With SWAP Work in Germany, you’ll be saying Ich bin ein Berliner in no time! Enjoy an incredible year in Berlin, Germany where you can take in the world-famous art scene, take a dip at The Badeschiff, see the best sunset views at Klunkerkranich, and eat all the schnitzel and currywurst you can handle.
Your year-long work permit means you can fund your adventures to just about anywhere in Europe. You'll come home with international work experience, new friends, countless stories from the trip of a lifetime!
You will get a 12-month Working Holiday Visa, issued to you from within Germany. You can enter the country on a tourist allowance for up to 90 days, and we will assist you in the application process in Berlin. The visa cost when applying in Berlin is currently €100.
NEW: Get real support from local staff for your entire working holiday. We have partnered with a staff of local experts based in Berlin who can help with giving an overview of what you need to know to live in Germany. The friendly staff there can help you translate job ads, menus and more, plus help you navigate your new home. You'll also get:
We've been helping Canadians live and work in Germany since 1992, so you will be joining an ongoing community of travellers who have had successful working holidays. Our dedicated visa experts will go over your application in detail and make sure it is perfect. If we notice anything, we'll work with you to make sure it's flawless before your paperwork is submitted.
Working and living in Germany with SWAP is easy. You can register online here, or do it in-person by visiting any of these Merit Travel locations and talking to a friendly travel counsellor. The choice is yours and our staff will be there to help you either way! The program price includes all the support services offered in Germany (listed in the support section).
Canadians ages 18-35 with a valid passport
No German language skill is required to be eligible for the program. We do recommend having some German skills (around level B1 or higher) to make your move easier
Apply for the Work in Germany program at least 2 weeks prior to your intended arrival
› July 20, 2019
› August 17, 2019
› September 14, 2019
› October 12, 2019
Any period up to 1 year
You must be able to demonstrate during application that you have the equivalent of €3000 EUR saved in your account to help cover your flight to Germany and living expenses during the first weeks/months of your stay
SWAP Work in Germany is only $495 CAD! That includes your German resource membership with access to banking, tax, job, and housing support for 12 months, a welcome dinner and orientation upon arrival, and ongoing social events throughout your stay in Germany.Take the 1st step ››