Some international staff members may be taxed on their pay cheque by the Canadian Government, this is perfectly normal and can be claimed back the following year.
Find out more about Canadian taxes here.
If you are from the UK, an ICPC ACRO background check is mandatory and must be completed for anyone who works with children. If you have previously been employed in a child-orientated work environment you may already have one. It will need to be dated after 1st May 2021.
If you are from outside of the UK, you will need to obtain an equivalent background check which may differ in cost. You can check which equivalent background check is required for your country here.
How much you pay towards your visa will depend on which visa option you choose.
If you are looking to obtain a work permit package through AmeriCamp Canada, the cost for this is £50 + $155CAD (at the discretion of the immigration officer at the border).
If you are looking to apply for an International Experience Canada (IEC), the cost of this will be a set amount of $256CAD. You can check eligibility and requirements on the Canadian Government website.
No matter which visa option you choose, participants are usually required to submit their biometrics, including photo and fingerprints. This can be done at the border when entering Canada.
To participate in AmeriCamp Canada you will need a medical check from your GP. This will include a list of vaccinations and immunizations. Different GPs have different pricing plans. However, if your GP is charging more than £60 please contact us for advice.
We can help you with the booking of your flights and provide great deals through Invasion Flights. You have flexibility in booking your own flights, meaning you can change the date of your flight if plans change and only requires £99 deposit.
If you are entering Canada on a work permit you will be required to obtain an eTA before arrival at the Canadian border. You will be exempt from paying this if you participate in the program on the IEC program.