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Working Holiday Programs

Working holidays are the best way to experience life in another country! Canadians are very lucky to have so many opportunities to go live and work around the world. Not just anyone can pick up and easily move to a new country, unless they have a specific skill or family there to support them. Canada sees the benefit in sending youth 18-35 to other countries to experience them for up to 1-2 years, with an open work permit and no special requirements needed. Take advantage of these opportunities while you can!

We understand moving to a new country can be a little overwhelming which is why SWAP exists! We make your move easy and stress-free. We offer working holidays in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, and Austria. A working holiday is meant to be a way to experience a new country in a way a tourist cannot, and by spending up to 1-2 years abroad, you really get a sense for the local customs, culture, language, food, and lifestyle that a 2-week vacation just can’t provide. As no one expects you to save up for a year off, you can work during your stay to support yourself, and find work in any industry, depending on your interests and experience!

With SWAP, we make it easier to make it happen for you! New countries, new cities to explore, new co-workers, and plenty of new international friends to meet!



Work in Australia

Our best reviewed program! Stay up to a year living, working, backpacking, and surfing Down Under!

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Work in Australia
+ Sydney Welcome Week Tour Package

All the value of the Work in Australia program + your first week taken care of in Sydney. Join your new mates for a fun-filled group tour of Sydney and surrounding area and beaches.

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Work in Australia
+ Melbourne Welcome Week Tour Package

All the value of the Work in Australia program + a week-long tour of Melbourne and area. On our newest program, your group will experience everything great there, including Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach.

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Work in Austria

Live, work, brush up on your German and use this centrally located hub to travel around Europe on the weekends!

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Work in Ireland

The Emerald Isle is popular with first time travellers! With stunning scenery, charming lads / lasses, and a growing economy, living there is always great craic.

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Work in Germany

Germany is the progressive, creative center of Europe! Packed with cultural landmarks, a layered history, and a world-famous nightlife, Germany is a dynamic, imaginative place to live.

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Work in Japan

Immerse yourself in the juxtaposition of life among bullet trains and Japanese gardens. You can count on SWAP's support to help you settle in.

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Work in New Zealand

The original SWAP adventure! Work and travel on the north and south islands, get your adrenaline fix, and search for hobbits along the way!

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Work in New Zealand
+ 7-day Welcome Tour

The original SWAP adventure + Start your first week in New Zealand with a bang by experiencing the best parts of Auckland and the Northland regions while bonding with new friends!

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Work in the United Kingdom

Work in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! It's our most popular program, with a staff nominated for best customer service in youth travel!

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