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Work and Travel Canada

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Itinerary

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    10

A year to last a lifetime

This past year I've spent in Canada has been incredible. I've seen so much beauty here. I've met many incredible people and made friends for life. InterExchange made the process and transition to work and travel in Canada smooth. I would definitely go through the program again. It has been a year that I will never forget!

  • InterExchange responded to this review January 29, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    Hope to have you back on the program again Jamie, and we're so glad it all went smoothly for you!! ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Host Company

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    1

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Community

    5

My first work/travel abroad program

Lets start by saying, this was my first experience with the work and travel aboard program with InterExchange. The representatives were super helpful and guided me throughout the process. There were times when I would call to find out about when my work permit would arrive and they never hesitated in answering my questions multiple times. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends.

  • InterExchange responded to this review January 29, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Happy to hear that all went smoothly and you found the program to be helpful. Thank you for the review Rishika, and best of luck! ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Host Company

    N/A

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Professional Development

    5

  • Community

    9

Quebec city life

My stay here in Quebec has been the most interesting thing to happen so far in my life. Being immersed into a Francophone community has been very challenging, but rewarding at the same time. My level of French has improved little by little, and the people here are so patient with whatever level of French you speak, as long as your TRY to speak with them. I would have to say that would be the number one key to having fun and getting where you want to go here. Try to speak French, even if you feel vulnerable, stupid, or afraid, and good things will happen. I promise.

The food is another thing here. Croissants, baguettes, chocolate, strawberries from Ile d`Orleans and yes the infamous almighty... Poutine. Food is pretty fantastic here, and I highly suggest going to as many markets as possible for the best vegetables and fruit.

As for the Interexchange program, I would highly suggest anyone wanting to work/travel in Canada to do your business with them. Very professional and extremely fast at replying to emails! Every time I had any questions, they were attended to within the hour. Very impressed with the overall punctuality and friendliness.

  • InterExchange responded to this review January 02, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Thanks Jesse! We're glad you found the support to be punctual and effective. That's what we're going for. Let us know if we can help at all moving forward!! ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    9

Incredible opportunity through InterExchange

Spending some time living and working in a different country has been something I've always been interested in. However, as you may know, it's not as simple as choosing a place to go and packing your bags. You need approval to work in a foreign country and InterExchange makes the whole process quick and painless. The Working Holiday Visa program InterExchange is connected with through the Canadian government is ideal for those young travelers looking to experience something new and different.

My experience so far has been fantastic connecting with other travelers and experiencing life in Canada. The hosting organization coordinates many social events to connect with others on the same program and you'll be sure to make connections with those from all over the world with a similar interest in world travel. These events are generally more tailored towards Toronto and Vancouver, however, ad-hoc events in other areas across Canada do occur. I was able to secure a job in my professional field within the first month. It's an opportunity that will greatly support my career goals and diversify my resume with international experience working not only in Canada but also collaborating with our global offices elsewhere across the world. Toronto is where I'm employed and the city has many economical ties globally. It's relatively expensive to live in if you want to be centralized so I chose to answer the cost of living question as n/a as I don't believe Toronto represents rent costs you'll see across the rest of Canada.

The staff at InterExchange themselves are very friendly and quick at responding to any questions or problems you may run into along the way.

  • InterExchange responded to this review January 02, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    Thanks Matthew. Well done with the job! Let us know how we can help in the future. We appreciate the great review. ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Host Company

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    10

Dream come true

I came to Canada in late June. I found a job within the first week on an island in the French River in Ontario. I worked there and went swimming, hiking, and fishing daily. After the summer season I headed to Montreal, Quebec for two weeks and stayed with my coworkers from Ontario and went sight seeing. After that my coworkers traveled through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. We stayed in Alberta for 2 weeks and went hiking and sight seeing. Then we traveled to Vancouver Island for a month and now I am living in Whistler, BC. This is has been an experience I will never forget and I plan to use this program to travel the world. Truly a dream come true! It didnt take long at all for me to get the visa and the paperwork and process was super easy and Melissa helped me the whole way. Everyone should try this at least once!

  • InterExchange responded to this review December 22, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Hi Edith, This all sounds perfect! Let us know when you're ready to embark on your next journey and we'll be there for you. ~James (InterExchange)

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Community

    8

Adventures in Toronto

I've been living Toronto freelancing as a web developer. I love this city! I've also traveled to Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. Planning more adventures for the winter.

InterExchange was amazingly helpful during every step of the application process. They made getting the visa super easy and it didn't even take that long.

