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Resources for Canadians Wanting to Work Abroad

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So if you’re like me traveling around the world and want to make a few extra bucks these links are for you. But if you are trying to work and travel in one place these links will also benefit you.

1) SWAP With this program you choose a destination and the company helps you do everything, for a fee of course. Each location you apply to will have a different price so it’s hard to find out what exactly it is. With this payment it covers:

  • Visa forms and tips for applying
  • Cost of the visa
  • Information kit and everything you need before you leave Canada
  • Arrival orientation
  • Job postings, resume workshops, employer contacts
  • Accommodation boards
  • Help opening a bank account
  • Emergency support

So this is just a summary of what SWAP offers. In order to use this service you must be between the ages of 18-30 and live in Canada. Not only is this service for working but there also a few opportunities to volunteer!

2) Nomads Hostels This website posts job opportunities designed for backpackers, so people who do not plan to work for a long time. In order to see the job details you need to make an account. Just note that this website is for jobs in Australia and New Zealand only. You can either look at the jobs or get the Work Arrival Package. The Australian package includes:

  • 3 Nights ($369) or 6 Nights ($615) Accommodations
  • Airport transfer
  • Employment assistance and interview setups
  • Bank account (set up before leaving)
  • Tax file number
  • OZ sim card
  • Medicare setup assistance

The New Zealand package includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Airport transfer
  • Welcome drink
  • Orientation
  • Employment assistance
  • Guide on traveling NZ
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Sim card
  • 1 month luggage storage
  • Auckland tour
  • 1 hour internet access
  • Tour of Bay of Islands
  • from $499 NZ

So you can make a decision where you want to go to work and if either of the packages sound better than just searching for a job by yourself.

3) Jobaroo This job search website has a specific section for backpackers! These include jobs in the fields of fruit picking, hospitality, pearling, retail, and temp jobs. It offers job information for each field and when these fields will be needing more workers.

4) Travellers at Work This website offers job postings for travellers but in order to apply or see details you must buy a membership package. The prices are reasonable for what they offer. They even offer training packages to make you more likely to get a job. This includes farm/agriculture training or bar skills/cocktail course. Prices start at $79 AUS.

5) Smaller Earth This website offers volunteering, internships, and jobs abroad. It’s for countries all over the world with a variety of projects. The only work they offer is for Australia, China, or New Zealand.

I hope these links helped you. If you have any other links that you think will be helpful just post them in the comments.


Author: Nicole Rae

20 year old girl who went cross-country to university only to wind up hating it, came back home to rediscover her love for books.

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