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  • Quota: 1,000
    Working Holiday places remaining: 0
    Updated: 03/03/2014

Working Holiday

Travel and work in Canada for up to six months

I can say it was an unforgettable experience. I can highly recommend it. It's a way to see more of this beautiful country Canada.” - Cecile Villiger, Working Holiday in Canada

Eligibility Criteria for the Working Holiday Category

The Working Holiday category is designed for Italian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment (maximum 6 months) to help pay for their stay.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be an Italian citizen who normally resides in Italy;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive at the time your application is received;
  • have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover your expenses at the beginning of your stay;
  • be prepared to take out health-care insurance for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;
  • pay a participation fee of 150 Canadian dollars; and
  • have not participated in International Experience Canada-Working Holiday before. 

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