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    Work Abroad

    SWAP Working Holidays

    Live, work and play at one of our 12 destinations!

    SWAP has all the answers

    Have a lingering question about living and working abroad? When should you go? Where should you go? How do you prepare to live and work overseas?

    SWAP Working Holidays

    A non-profit program of the Canadian Federation of Students that offers young Canadians a truly unique opportunity to explore the world through work and travel. On a SWAP program, you have the chance to live and breathe another culture from the inside rather than simply passing through as a tourist.

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    Established in 1975, SWAP Working Holidays assists Canadian students and youth in arranging a working holiday to various destinations. SWAP currently offers working holiday programs to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan, and South Africa as well as Teach programs in Thailand and China.


    What We Do

    SWAP not only gets you the Work Visa, but once in your destination, we offer support services for the full duration of your stay. SWAP provides you with the resources you’ll need to find work and live in your destination country. When you arrive in the country you’ll attend an orientation at our partners hosting centre. The staff will go over how to find work and accommodation, employment and tax laws, what format your resume should be in, assistance in opening a bank account, obtaining a tax file number, and much more. You will have access to up to date job postings, as well as computers, Internet, fax, machines, printers, and phones to assist you in your search. Our staff are there to provide support and guidance every step of the way!

    For more information, please visit swap.ca

    Check out the SWAP blog at theswapblog.ca

  • Top 10 Reasons to SWAP

    1. It’s now or never. Visas have age limits so don’t miss out!
    2. Great addition to your resume. International work experience always shows maturity and adaptability.
    3. Support, security and reliability. Great pre-departure & post arrival services, so you don’t have to go-it alone.
    4. SWAP services allow you to save money by getting organized quicker! A non-SWAPPER will waste more days and spend way more money than the SWAP fee by having to figure out for themselves all of the info we provide.
    5. Leave the boring paperwork to us. We organize visas, paperwork, accommodation, booking etc., leaving you free to have all the fun!
    6. Answers to all of your questions. Our staff in Canada and in your destination country are there to answer any questions you might have and help you throughout your stay.
    7. Earn money to finance future travels. Working holidays are a great way to fund future travels abroad.
    8. Experience overseas as a local. As opposed to being just a tourist.
    9. Get a better sense of yourself in the world. Working & living in another country gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and discover who you really are. You’ll return home to Canada more confident and independent.
    10. Meet new friends from all over the world. You'll make lifelong international friends through SWAP!