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 25, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Glad to be a part of your adventure and even more glad that things have worked out well for you up north! Thanks for the review Elizabeth! ~James

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Community

    10

Once in a lifetime opportunity

I always knew I wanted to visit Canada, and I'm so thankful a program like InterExchange exists. My time abroad has been spent developing my resume, increasing my cultural awareness, and having the time of my life. Canada has so much to offer and I feel lucky to be here on a work visa. I have to say, the highlight of my time abroad has been Montreal. In fact, I plan to spend the rest of my time abroad here. I found an amazing job at a start up marketing firm, and my commute to work across this gorgeous multi-cultural city is truly a blessing. The cost of living is low and the quality of life is high-- it blows my mind that more people don't think to come here. This city is also the most artistic city I've ever been to, and that's coming from someone who is from Los Angeles. Every corner of every block has either some spectacular street art or a beautiful cathedral that looks straight out of a magazine. The French aspect of this city is to die for... I literally live above a boulangerie that has the best bread I've ever had. I've also learned a lot of French just by walking around town and speaking to the locals often! It's such a lovely place because not only does it have that French European feel, it has the stereotypical friendly Canadian vibe-- which makes being far from home even easier. I love it here, and the only thing I would change is the fact that my visa is only one year long!

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 25, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Love it! Thanks Araya, for your thoughts. (We love Montreal too!!) As of now, U.S. citizens are allowed to do the program twice, so maybe you'll join us again! ~James

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Itinerary

    N/A

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Satisfaction

    9

Great way to travel and work abroad

Great program! Expensive and time consuming to applying and get in but completely worth it. The freedom to work and travel is amazing! Would recommend to any wanting to check out another country, or maybe just someone with some free fund so and time!

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 24, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Thanks for the review Mackenzie! Glad you seized the opportunity to travel and that all worked out well. Hope you'll keep us in mind if you need any help in the future. ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Professional Development

    6

  • Community

    7

Efficient and helpful

My experience with InterExchange was positive, I had all of my questions answered and was helped through the process when necessary. They helped me make my dreams of living in Canada come true and I am definitely applying for a second year with InterExchange !

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 24, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Glad to have you back for a second year, Rachael, and glad everything has gone smoothly for you up north! ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    N/A

  • Community

    10

Working In Canada through InterExchange

I took a year between my undergrad and grad school to live and work in Canada. Throughout the summer, I worked at a marina. I had a great experience working with boaters and cottagers around the area. As winter approaches, I plan to begin applying to other jobs for the remainder of my stay.

As for InterExchange, the program is amazing. It is so difficult to get a work visa because of sponsorship requirements. InterExchange made the process quick and easy. Their staff is extremely helpful and is always available to answer questions about the application process. Additionally, they have made themselves available to me even after I've moved with various questions I've had. Everything about my experience with InterExchange has been great. They simplify the process of being able to live and work in a different country and give you the opportunity to travel while also having a means to support yourself.

  • InterExchange responded to this review September 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Hi Nick, Wow! What a review. Thanks so much for your thoughts. We know the visa process is tricky and it is our goal to demystify it for everyone. Glad it worked well for you and we look forward to being in touch! ~InterExchange

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Community

    10

Working holiday in Canada

I have been living it up in Canada since getting approved for my visa through InterExchange. I found myself living Whistler, BC. They call it "never-never land" because people seem to stop aging here. There have been days that I have been snowboarding and sunbathing in the same day, followed by drinks with friends. The nightlife and wildlife leave nothing to be desired. I have been very please with my experience overall.
Most people are shocked when they find out I am American and I got a work visa for Canada. Even though we share a huge border, it takes a little research to the visa. I chose InterExchange because of their rates and availability to help out and answer questions. If you meet all of the age and school requirements the rest is easy. James at InterExchange helped me along the way and has always been friendly and prompt to answer all of my questions. I am looking forward to traveling through their services in the future.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Host Company

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Compensation

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Community

    10

Adventure in Canada

My time in Canada just recently started roughly two months ago, so I can't exactly write anything about the country, but as for how I got here, that was quite the task on its own. I signed up just before the cut off for 2015 and my cooperators were nothing but helpful! They all helped answer any questions and fill out any applications. And, throughout all of it they helped keep me calm and assure me this would happen. I'm incredibly thankful for all that they did.

  • InterExchange responded to this review April 07, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Thanks Adam! We aim to make the process feel smooth and simple and we're glad you found the support useful. Keep on keepin on and safe travels!

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