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Working Holiday Program


Working Holiday Program

Welcome to the information page for the Working Holiday Program.


This exciting Program makes it possible for young Canadians to live in Italy for up to one year, and to work there for up to six of those twelve months. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the country and its people first-hand, to immerse yourself in our culture and traditions.

Whether you are in the bustling piazzas of Rome or Milan, or the quieter streets of Mantova or Perugia, you will share the Italian way of life, learn the language, make friends, and gain valuable work experience.

Of course, there are forms to fill out and requirements to be met, but I urge you not to be deterred by the process – it is less involved than it may appear. Keep in mind that staff at the Embassy and the Consulates are available to answer your questions.