Infos sur le Vacances Travail Canada 2014

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En 2014, plus de 6000 Français découvriront le Canada grace au visa Vacances Travail

Le visa Vacances Travail Canada fait partie de l’initiative Experience International Canada, et permet a plus de 6,000 Français de voyager et travailler au Canada pendant 12 mois. Pour l’année 2014, l’ambassade du Canada vient d’annoncer deux changements très important concernant la procedure de demande;

Demande en Ligne
Fini les demandes par courier avec le risque d’arrive trop tard. Pour 2014, l’ambassade acceptera les demandes en ligne uniquement via leur site internet.

Distribution divisee en 3 étapes
Le visa Vacances Travail Canada a rencontre un succès immense les années précédentes, et due a ce succès le quota était atteint chaque année des les premieres heures de son ouverture. Afin de luter contre cet effet pervert, et permettre d’étaler de façon plus équilibre les demandes sur l’année 2014, l’Ambassade a pris l’initiative de diviser les quotas alloués en les séparant en plusieurs tranches repartie sur différentes dates pendant l’année.

Aucune information n’as filtre concernant la date d’ouverture de la premiere tranche du visa Vacances Travail Canada pour 2014, mais on sait deja que cela se fera en debut janvier 2014!

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Beautiful Aerial Video of British Columbia Landscape

Take a look at this beautiful aerial video showcasing breathtaking views of British Columbia. The video was filmed using a stabilized high definition Cineflex camera attached to an helicopter.

In the video you will be able to see British Columbia as if you were a soaring eagle, starting with the province south coast, and ending with amazing imagery of Vancouver. Enjoy!

Vancouver Study & Work Testimonial; Oscar from Spain

Oscar from Spain during his Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Oscar from Spain during his Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Oscar is from Spain and is enrolled in our Study & Work Program.

After achieving his Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and working in several toy stores in Madrid, he decided to come to Canada because of its multi-cultural aspect and he wanted to go further than Europe to improve his English level.

He started his experience with three months of intensive English study at one of our school partners located in Downtown Vancouver. Six weeks before starting his work, he met one of our STEPWEST placement coordinator to have a chat about his job expectations. After reviewing his Canadian-style resume and going to a couple of job interview preparation seminars, he was ready for real job interviews. He did a great job and was hired as a Sales Assistant in a toy store company located near Downtown Vancouver.

As part of our monitoring, we went to see Oscar at his work a few weeks ago (see pic above). He is really enjoying his experience and his tasks at the store because he has a lot of responsibilities. His main tasks are to do the cash registry, greet customers who enter the shop and assist shoppers to find the goods they are looking for. Even though he likes everything in his job, the most challenging part is to deal with customers in English and understand their needs.

Throughout this experience, he has learned a lot, most of all to be more independent. He has improved his skills for this job, his English level has increased and all of these attributes will help him for sure once he returns to Spain.

If you would like to take part in a similar adventure, where you can improve your English while earning money, take a look at our Study & Work Program. If you would like to apply or require more information please send us an email at inquiry@stepwest.ca

Vancouver Digital Marketing Internship Testimonial: Delphine from France

Delphine during her marketing internship in Vancouver

Delphine during her marketing internship in Vancouver

Delphine is from France and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program.

After finishing her Master Degree in Intelligence Marketing in Paris, she decided to come to Canada because she already knew the French part and wanted to discover the other side, and in particular, Vancouver because of its amazing scenery with beaches, mountains and lakes. She wanted to register to this program that includes a guaranteed internship placement in order to gain international work experience in Marketing and practice her English.

After review her Canadian-style resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of our STEPWEST coordinators, an interview was scheduled with an E-Commerce startup company, located in Richmond, close to Vancouver. She did well during this interview and got the internship position as a Marketing Coordinator. After preparing her trip, she arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation seminar.

As part of our monitoring, we went to see Delphine two weeks ago at her office (see pic above).  She is really happy with her duties and her experience. Her main responsibilities include increasing the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of the website and promoting the products and work on the website. The fact that she has a lot of different tasks in her job, she is constantly learning new things. The reason she loves her internship so much is due to the fact that she has the ability to leave her own mark and bring new ideas to the company, which they take onboard. The hardest part of her role is finding solutions for new ways of communication.

She still has few months before the end of her internship, but she has definitely gained professional experience, her English level has improved immensely and she is always learning new things.

This internship in Vancouver will give her a competitive edge over other applicants for sure and help her in her future career in Digital Marketing once she returns to France.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to take part in an internship, gain international work experience, improve your English and enlarge your network, check out our Professional Internship Program.

