Make the most of your time abroad!

Stepabroad will arrange a guaranteed job for you with our Working Holiday program. Choose from locations such as Chile or Costa  Rica. You will have the year of your life!

Opportunities are available in a variety of sectors including resorts, hotels, restaurants, adventure parks, retail stores and more.

As a participant in our program, you’ll find out what it’s really like to live, work and travel abroad. You’ll be able to stay in the country for up to 12 months, in which time you will make friends, improve your language skills in Costa Rica or Chile and experience another culture firsthand. Our experienced team will help you with all your pre-departure planning and provide the following:

  • Advice to get your Work Permit application processed successfully  
  • Resume revision
  • Pre-departure orientation (in Vancouver)
  • Orientation next day after arrival to your destination in our partner´s office!
  • Advice on finding accommodation
  • Interview preparation workshop
  • A guaranteed casual job position abroad (First Interview within 4 days after arrival)
  • 4 nights hostel accommodation in your destination
  • Assistance with opening a bank account & applying for your Social Insurance Number
  • Assistance getting your cellphone
  • Mail holding & luggage storage
  • Ongoing support and monitoring for the duration of the program
  • 24/7 Emergency Number in the destination country
  • Tax return assistance

INDUSTRIES AVAILABLE

  • Front Desk Agents
  • Server
  • Hotel Jobs
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Customer Service Rep.

Working Holiday Programs for Canadians

CHILE

You just finished school or university and everybody is asking you what you are going to do now? What about taking some time off? Travel to the other end of the world, make new experiences and find inspiration? Chile is exactly the country to do just that. A country far away, but not totally strange, full of natural wonders and hospitable people. Our work and travel program gives you the opportunity to have a change of place for a southern hemisphere summer and to get to know more than just the tourist attractions of Chile, all while also gaining your first working experiences abroad.

 Additionally, you have the chance to improve your Spanish without much cramming, through direct contact with native-speaking locals.

  • Eligibility: Canadian Nationality
  • Age: Between 18 and 34 years old
  • Repeat Participation: No
  • Visa Duration: Up to 12 months
 

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is a great Working Holiday destination with tourism booming in recent years. You will get to see miles of beautiful beaches, stunning rainforests, amazing wildlife, beautiful natural wonders and warm and friendly people. You will also gain first-hand knowledge about Costa Rica's biodiversity and its culture. Plus we will have a work placement before your departure from Canada! 

Additionally, you have the chance to improve your Spanish without much cramming, through direct contact with native-speaking locals.

  • Eligibility: Canadian Nationality
  • Age: Between 18 and 34 years old
  • Repeat Participation: No
  • Visa Duration: Up to 12 months
  • Minimum program Duration: 4 months
  • Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.