Contact SWAP

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Of course! Write us anytime at and we will get back to you right away.


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We would be happy to arrange a call back for you with one of our Merit Travel agents. Please send an email to with the following details:

  • Your name.
  • Your nationality.
  • The program (or programs) you are interested in.
  • Your phone number (including area code).
  • 3 dates/times you are available. Please note we can only arrange call backs within business hours (Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 5 PM).

We need these details to ensure we can arrange a call for you quickly and efficiently.

Also, be sure to have a look through our FAQs to see if the answers you need are there.


Click here to visit the Merit Travel site and view a map of all its offices in Canada.


Click here to download the SWAP Brochure. (Don't miss the at-a-glance chart on pages 6-7).Please email with your mailing address for a print copy or copies of the brochure, and we will be more then happy to send them to you (please specify how many you would like, and your language preference between English and French).


SWAP Working Holidays is a not-for-profit that is owned by the Canadian Federation of Students.

We do everything we can so that Canadians can have successful work abroad experiences.

We don't think you want someone telling you exactly what you should do.

We know that even the most resourceful travellers can benefit from expert advice and support.

We have sent thousands of Canadians abroad in the last 35 years. We know that everyone's work abroad experience can and should be as unique as each individual.

We are part of an international network. Our partners all over the world will help you find a job, accommodation, and everything else you'll need. We know you'll love broadening your perspective by making friends all over the world too.

We are energised by your excitement in being somewhere new.

We believe that you will find that you are more fearless than you ever imagined when you test yourself.