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Canada and Greece signs Youth Mobility Agreement

Canada and Greece have signed a Youth Mobility Agreement

Canada and Greece have signed a Youth Mobility Agreement

Canada and Greece have signed a Youth Mobility Agreement also called International Experience Canada, which allows Greeks to travel and work in Canada for a period of up to 12 months. There are 3 categories available:

Working Holiday Canada – Greece / Quota: 180

This Working Holiday category is for Greek citizens between the age of 18 and 35 (inclusive) who wishes to come to Canada and work for up to a year. This is the best way to discover a culture, and improve your English language skills. Thanks to the job, you can earn money to pay off your living expenses in Canada.

If you would like to have the security of a job before you leave Greece, and the support of an Agency in Canada, check out our Working Holiday Program which guarantees your casual work placement in Canada, either in the city or at a top resort.

Young Professionals Canada – Greece / Quota: 10

The Young Professionals category is for Greek citizens, between the age of 18 and 35 (inclusive) who wishes to come to Canada and work for up to 18 months in a Canadian company. This allows Greek graduates to further their career by gaining international work experience in Canada under a pre-arranged contract of employment.

If you have an advanced English level, a related degree and one year of related work experience, we can find you a paid internship in a Canadian company in the following 3 categories; Hospitality, Business/Office Administration, Information Technology. Check out our Career Internship Program for more info.

Internship Canada – Greece / Quota: 10

The International Co-op (Internship) category is for Greek citizens who are registered students at a post-secondary institution in Greece and who intend to complete an internship in Canada of maximum 12 months to fulfill part of their academic curriculum.

To participate in this program and apply for the visa, you will need to be a student in Greece and also have an internship offer from a Canadian company. If you have an intermediate English level, and you are available from 1 to 6 months, we have a Professional Internship Program which guarantees your internship placement before you leave Greece.


Surveys reveal internships increase chances to get a Job

Daniel during his Geological Engineering internship in Vancouver

Daniel during his Geological Engineering internship in Vancouver

For the sixth consecutive year, two annual nationwide surveys in the United States, both conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), indicate that performing a college internship not only increases one’s opportunities to land a job, but also to keep a job.

The 2012 Internship and Co-op Survey and the Student Survey Class of 2012 revealed that 63% of paid interns received at least one job offer upon graduation. In contrast, only 36% of graduates who have no internship experience received at least one job offer.*

This really comes as no surprise for us at STEPWEST. We help each year more than a hundred students essentially from Europe in getting an internship in Canada. And thanks to their feedbacks, we have seen that once they go back to their country to graduate, they are able to start a career within 1-3 months. Even in countries with current economic downfalls such as France or Spain.

Recruiters prefer candidates with related internship experience, which makes them more “mature“. Thanks to the hands-on practical experience of an internship, the candidates are easier to train and ready to take on their new job responsibilities. Besides, if the internship was done overseas, this project the image of someone open-minded and adaptable. Finally, the language ability gained thanks to an experience abroad gives a definite competitive edge over other job applicants.

If you are a student or a young professional, between 20 to 35 years old and would like to boost your career thanks to an international work experience, check out our Professional Internship Program in Canada.


Experiencia Internacional Canadá abierto en España !!!

El programa de Experiencia Internacional Canadá (International Experience Canada) en España es por fín abierto para los españoles que desean estudiar y trabajar en Canadá por 12 meses. Las categorías son:

Trabajo en Vacaciones (Working Holiday): tendrás la oportunidad de conocer Canadá y trabajar remunerado en el sector de la hotelería y servicios, como hoteles, restaurantes, tiendas, parques de atracciones, ski-resorts, etc. A través de este programa, conocerás personas anglófonas y mejorarás el Inglés mientras viajando y trabajando.

Prácticas (International Co-op): tendrás la oportunidad de obtener una valiosa experiencia laboral en Canadá en tu campo de estudios mientras descubres un país nuevo y haces amigos de todo el mundo. Ser un trabajador altamente calificado con experiencia en América del Norte mejorará tus posibilidades en un mercado laboral competitivo.

Jóvenes Profesionales (Young Professionals): tendrás la oportunidad de trabajar con personas de diversas culturas y conocer nuevas maneras de trabajar en una empresa Canadiense en Vancouver para avanzar la profesión laboral durante un contrato de trabajo previamente acordado (máximo 12 meses). Esta experiencia laboral será sin duda muy ayudante para su profesión futura.

Por más información sobre los requisitos, por favor contacte Claire Han (claire @ stepwest . ca).

Expérience Internationale Canada – France (EIC) 2012 est ouverte!

L’initiative Expérience Internationale Canada (EIC) 2012 avec la France est maintenant ouverte ! C’est une tres bonne nouvelle pour de nombreux jeunes citoyens Francais (14000 places disponible) qui pourront grace a ce programme partir au Canada pour un stage ou un job.

Toutes les informations, les formulaires et les documents requis sur ce programme sont disponibles sur le site web de L’ambassade du Canada en France :

STEPWEST propose 2 programmes qui fonctionnent avec les visas disponible via l’initiative Experience International Canada:

Pour plus d’information, visiter notre site internet: