Terms & Conditions for
Work Canada


Your Work Canada Program Conditions

Your Work Canada program conditions are supplementary to the BUNAC general terms and conditions listed here (https://bunac.org/terms-and-conditions).

The BUNAC General Terms & Conditions are not limited or restricted by any points mentioned in the Work Canada program specific conditions which are set out below.

1. PROGRAM INCLUSIONS UK

Work Canada programs (independent IEC visa application) inclusions:

  • Work Canada Essentials: 2 nights’ hostel accommodation, pre-departure support, visa support and 24 months in-country support. Full program inclusions are listed here
  • Work Canada Ultimate: 2 night’s accommodation, pre-departure support, visa support, pre-arranged seasonal resort job, 24 months in-country support. Full program inclusions are listed here

UK, IRE and US Recognised Organisation (RO) Work Canada program inclusions:

  • Work Canada Young Professionals: Pre-departure support, visa assistance for applicants with a confirmed job offer in Canada. In-country support in Canada for visa duration. Full program inclusions are listed  here
  • Work Canada Recognized Organization Program (Essentials): 2 night’s hostel accommodation, pre-departure support, expedited visa invite (RO Letter) and 24 months in-country support. Full program inclusions are listed here
  • Work Canada Recognized Organization Program (Ultimate): 2 night’s hostel accommodation, pre-departure support, pre arranged seasonal resort job, expedited visa invite (RO Letter) and 24 months in-country support. Full program inclusions are listed here

2. LIFETIME PROGRAM DEPOSIT

The £95 program deposit on the UK program is non-refundable, except in the case of your application being rejected by BUNAC. In such cases only the £25 refund administration cost will be charged. Your deposit is transferable to another date, BUNAC program, but not to another person. Once you have paid your program fees and your application is progressed, your deposit will be deemed used and therefore non-transferable.

3. PROGRAM COSTS AND PAYMENTS

If you are a UK applicant applying for an IEC visa independently:

  • Payment Schedule for UK Work Canada Applicants Non-refundable deposit payment: Due when booking (see point 2 above): £95
  • Remaining Program fees: Due at least 10 weeks before departure
    • Essentials program: £294 Due at least 10 weeks before departure
    • Ultimate program: £464 Due before your application is sent to a Canadian employer. 
  • Total Costs: Essentials: £389 / Ultimate: £559

If you are a US or UK Applicant applying for an IEC visa through BUNAC’s Recognised Organisation (RO) program:

Fee’s for programs requiring a RO letter (all due at the time of booking)

  • Pool Nomination program (Essentials) £800/€949/$1099USD/$1509AUD/$1550NZD
  • Pool Nomination program (Ultimate) £970/ $1059
  • Young Professionals Program £629/ $1329USD/€1169/$1839AUD/$1959NZD

4. TRANSFERRING OR CHANGING YOUR BOOKING

  • Accommodation extensions BUNAC can extend the length of your arrival accommodation subject to availability. The additional costs for extending will vary based on room type. Once booked, accommodation extensions are non-refundable.
  • Date changes for bookings more than 60 days prior to departure incur no cost.
  • Date changes for bookings less than 60 days will incur a change fee of £45
  • You can upgrade from the Essentials program to Ultimate program by emailing members@bunac.org to request this at least 10 weeks before departure
  • You can downgrade from the Ultimate to Essentials program at any time before your job placement is confirmed. After your job placement is confirmed Work Canada Ultimate cancellation terms will apply.
  • All changes are subject to availability
  • If we are unable to assist you with obtaining a pre-arranged job before departure to Canada, your program option will be switched to the Essentials program and the difference in program fee refunded to you
  • You Work Canada booking is not transferable to another person.

5. APPLICATIONS CONDITIONS

If you are found to be in breach of the application conditions your application will be deemed cancelled and fees will apply depending on the stage and type of application (see section 6 below). 

  • You must meet the Canadian government's eligibiltiy criteria for the IEC visa relevant to your passport nationality which are available here
  • You must not know of any reason why you would not be able to enter Canada or travel out of the UK
  • Recognized Organization (RO) Letter for UK and Irish passport holders program:You must be aged between 31-35 (inclusive) OR have already used your allocated working holiday visa for Canada in a previous season. 
  • Recognized Organization (RO) Letter / Work Canada for US citizens and Young professionals program: You must be between the ages 18-35 (inclusive)
  • All Recognized Organization and Young professional and Work Canada for US citizen programs: You must be able to submit all required application materials to BUNAC by May 31st 2022. Any bookings for this programme recieved after May 31st 2022 must submit application materials to BUNAC within 2 weeks or before the IEC visa application pool closes (which ever is sooner). 
    • Anyone booked on who does not provide application materials before the appropriate deadline will be cancelled from the programme and subject to cancellation fees per section 6. 

6. PROGRAM CANCELLATION

Cancellations will not be acted on until confirmation by email has been received by BUNAC.

