English & French is spoken in Canada. Toronto is the largest city & Ottawa is the capital. The currency used in Canadian is the dollar. Canadians drive on the right side of the road. Climate varies dramatically over various regions. French is spoken predominately in Quebec. Canadians love to play ice hockey, lacrosse, curling, & football. Vancouver hosts the Symphony of Fire & The Calgary Stampede. Toronto is host to a Film Festival & Ottawa has the Winterlude. The Montreal Jazz Festival, & Montreal Comedy Festival are further highlights in the Canadian calendar . Canada Day is a Public Holiday & is celebrated on 1st July.
Minimum: 1 month
Maximum: 6 months
Maximum length 6 Months
Available in Canada’s top 4 cities
Over 20 industries available
Start all year round
Advanced English Language Level
Be eligible for a Work Permit under the International Experience Canada Initiative
Related education and/or work experience in your desired field
In province of Alberta, 80km east of Canadian Rockies, 1.2m people, large financial district, 1988 winter Olympics. After major fire in 1886 all buildings built in local sandstone. Calgary Stampede stated in 1912 from a small rodeo & agricultural show. 3.1m tourists per year, near to Banff Lake Louise, & Cranmore. Dry, humid continental climate, the most sunny days of all Canada’s cities. The festival district is in Eau Claire, many festivals– Folk, Comedy, Greek, Writers, lilac, Expo Latino. Winter sports mainly, plus fishing & golf. Transport uses light rail & bike paths.
In Province of Quebec, surrounded by three hills, about 4m people, French official language, commercial capital of Canada. Summer ave. temp. 22’C & winter, -10’C. Many historical buildings, Mount Royal has many attractions, 85% Christians, a major inland port, centre of film & TV production, Festivals — Just For Laughs, Montreal Jazz Festival, World Film Festival, Pop Montreal, Fireworks Festival, Nuits d’Afrique. Nicknamed “City of Steeples”. Ice hockey most popular, plus Canadian Grand Prix. Transport — buses, subways & train. Trudeau or Dorval Airport for passengers.
Capital of Canada, on shores of Lake Ontario, about 2.9m people, the commercial capital. Warm, humid summers & cold winters. A city of high-rise buildings. Over 50 dance & ballet companies, many live theatres, large film production industry. Festivals– International Film Festival & Toronto Student Film Festival very popular, Scotiabank Carribbean Festival, Pride Week. Toronto Zoo with 5000 animals, Annual Greek “Taste of Danforth” festival, and many varied sports played, Champs Car Race annually. 50% white population. Transport–subway, light-metro rail, buses, streetcars. Toronto Pearson Airport is the main one west of the city.
Coastal seaport, in British Columbia. About 2.4m people, very ethnically diverse, 45% of population Asian. Main industries are forestry, tourism & film production. Most moderate climate in Canada. Festivals include the Folk Music Festival, the International Jazz Festival. The Granville Entertainment District has the highest concentration of bars & clubs, Gastown comes second. Transport includes the B-Line bus service, a ferry & bicycle service called Seabus, & the Skytrain on three lines. The Canada Line connects Vancouver Airport on Sea Island to the south with Richmond & the sky-train system. The mild climate plus the nearness of ocean, mts., rivers & lakes makes it perfect for outdoor activities, there are beaches & large parks, 30 minutes to ski fields, the Vancouver Sun Run, & cycling races, Us football, ice hockey soccer & basketball most popular.
Capital of British Columbia, on southern tip of Vancouver Island, 350,000 people. Travel about 100km from Seattle by plane or ferry. Known as the City of Gardens. Lots of tourists –3.5m/year, students & a thriving tech industry. Mild rainy winters & cool, dry, sunny summers, Canada Day fireworks, Symphony Splash, The Rifflandia & Electronic Music Festival are the main festivals. Also the annual Swiftsure Yacht Race, the Victoria Dragon Boat Race, & the Tall Ships Festival. Shopping mainly at Bay, Hillside & Mayfair Centres. Many theatres & music venues. Ice Hockey, baseball, basketball & rugby most popular. Victoria International Airport. Travel 4 hrs by bus & ferry to Vancouver.
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1. Click ‘Apply’ to register your interest and further details about the program will be sent through. There is no commitment at this stage.
2. When you are ready to proceed, you will need to pay a deposit and send through your CV & Cover Letter.
3. Our partners in the destination country will arrange your internship and support you through finalising the process.
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Additional Registration Fee $350
All Prices are in AUD
Flights & Insurance not included
Resume revision to meet Canadian requirements
Guaranteed professional internship placement
Canada essentials guide
Welcome orientation (in Vancouver)
Social insurance assistance, bank account assistance
Mail holding service and internet access
Ongoing support throughout the program
Opportunity to attend social events, activities, tours
Letter of reference
Visa and/or Work Permits Application Fee
There are 3 type of visas (work permits) available for Australians via the International Experience Canada initiative (http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/australia-australie/experience_canada_experience/index.aspx)
The international co-op visa is sometimes used for Student Internships but it does require the internship offer letter, meaning that placement must be done prior to you being able to apply for the visa.
It is easier to go for the working holiday visa, which can be done right away and has the least requirements out of the three visa options. As it is an open work permit, it allows easy replacement in case of issues, and also allow unpaid interns to get a job on the side and work to financially support their experience in Canada.
We recommend contacting your local destination’s visa office for confirmation as details can change without warning.