So, you want to head back to Canada to work, but are unsure of the costs involved. At IEP we are upfront with all costs that are associated with a working holiday in Canada. There are no hidden fees, large deposits, or multiple payments required.

It’s also important to understand that not all of the costs below are paid at once. You can review our ‘How to Apply’ information that outlines when certain fees are paid.

Program Fee

Work Canada Returner Program Fee: $895

Due to the limited visa allocation for the Work Canada Returner program we require full payment of the program fee at time of application.

IEC Canadian Working Holiday Visa Fee

IEC Visa Fee: CA$150

Biometrics Processing fee: CA$85

Employer Compliance Fee: CA$230 (Paid by Employer)

Proof of funds

To be allowed to enter Canada on a 23 month Working Holiday Visa you must show a proof of funds of CA$2,500 (CA$3,500 without a return flight).


When you are overseas the smallest incident can end up costing a lot of money. IEP offers a comprehensive insurance policy with a highly reputable insurer that will cover you for the full duration of your working holiday. To learn more about our insurance policies and to get a quote please contact us.

Culinary Placement

If you don’t have a job lined up but you have commercial kitchen experience – no worries! We can provide you with a placement through our Work Canada Culinary connections before you leave New Zealand for a placement fee $200NZD.


It is important to consider the range of costs associated with traveling overseas flights. Contact Katrina, our in-house STA Travel agent, to get a quote for flights, tours, accommodation and more on 0800 55 66 90 or


We are here to help, so if you have any questions about the program, visas or Canada in general please call contact us here or call 0800 700 705.

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