Work Experience Canada is a programme of CCUSA which provides Canadian employers with qualified international staff for positions that are temporary or seasonal in nature during the winter and summer months.
We are currently recruiting participants from 7 different countries to work in Canada on the Working Holiday Visa giving young people the opportunity to work while they travel. It allows them to experience day-to-day life so they can gain a deeper understanding of the culture and people. The Working Holiday Visa is a work permit allowing international staff to legally work in Canada for up to 24 months. This visa is issued to young people age 18 – 35 years old.
CCUSA is one of the most respected exchange programs around the world. Our friendly, dedicated office staff have years of experience in international staff recruitment and program administration. We offer participants from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, The Netherlands, Croatia, Poland and Czech Republic and the United Kingdom the opportunity to work and travel throughout Canada for up to 24 months.
We carefully interview and select our participants, choosing only those who are mature, motivated and possess a multitude of skills. They pass through our selective screening process before being accepted to the program.
CCUSA international staff come informed and prepared. We provide our participants with extensive information before their arrival on the exact steps they need to take to get ready for their new job in Canada.
CCUSA participants are provided with 2-nights free accommodation upon their arrival into Canada. During this time, CCUSA staff assist them in getting their new SIN and Bank Account. They are quickly immersed into the culture with a fun city tour and off they go!
Social Insurance Number
CCUSA Participants are instructed to apply for their Social Insurance Number (SIN) once they arrive in Canada. They can locate the nearest Service Canada Center by going online to http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/tbsc-fsco/sc-hme.jsp?lang=eng. They will need to have their passport and work permit with them to apply. Once they have their SIN, they will be able to open up a bank account in Canada.
All CCUSA participants are covered by a travel insurance policy which covers accidents and illnesses. Each participant has been provided with an insurance card with policy information, a copy of the insurance policy and access to claim procedures before their departure to Canada. Should you have any questions regarding the insurance information, please contact CCUSA at 800 999 2267.
2-week Notice Policy
All Work Experience Canada participants have the right to change jobs while on the Working Holiday Visa. CCUSA requires that participants work for two weeks prior to providing a mandatory 2-week notice form to their current employer. We will provide employment assistance to Work Experience Canada participants.
In case of emergency, please call 800 999 2267. A CCUSA staff member will be contacted and will return your call within 15 minutes. Emergencies include: death, serious injury, arrest and legal issues. Participants should also contact their consulate for serious legal problems and lost/stolen passports. Visit www.embassyworld.org to find the various consulates in Canada.
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