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Do you want to work in Canada?

Every year since 1975, SWAP has welcomed thousands of international youth into Canada through our programs and partner organizations. If you are between the ages of 18 to 35, you can travel to and live in Canada to experience our culture and gain international work experience. We'll make sure that you have all the resources you'll need to ensure your time in "The Great White North" is the best it can be. We can advise you on everything from the best way to find a job to the most efficient ways to travel across the country, and everything in-between.

Young citizens of any of the countries listed below that are interested in coming to Canada for a work and travel experience can inquire about what opportunities are available by contacting our local partner organizations, who will be happy to help you.

Is your country not listed? You may be able to apply directly through us. Click here for more information on SWAP Direct to Canada.

Need advice on applying for the IEC Working Holiday Visa? We can help!

2018 Program Update: Closures

The 2018 SWAP Work in Canada program is now closed for the season for the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • United States

All 2018 SWAP quotas for these countries have been filled. Please check our website and connect with the associated agency in late 2018 for updates regarding the 2019 program.

The IEC 2018 Working Holiday Applications are now open.

The pools for the Working Holiday category of International Experience Canada are now open. If your country is eligible, you are now able to create a profile and begin the process for 2018. Please check the IEC website for details.

Reminder: The IEC programme is a three-step application process. This system requires eligible candidates to submit a profile into a pool. If the profile is accepted, candidates will receive a Letter of Invitation, which allows them to then apply for the Working Holiday permit. The times these rounds of Letters of Invitation are issued differ for each country. After determining your eligibility and submitting your profile, please check when the round of invitation is for your country. Simply click "Change your Selection" and select your appropriate country and Working Holiday category for information on when you can apply for the pool, and when the next round of invitations is.

Not all countries are eligible to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. Please check the IEC website and the list above to verify if you are eligible to apply.

For Canadian Employers

Hundreds of companies across Canada hire working holiday youth, and for 40 years SWAP has built great working relationships with many businesses by recommending hard-working SWAP participants to work for them. If you are interested in hiring SWAP participants (casually called Swappers), click here for more information.