Vancouver Study & Work Testimonial: Isabel from Spain

Isabel from Spain during her Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Isabel from Spain during her Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Isabel is from Spain and was enrolled in our Study & Work Program.

After obtaining her diploma in marketing and trade, and working for 6 years through different business positions in Barcelona, she decided to come to Canada (Vancouver) because she always dreamed about having such an experience. More importantly, she wanted to improve her English level.

She started her experience with three months of intensive English study at one of our school partners located in Downtown Vancouver. Six weeks before starting her job, she met one of our STEPWEST placement coordinators to have a chat about her job expectations. After reviewing her Canadian-style resume, and going to a couple job interview preparation seminars, she was ready for real job interviews. She did well during her second one, and was hired as a hostess at a bar in the biggest park in Vancouver, Stanley Park.

As a part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Isabel at her work two weeks ago (see pic above). She is really enjoying the experience and her responsibilities at the restaurant. Her main duties are to greet the guests and place them at available tables. Further more, she also has to help other servers by picking up the dishes when they need some help and tidying up everything at the end of the day. The most enjoying but also challenging part of her job is to be in contact with customers because she loves it, but at the same time she needs to fully understand their requests and be able to communicate with them efficiently.

Thanks to this adventure, she improved her English level rapidly but she states that she always wants to learn more and train as much as she can. Without any doubt this experience will help her once she is back in Spain.

If you would like to take part in a similar adventure, where you can improve your English while earning money, take a look at our Study & Work Program. If you would like to apply or require more information please send us an email at inquiry@stepwest.ca

Discover Vancouver Oldest Neighbourhood: Gastown

Check out a great video made by Tourism Vancouver on Vancouver oldest neighbourhood Gastown;

Home to Vancouver’s tech community and some of its best restaurants, Gastown is a hub of activity for people who have just moved here. A statue of Gassy Jack marks the spot where the city was founded and all around it you will find cafes, bars, nightclubs, shops and lots of other tourist attractions. There is always a buzz– whether its lunchtime or party time. Gastown is one of the trendiest placed to see and be seen. In fact, last year it was named as the 4th coolest neighbourhood in the world!

Our office is located just two blocks from Gastown! We are so close that we can hear the famous Gastown steam clock, which always draws a crowd. It’s also convenient for heading down to sample one of the many pubs on offer after work (a Friday tradition)

As far as employment goes, Gastown is a hub of opportunity. Packed with restaurants, shops and start-ups in IT, animation, social media, marketing, web design and countless others, it’s not hard to understand why its such an up and coming destination for businesses and recent graduates looking to be part of the next big thing. Many of our program participants have been placed in internships in Gastown companies – in IT, tourism, hospitality, social media, marketing etc. etc.

If you’re new to Vancouver or just visiting, Gastown is most people’s first port of call. It’s full of tourist information offices, tour guides, things to do and it’s seen as ground zero for all newcomers. The cruise ships dock just next to the Gastown entrance so there’s always a mix of people from all over the world. It’s also the easiest place to get to as all the transportation services in Vancouver start and end here.

Make sure to come hungry and thirsty and bring your camera!

Vancouver Logistics Internship Testimonial: Georgelyne from France

Georgelyne during her logistics internship in Vancouver

Georgelyne during her logistics internship in Vancouver

Georgelyne is from France and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program.

As part of her Bachelor degree in Business Administration, she wanted to come to Canada because she thinks that Vancouver is an awesome place to work, and it was also recommended by some of her friends. She decided to register to our program that includes a guaranteed internship placement in order to gain international work experience and improve her English level at the same time.

After reviewing her Canadian-style resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of the STEPWEST Coordinators, an interview was scheduled with a Canadian owned and operated business serving retailers in Western Canada, located in Burnaby, near to Vancouver. She did a great job during her interview and got the internship position as a Logistics Coordinator Intern. After preparing her journey, she arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation seminar.

As part of our monitoring, we went to see Georgelyne at her office this week (see pic above). She is very happy with her duties and her job position. Her main responsibility is to take orders from the customers and manage clients. Interaction with the customers is what she likes the most in this job even though the most challenging part is to understand and learn the technical vocabulary related to this industry.

Although she has only one month left, thanks to this experience, she has gained independence and developed a lot of technical vocabulary and skills related to the logistics industry.

This internship experience in Vancouver will give her a competitive edge over other applicants and help her with her future career in the Business Administration field once she travels back to France.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to do an internship, gain international work experience, improve your English, and expand your network, have a look on our Professional Internship Program.