ninja Café. Other bizarre options include a Maid Café and Cuddles Café. You are in for a treat!

Work and Travel in Japan

Program Start: All year round

Apply at least 1 month in advance

 SILVER PACKAGE

Program fee $399 + 5% GST

GOLD PACKAGE

Non-refundable application fee $250 CAD +

2 weeks: Program Fee $1,950 + 5% GST

4 weeks: Program Fee $2,550 + 5% GST

ADD ONS

JOB GUARANTEE $250 + 5% GST
EXTRA NIGHT IN CAPSULE HOTEL $45/NIGHT + 5% GST
EXTRA WEEK IN SHARE HOUSE $150/WEEK + 5% GST
AIRPORT MEET AND GREET AND PUBLIC TRANSFER $90 + 5% GST

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Japan’s borders are currently closed for foreign travelers. However, they were accepting visa applications through the “Residence Track” and there is a chance that this will be possible again soon. To make sure that all quarantine measures are followed, a written pledge had to be signed by the participants and supported by a Japanese company or Working Holiday organisation. Our partner in Japan is able to support applications as part of our Gold Package, including an additional fee of $150 CAD for the extra work associated.

Book our QUARANTINE PACKAGE to have a worry-free start to your Working Holiday Program in Japan:

* 15-nights quarantine hotel stay $700 (single room) / $825 (double room)

 Private airport transfer $100 CAD (Haneda Airport) /

$200 CAD (Narita Airport)

Important: Currently, the Quarantine Package has to be booked on top of the Gold Package.
No cancellations are accepted after the written pledge has been issued.