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Applications for Work Canada 2012 have closed, please click 'more info' to find out about the 2013 season.....
Canadian Working Holiday
This is a FULL SERVICE (placement) program that allows a limited number of applicants an opportunity to work a summer or winter season at a resort, and thereafter work or travel anywhere in Canada for the remainder of the year. The program is aimed at young people benefitting from an overseas cultural experience, to travel as ambassadors for South Africa but at the same time to have heaps of fun while working and travelling in beautiful Canada.
**APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
OVC together with our Canadian partner will assist you with an open one year Working Holiday Visa and a pre-arranged job for a season in Canada. You will have the support of our partner throughout your stay. Participation is strictly limited to a small quota for the summer and the winter seasons. Applications are accepted and finalised about 5 months before the start of the season. Contact your nearest OVC office early to avoid disappointment. The summer season begins in April/May/June and the winter season begins in Oct/Nov. Most of the pre-arranged jobs are at ski or mountain resorts in British Columbia and Alberta. The resorts offer a variety of positions and require staff to arrive at the beginning of the season and stay for about 4 - 6 months. Accommodation assistance and advice is provided. Support services are offered by our Canadian partner throughout the year. They also offer job assistance after the season. An arrival orientation is provided once you arrive in Canada. At the orientation you will be given essential information for your year in Canada.
To be eligible you need to be a South African passport holder between the age of 19 and 30 (inclusive), single without dependants, an excellent command of the English language, a minimum of Matric and preferably some work experience. You will need to undergo a personal telephone/Skype interview, create a personal video profile and will need to motivate a sound and just reason as to why you wish to participate in the program. You will also need to undergo the necessary character and police checks.
The working holiday visa is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date you enter Canada and must be used within the validity period as issued by the Canadian High Commission visa office. After 12 months, or when your visa expires, you will need to return to South Africa. The complete visa application process may take up to 4 months.
|Admin fee||R1000 Application Fee|
|Program fee||R12 300|
|Other fees||+- R1600 (Medical Exam)|
|Visa fees||CAD$ 150|
|Airfare (approx)||R12 500.00|
|Recommended Spending Money||CAD$ 2 500|
A one year work visa.
Assistance and advice with opening a bank account and SIN registration.
Accommodation for you first night.
Ongoing support during your stay from our partner organization in Canada.
Pre-arranged job interview/s.
Job assistance after the season.
The chance to earn good money and travel.
A fantastic notch on your cv, showing overseas work and travel experience.
Assistance with flights - making your travel adventure smooth and painless.
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Please input the following numbers into the text block:
|Are you 19 to 30 years old (Inclusive)?||yes no|
|You have a matric certificate?||yes no|
|Your level of English is excellent?||yes no|
|You have / will have a RSA passport?||yes no|