2 year Work in Canada Programme

Kickstart your career with a 2 year USIT Work in Canada Programme. This North American nation is world-renowned for its natural beauty, diverse culture and thriving industries, as evidenced by the large number of Irish now emigrating to Canada to further their careers.

Flights and Insurance

Guideline for flights to Toronto

Return Flights fr€366 + tax
One way Flight fr€315 + tax

Insurance

1 year Work Abroad Insurance policy: €299
2 Year Work Abroad Insurance policy: €349

We offer the most comprehensive Work in Canada insurance cover including:

  • 10 million Medical Cover
  • Unlimited Winter Sports cover
  • Very low excess only €50.

Flights subject to terms, conditions and availability.

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  • Flight and Insurance Deposit only €199Canada Programme Includes

    • USIT Work in Canada Webinars
    • Deposit of €199 OFF the cost of your Flights & Insurance to Canada and get the rest free of charge!
    • Reserve your seats - No need to pay in full until 6 weeks before departure. * Plus date changes available.
    • Job Interview before you leave Ireland (for most sectors ie Trades, Hospitality, IT & more **)
    • FREE flight change before departure
    • FREE Access to the USIT Canada Jobs Database (1000s of live Canadian Jobs)
    • FREE In person Visa assistance by pre-arranged appointment in Dublin to guide you through the IEC Visa stages
    • FREE Pre-departure in person Orientation in Dublin on everything to assist with your move to Canada
    • FREE Drop-in Centre in Dublin for daily assistance
    • FREE Printing and scanning services

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    Who can apply?

    The programme is open to Irish passport holders, ages 18-35. You’ll need the equivalent of CAD2,500 to show you can support yourself upon arrival in Canada, plus the required medical insurance. Further details of eligibility requirements can be found on www.canadainternational.gc.ca.


    What does USIT provide?

    Participation in the Work in Canada Programme does not guarantee an IEC visa (this is allotted by the Canadian government). But USIT will walk you through the entire application process, assist you with the required paperwork and provide support ahead of your departure.


    USIT's Pre Departure CentreCanada Pre-Departure Centre

    Created for USIT Work in Canada participants, the Canada Centre aims to make your move to Canada an easy one by providing you with all the support and back up before you travel including pre departure job interviews, orientations that cover information about all provinces and which area may suit you best, accommodation, paying taxes, health care and everything you need to know ahead of time.


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  • 2 year Canada Insurance for €349

    • 24 months Worldwide Gold Cover (including USA & Canada)
    • Meets all IEC visa requirements
    • 24 Hour worldwide emergency assistance
    • Personal luggage, money & documents
    • Delayed and Missed departures
    • Exam failure
    • Winter sports

    Request a quote now!

    Policy Details

    Cancellation or Curtailment
    Up to €2,500
    Emergency Medical Expenses
    and other Expenses
    Up to €10,000,000
    Dental Expenses
    €400
    Hospital Benefit
    €300 (€25 per day)
    Personal luggage, Cash and Passport
    Up to €1,200
    Single Article Limit
    €200
    Valuables Limit in Total
    €200
    Unreceipted Items Limit
    €500
    Unreceipted Single Item Limit
    €100
    Delayed Baggage
    Up to €120
    Replacement of Passport
    Up to €250
    Emergency Passport Travel
    Up to €250
    Personal Money / Documents
    Cash
    €200
    Travel Documents / Tickets
    €400
    Credit Card Fraud
    €500
    Delayed Departure
    €20 each 12hrs to €200
    Holiday Abandonment
    Up to €2,000
    Missed Departure
    Up to €500
    Personal Accident
    Loss of Limbs or Sight
    €40,000
    Permanent Total Disablement
    €45,000
    Death Benefit
    €10,000
    Public Liability
    Up to €2,000,000
    Legal Expenses
    Up to €10,000
    Student Loans
    Up to €3,000
    Government Travel Advice
    Up to €1,000
    Credit Card Fraud
    Up to €500
    Loss of Earnings
    Up to €650
    Summer Exam Failure
    Up to €750
    Winter Sports
    Ski Equipment Owned
    Up to €600
    Hired
    Up to €400
    Single Article Limit
    Up to €300
    Unreceipted Items Limit
    Up to €500
    Unreceipted Single Item Limit
    €100
    Hire of Ski Equipment
    €500 (€50 per day)
    Ski Pack / Inability to ski
    €500 (€50 per day)
    Piste Closure
    €500 (€50 per day)
    Avalanche Closure
    Up to €500

    In the event of an emergency abroad You should contact the 24-hour helpline number +353 91 501 613. Give Your name, Policy Number and as much information as possible, together with a telephone or fax number where You can be contacted day or night.

  • Working Holiday

    • be a citizen of Ireland;
    • be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive at the time your application is received;
    • be holding an Irish passport that remains valid throughout the period of stay in Canada. When the work permit is issued in Canada, it will not be longer than the validity of the passport.
    • be in possession of a departure ticket leaving Canada at the end of your authorized period of stay or sufficient financial resources to purchase such a ticket;
    • have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover expenses at the beginning of your stay, for the first 3 months of the stay;
    • accept to purchase, prior to entering Canada, insurance for medical and health-care, including hospitalization and repatriation, for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;
    • pay a participation fee; and,
    • not have participated in the IEC Working Holiday or Young Professional category before.

