The Ultimate Guide to a Working Holiday (IEC) in Canada eBook

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The Ultimate Guide to a Working Holiday (IEC) in Canada eBook

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Considering a working holiday in Canada but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve already decided to go but want all of the practical stuff over and done with. Either way, this is the guide for you.

Simply put, this 100 page guide is a shortcut to potentially hours of searching for information and advice related to your Canadian working holiday, from the initial IEC program application to searching for work and accommodation in Canada. And it doesn’t stop there; this eBook also covers travelling Canada, how to stay longer and less-exciting topics such as filing taxes.

The Ultimate Guide to a Working Holiday in Canada offers a kick-start to your working holiday, helping you feel more confident, prepared and excited about your trip. As a bonus, it also includes a ‘Working Holiday Experiences’ section with eight previous participants sharing knowledge, stories and tips from their time in Canada.

Buy eBook – Version 1.6 available, updated Nov 2nd 2016

Try it for free first – there is a three page sample available, just click ‘preview’ in the top right hand corner of the cover image in our store.

The full-length guide includes:

1. The IEC Program – What, when and how to apply for the IEC Working Holiday Work Permit

2. Preparing for the Move to Canada – From booking the all-important flight to preparing your resume and searching for work

3. Arriving in Canada - The first 72 hours, from immigration to organising a Canadian cell phone number

4. Life in Canada – From looking for work and accommodation to filing taxes and applying to stay in Canada long-term

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5. Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns – Answering the most common fears and worries about going on a working holiday in Canada

6. Working Holiday Experiences – Eight working holiday participants share their experience, stories and advice

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You may be wondering…

What format is the book in?

The book is a PDF file. It can be read using a computer, iBook and e-readers (Kindle, Nook).

Isn’t most of this available on your site for free?

No. Indeed, a small amount of this information is available in its bare form within half a dozen Canada working holiday related blog posts on offtracktravel.ca, including the popular IEC Application Guide. This book is far more than just an ‘extended version.’ As mentioned, it includes over 34,000 words total. This is a full length e-book taking the reader from the initial IEC application all the way to filing taxes and travelling Canada while on their working holiday. The last section is particularly unique, providing eight recent experiences of the working holiday program, as told by solo travellers, couples, ski resort workers and city dwellers.

I’m not from the UK, is this still relevant to me?

Definitely! I have purposely written the book in such a way that the majority of the advice, tips and information would be relevant to non-UK citizens. I would estimate that at least 90% of the information could be taken advantage of by people not from the UK.

Why would I buy this book?

This straightforward guide provides the where, what, why and then what for both first time and experienced travellers. It is my personal belief that anyone who can go on a working holiday, should. I want to help make the idea of a working holiday less intimidating for the many people who would ordinarily never consider one.

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I have lived in both New Zealand and Canada on three working holidays. I’ve been offering advice and helping people go on working holidays since 2012 and became a Permanent Resident of Canada in 2014. My IEC Application Guide is one of the most popular, up-to-date and comprehensive resources currently available for Canadian working holidays.

My life has been defined by my working holidays; the amazing friends I have made and the incredible experiences I have had. Let me help you to have your own unforgettable working holiday – download the eBook today!

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7 Responses to: The Ultimate Guide to a Working Holiday...

  1. Cathy Dore says:

    I would definitely recommend this book. I wish it had been around in 2013 when my son first headed off to Canada on an IEC visa. We have learnt from our mistakes!

    Well done, Gemma for the blog too and all your tireless work in keeping up with the moving (IEC) goalposts!

  2. Tom says:

    Gemma, I have read through loads of your article’s and I have to say that they are brilliant and extremely helpful!!

    I would like to purchase your eBook however I have seen it is dated and tailored for the 2015 ski season. I was wondering whether you will be releasing an updated version for the 2016/17 ski season any time soon?

    Many thanks!

    • Gemma Gemma says:

      Hi Tom,

      The book was originally written in February 2015 and released on March 2015. It is not tailored to a particular ski season – all kinds of IEC applicants from every year can benefit from the advice included. I plan to update the book as and when more information is released regarding the 2016 IEC application process. As for the rest of the content, I update as necessary as time goes. My most recent update was in August. You can download a preview of the book on the Payhip payment website, linked in the above article :)

  3. Ryan says:

    Hello Gemma… I’m in interested in purchasing your book but I was wondering if there is going to be a 2016 version released and if I should just hold off?

    Thanks

    • Gemma Gemma says:

      Hi Ryan,

      Apologies for the SUPER late reply – The current book out is Version 1.4, updated in January. I am updating the immigration section as things develop. I would estimate that 99% of the rest of the book is as accurate as when I wrote it last year :)

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