Canada Working Holiday Program (RO Sponsored)

Canada Working Holiday Program
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Canada Working Holiday Program (RO Sponsored)


As a Recognized Organization with International Experience Canada, GO International is able to nominate American citizens and nationals from the YMA countries for a Working Holiday visa. This allows participants to work and travel in Canada for up 6, 12 or 24 months and explore its stunning landscapes and interesting culture.


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.

Dive into Adventure!

Work and Travel in Canada

The Canadian Working Holiday Program, also known as “CWHP”, is a program designed for applicants who want to come to Canada to work and travel. This program meets the demands of Canadian employers, while enabling international young people to earn some income to support their holiday in Canada. GO International provides valuable assistance to participants with settling in, finding a job and accommodation and getting to know Canada.

This program is designed for IEC participants, who have to be nominated by a Recognized Organization.

Please read our FAQ section for answers to the most common questions.

While we would like to be able to meet everyone’s request for participation in the program, please understand that we are limited in the spots we can offer to both first time and second time applicants, and we will not be able to accommodate all applications.

The Highlights

Spend an absolutely amazing vacation working in Canada and truly “experience” the people, the unique natural beauty and the adrenaline rush that you can only get from this country. Participants in the Working Holiday program meet locals, gain international work experience, earn money to travel and make the most of their working holiday in Canada with us.

Whether you are planning to be a ski bum, a city slicker, or an outdoor traveler… let us help you get a running start to your new adventure.

Have a look below for information about our RO Sponsored Package:

You will be provided with personal assistance for the whole duration of your program. Think of having a tour guide/program adviser at your disposal! (“When do I need to file my taxes? Where is the best place to eat sushi? How do I buy a car here?”);

You will receive emergency support (so you parents won’t have to lie awake at night worrying about you);

Friendly and experienced staff members will provide you with one year member access to our HOT JOBS LIST, our 101 JOB READY portal, and personal job assistance, ensuring you get a JOB FAST.

Connect with people – you will meet like-minded travelers in your orientation group and you may end up meeting your future roommate/or new best friend!


Did you know?

As part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the International Experience Canada (IEC) program facilitates travel and work opportunities for Canadian and foreign national youth. The program provides the opportunity to gain life-changing personal and professional experience by travelling and working in Canada or abroad. The mandate of IEC is to enhance key bilateral relationships between Canada and other countries and territories and emphasize the importance of improved participation reciprocity. IEC supports Canada’s economic and cultural interests by administering bilateral, reciprocal agreements and arrangements with 35 countries and territories (also known as youth mobility arrangements, or YMAs). Agreements and arrangements are generally open to Canadian and foreign youth aged 18 to 35.

Have a look here for more information about International Experience Canada.

Second Timers

In past seasons, we were able to offer a small amount of spots to “Second Timers” (applicants, who have already participated in the IEC Program and are looking for a repeat IEC participation since they have exhausted their other options of staying in Canada). These spots are very limited and depend on our overall allocation each season.

As a second timer, you are usually not looking for the same services as someone who is coming to Canada for the first time and who might not have lived abroad before.

Please note that we are not able to sell “visa only” packages, however there are great advantages of booking the Canadian Working Holiday Program with GO International if you are a second timer:

If you meet all the requirements and we offer you a spot in the program, we will nominate you for an invitation to apply for the IEC Program.

Support and assistance from GO International staff throughout the entire 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).

We will update you on immigration, entry and activation regulations.

If you lose your job, you can use our resources (e.g. Hot Jobs List, job workshops, job advice) to find another employment opportunity.

We can connect you to professional immigration consultants or legal advisors, if needed.

We offer you discounted rates for our Language, Career and Pathway programs through our parent company Tamwood International College.

You will receive information on how to extend your Social Insurance Number and file your tax return.

In our newsletters, we will provide you with tips specific to temporary residents, who have lived in Canada for more than one year (such as immigration updates, current job postings, etc.).

Orientation Dates

Recommended Arrival Date City Walk Online Orientation
Monday, January 22nd Tuesday, January 23rd Friday, January 26th
Monday, February 19th Tuesday, February 20th Friday, February 23rd
Monday, March 18th Tuesday, March 19th Friday, March 22nd
Monday, April 15th Tuesday, April 16th Friday, April 19th
Monday, May 13th Tuesday, May 14th Friday, May 17th
Monday, June 10th Tuesday, June 11th Friday, June 14th
Monday, July 8th Tuesday, July 9th Friday, July 12th
Monday, August 5th Tuesday, August 6th Friday, August 9th
Monday, September 2nd Tuesday, September 3rd Friday, September 6th
Monday, September 30th Tuesday, October 1st Friday, October 4th
Monday, October 28th Tuesday, October 29th Friday, November 1st
Monday, November 25th Tuesday, November 26th Friday, November 29th
Monday, December 23rd
Tuesday, December 24th Friday, December 27th

Option To Add English / Career Training Programs

Participants in the Working Holiday Program have the option to add an English course, IELTS preparation course, and/or a career training diploma program in International Business, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing or Hospitality and Tourism to their work program.

We suggest these optional study programs as a way to enhance your education, improve your employment prospects and provide you with additional skills and credentials that enhance your eligibility for Canadian immigration.

Please contact GO International or your booking agent for a full list of optional study programs available through GO International’s sister college and language school and for a price quote for these optional services.

Additional information




12-24 months






IEC Working Holiday Visa