    Young Professionals

    • be a citizen of Ireland;
    • be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive at the time your application is received;
    • be holding an Irish passport that remains valid throughout the period of stay in Canada. When the work permit is issued in Canada, it will not be longer than the validity of the passport.
    • be in possession of a departure ticket leaving Canada at the end of your authorized period of stay or sufficient financial resources to purchase such a ticket;
    • have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover expenses at the beginning of your stay, for the first 3 months of the stay;
    • accept to purchase, prior to entering Canada, insurance for medical and health-care, including hospitalization and repatriation, for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;
    • pay a participation fee;
    • have received a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada (see Required Documents) that is related to your field of professional expertise (degree and/or work experience) and that supports your career development; and
    • not have participated in the IEC Working Holiday or Young Professional’s category before.

    International Coop (Internship)

    • be a citizen of Ireland;
    • be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive at the time your application is received;
    • be holding an Irish passport that remains valid throughout the period of stay in Canada. When the work permit is issued in Canada, it will not be longer than the validity of the passport.
    • be in possession of a departure ticket leaving Canada at the end of your authorized period of stay or sufficient financial resources to purchase such a ticket;
    • have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover expenses at the beginning of your stay, for the first 3 months of the stay;
    • accept to purchase, prior to entering Canada, insurance for medical and health-care, including hospitalization and repatriation, for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;
    • pay a participation fee;
    • be registered as a student;
    • have received a signed letter of offer or contract for a work placement or internship in Canada (see Required Documents) that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Ireland; and
    • not have participated in the IEC International Coop (Internship) category before.

    FAQs

    For FAQs and application process information for Ireland please visit this link!

  • Living and Working in Canada

    CalgaryWith its epic scenery, welcoming people – the winters may be harsh but the locals are warm and friendly – and a growing Irish community, Canada is an attractive land of contrasts, adventure and opportunity, where thousands are flocking to build their careers and enjoy the Canadian way of life.

    Let USIT walk you through the process of applying for the sought-after International Exchange Canada (IEC) visa, which is allotted by lottery and, last year, gave more than 6,000 Irish citizens the chance to live and work in Canada.

    Just how popular is the Work in Canada Programme? For 2014 the quota for Ireland is expected to increase to 10,000 visas so now’s the time to make the move and invest in your future.

    With several key industries in Canada’s economy suffering skilled labour shortages, there’s never been a better time to relocate to this breathtakingly beautiful country.

    Boasting cosmopolitan cities and friendly small towns, located throughout a vast and diverse landscape of mountains, lakes and prairies, Canada is a great fit for Irish workers of all ages. Recent graduates, young families, mid-career workers – there are plenty of opportunities in Canada for those with a taste for adventure.

    Where should I live?

    The Economist recently cited Canada as one of the most desirable places to live, meaning its infrastructure, crime rates and overall standard of living rate higher than most countries in the world.

    TorontoDo your research to find out the best regions for your particular industry or experience and don’t just look at the big cities. Toronto and Vancouver are highly sought after for good reason – their metropolitan cultures make them exciting places to live – but you’ll also find greater competition for jobs and housing. Consider the smaller communities dotted throughout this vast country for a different kind of experience.

    For example, if you are looking for career advancement in the fields of engineering, construction, energy or building consultancy, take advantage of the boom happening now in parts of rural Canada, such as Fort McMurray (the capital of Alberta’s oil industry) and the province of Saskatchewan. These regions are rich in natural resources and currently in short supply of skilled workers. Life in rural Canada is not for everyone, but those willing to work hard to gain invaluable international experience will be rewarded with excellent pay and benefits.

    Calgary and Edmonton, the largest cities in Alberta, are also good choices for those working in the high-tech, energy or agriculture sectors, and offer unique settings where rural landscapes meet urban sprawl.

    MontrealElegant, French-speaking Montreal, meanwhile, is a cosmopolitan city where those with the right skills can carve out careers in the creative or IT sectors.

    Project managers, drafters, electricians and engineers are just some of the jobs being advertised in Vancouver, on Canada’s Pacific Coast. You’ll find opportunities in finance and media in Canada’s largest city Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario.

    Other Canadian cities worth considering: Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Ottawa, the nation’s capital

Applying for the Usit Work in Canada programme is not an International Experience Canada Visa application and it is your responsibility to book your place on the International Experience Canada programme and to obtain and submit all documentation, including Police Certificates directly to the International Experience Canada. Terms & Conditions apply. * Full payment 6 weeks before departure subject to deadline of June 25th , whichever date is earlier will need to be adhered to. Extension available please enquire for details. ** For those that don't fall within the above sectors you will attend a Group Recruitment session with a Canadian Recruiter who will guide you in the right direction for work in your field.