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Volunteering in Vancouver, Canada

Practical information

Strengths

  • Immersion in Canadian culture
  • Improvement of English level
  • Work for charities, non-profit organizations, or small associations
  • Duration of 6 months with ETA or Evisitor visa

Program description

Discover the Canadian culture by working in an associative environment in Canada, and more particularly in the Vancouver area, known for its international dimension and its multiculturality. The missions are done only in non-profit structures, the sectors of activity are varied: ice hockey club, cultural centers, festivals, NGOs, social missions, etc. Also, the skills required can range from finance to marketing, construction, human resources, IT and high tech. 

 

The strong point of volunteering in Canada is the total immersion in the Canadian culture, with the possibility to improve your English level and to develop new skills in the most pleasant country in the world!

 

Important points

- Maximum 29 hours per week.

- Departure possible all year round.

- Maximum duration of 6 months.

- Vancouver: the city with the best quality of life and climate in Canada.

- More than 20 possible sectors.

 

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • Placement in an association or NGO according to your CV and cover letter
  • Continued support for the duration of the program
  • Reference letter
  • Welcome and orientation meeting in Vancouver

Not included in the price

  • Visa
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation in option ( Host family)

Your accommodation

Full board homestay option in Vancouver or near the projects on request.

Activities

Additional information

Conditions

Eligibility Requirements

- Intermediate/common level of English.

- Be eligible for the ETA (European Citizenship) entry permit valid for 6 months. 

- If possible, send the application 8-12 weeks before departure to guarantee the internship and the ETA in time.

People wishing to do an internship in Canada can do so under the ETA tourist visa provided they work in associations or non-profit structures (which include many areas such as administration, libraries, embassies, cultural centers, etc.). This visa allows you to work a maximum of 29 hours/week in these organizations.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Application

- CV and cover letter by email in English. 

- A deposit of 300€ will be required to proceed to the next steps. 

  • Skype Admission Interview

You will participate in a Skype interview after which you will receive a report with the result of the interview. This report will serve as a confirmation letter for your participation in our program.

  •  Placement process

A collaborator will then review your CV, prepare you for the interviews, organize the interviews and confirm your placement in an internship or volunteer program in Canada.

  • Visa application

Once the internship contract is signed, the host organization will assist you in your application for an ETA (entry authorization) for Canada. The ETA is valid for 6 months. Conditions: be able to show the immigration authorities 1000€ in your bank account and a return ticket. 

  • Final payment

Once the permits/visas have been obtained the remaining participation fees are to be paid.

  • Orientation appointment in Canada

Participate in an orientation meeting at the local correspondent's office upon arrival in Canada.

 

 

Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

Based in Vancouver but active all over the country, our partner in Canada has been working since 2010 to help foreigners in WHV to find a job or an internship. It is a placement agency recognized by the Canadian Immigration Services for the quality of its services and the size of its network of companies and employers in the country.

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Volunteering in Vancouver, Canada
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