Program Cancellation for Work Canada (independant IEV visa application program):

Cancellation Fees for Essentials and Ultimate programs are calculated as a % of your program fees paid (in addition to the non-refundable deposit):

  • Work Canada Essentials
    • Cancellation received 14 days or less before departure: 100% (No refund)
    • Cancellation received 15-30 days before departure: 50%
    • Cancellation received 31 days+ before departure: 25%
    • If you are yet to advise BUNAC of your departure date: 25%
  • Work Canada Ultimate
    • Cancellation received 14 days or less before your departure: 100% (No refund)
    • After your job placement has been confirmed: 75%
    • Before your placement has been confirmed: 25%

Program cancellation for UK or NZ Recognised Organisation (RO) programs or Work Canada for US citizens:

  • Cancellation is received before Application materials submitted to BUNAC: £100/ $150 USD / $200 NZD
  • Cancellation is received after Application materials submitted to BUNAC: 100% (No refund due)

BUNAC are not liable for and cannot refund third party costs including police checks, travel costs, flights, medical costs, visa costs under any circumstances. For Work Canada Ultimate bookings: BUNAC will communicate deadline dates to put your resume forward to apply for jobs. Failure to comply to these deadlines or being unsuccessful during interviews with employers may result in your programme option being switched to the Essentials programme or cancelled as per the Ultimate cancellation fees.

BUNAC can assist you with securing one job position (pre-departure) on the Ultimate program. Once you have received a job offer from an employer, BUNAC Work Canada Ultimate pre-departure job assistance services will be deemed fulfilled. If you choose not to proceed with your job offer the listed cancellation fees to cancel from the program will apply.

7. VISA INFORMATION

Independent applications

  • VISA TYPE: 24-month Working Holiday Visa (UK)
  • VISA ELIGIBLITY: 18-30 years old for eligible passport holders (18-35 for IRE and NZ)
  • VISA SUPPORT FUND: $2500CAD – you must be able to prove access to these funds with a current bank statement on arrival to Canada
  • VISA CONDITIONS: Open work permit

UK and US Recognised Organisation Programs

  • VISA TYPE: 24-month Working Holiday (12 Months max for US passport holders)
  • VISA ELIGIBLITY: 18-35 years old for eligible passport holders
  • VISA SUPPORT FUND: $2500CAD – you must be able to prove access to these funds with a current bank statement on arrival to Canada
  • VISA CONDITIONS: Open work permit

UK/NZ/US Young Professionals programs

  • VISA TYPE: Young Professionals Visa
  • VISA ELIGIBLITY: 18-35 years old for eligible passport holders
  • VISA SUPPORT FUND: $2500CAD – you must be able to prove access to these funds with a current bank statement on arrival to Canada
  • VISA CONDITIONS: Pre-arranged job which meets NOC codes level O, A or B. Visa valid for duration of job contract (max 24 months)

Visas are issued at the discretion of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

BUNAC do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred through a delay in visa processing or where a visa is refused.

If your visa is refused the above program cancellation conditions apply

The visa cost is set by the Canadian Government and is subject to change without notice.

BUNAC will notify participants of any change to the advertised cost listed on our website.

Where there is an increase in the visa cost, the participant will be responsible for meeting such costs. 

BUNAC will endeavour to inform you when the visa pool open date is announced by the Canadian High Commission, however we cannot guarantee this as it may be announced at short notice. It is your responsibility to check the [IEC website](https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/selections.asp) for updates

We strongly advise not entering Canada until your Visa has been sent to you by the Canadian Government. Any entry before this time would be as a tourist. Entry to Canada before your Invitation to Apply (ITA) is issued is at your own risk and BUNAC does not accept any responsibility for refused entry to Canada.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, IEC entry requirements may change and require you to have a pre-arranged job offer or arrival isolation arrangements. BUNAC will update relevant visa conditions and entry requirements on their [Travel advice page](https://www.bunac.org/contact/travel-advice/canada). It is your responsibility to review and understand the necessary conditions of your visa.

Working Holiday Visa information, estimated processing times and FAQ’s are listed by the Canadian government [here](https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/selections.asp)

8. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION AND FEES

To apply for your Canadian IEC Visa, you will be required to submit a police criminal background check and/or medical examinations. You will also be required to attend a biometrics appointment in the country you are applying from. Police checks, medical exams and biometrics all incur third party costs. It is your responsibility to meet such costs within the given timeframes given to you by Canadian immigration. You are required to disclose information relating to existing medical conditions, criminal history, nationality and occupation during the initial application stage so BUNAC can determine if you will be required to submit extra documents and how it will affect your application processing time.

9. FLIGHTS

You are required to communicate your travel date to Canada to BUNAC at least 4 weeks before your arrival date so the necessary arrangements can be made for your arrival accommodation. BUNAC are not responsible for any flight changes, delays or cancellations.

10. INSURANCE

Travel insurance is mandatory for all BUNAC participants. Please refer to our General Terms and Conditions

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