Work and Travel Visas for Canadians

Tired of working the same dead end job and living for the weekend? In need of a change? Love to travel but don’t know how to finance it? Then maybe it is time to start exploring new ideas and thinking outside of the box.

I have been asked time and time again if I know of places where us Canadians can get work and travel visas. I often referred my friends to the Government of Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website that provides ample information for Canadians regarding the International Experience Canada – travel and work abroad program. This program allows young Canadians to gain international working experience while traveling abroad from 30 different countries. This is a great way to make some money while seeing different parts of the world! 

To make life simple, I have condensed the information from their website to provide you with a list of countries of where you can get a work and travel visa. There are also opportunities for Young Professionals and International Co-Op Internships which can be found on the website mentioned above. 

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In Asia, you can work and travel in the following countries: 

  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Taiwan 

Australia and Oceania 

In Australia and Oceania, you can work and travel in the following countries: 
  • Australia
  • New Zealand 


In Europe, you can work and travel in the following countries: 

  • Belgium
  • Croatia 
  • Czech Republic 
  • Denmark 
  • Estonia
  • France 
  • Germany 
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia 
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Slovakia 
  • Slovenia 
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 

The Americas

In the Americas (North, South, and Central), you can work and travel in the following countries: 
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica 
  • Mexico 
Be sure to check the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship website and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website before making any travel plans to ensure that you have all the required information you need prior to your departure. Be sure to read up on the country you wish to work and travel in so that you are not surprised by any customs and cultures that you might not be used to. 

Happy Travels Everyone! 


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