logo

After 40 years, SWAP is more
than just working holidays!

We started back in 1975, helping young Canadians live the dream of living and working in different countries around the world. We made it our mission to help Canadians land on their feet in new cities by helping them find accommodation and jobs, as well as host social events. We still proudly do that today, but over the years we've also expanded our horizons to include exciting programs in volunteering (in South Africa and India), teaching abroad (Thailand and Vietnam), and most recently into language and cultural programs (Japan and Costa Rica)!

As a not-for-profit program of the Canadian Federation of Students, it is our mission to offer you the best in international experiences at the lowest prices, whether you want to work in London, volunteer at an Indian orphanage, teach English overseas, or simply live by the beach in Australia.

Ready to do something exciting in 2016?

  • Testimonials:

    I know nothing is perfect, but I honestly don't have a single critical word for the program. From the moment I signed up, to nearly a year later of living in Ireland, every encounter with SWAP was to my expectations or better. Every question answered, every worry met with reassurance, and every problem with a solution.

    Lisa
    SWAP Ireland, 2014

  • Testimonials:

    The most important thing I've learned about living and working abroad is to make the most of your life and take every opportunity to do something different. I have evolved so much as a person while living and working abroad and have done so many things that I would not have been comfortable doing previously. I have made memories that will last a lifetime and they would not have existed if I didn't take the opportunity to experience new things.

    Tyler
    Internship USA, 2014

  • Testimonials:

    I used the hosting centre to book all of my Aussie adventures. I even did the welcome week in Sydney twice when a friend came to visit at Christmas. I loved it so much I had to do it again.

    Lauren
    SWAP Australia, 2015



SWAP is proud to be a recognized organization for working holidays by Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs





SWAP on Instagram