Detailed, step-by-step instruction on how to fill out your visa application paperwork.
All the visa forms, information, checklists, and tips you'll need to have your visa approved.
The cost of the visa is included in the SWAP fee.
SWAP's visa experts go over your application and make sure it is perfect. If there are any errors, we contact you before the application is submitted to authorities.
Courier to the appropriate embassy, consulate or high commission, in order to secure your visa.
Pre-departure resource and final information kit with all the materials (including your visa) you will need for your arrival in your destination. We include departure / arrival information, directions, and everything else you need to know before you leave Canada. The courier for this kit is included as well.
Many programs also include 2 nights' accomodation (optional), and a transfer from the airport.
Arrival orientation at our partner's hosting centre. They will go over everything you need to know about living and working in that country.
Up-to-date job postings and access to employer contacts.
Resume/CV workshops (essential for success as formats vary from country to country).
Accommodation boards, insider advice on what to look for and what to avoid when finding accommodation.
Ongoing opportunities to meet people from all over the world who are doing the same thing you are. Most of our participants meet their housemates and make lifelong friends though our overseas partner's social events, and by visiting the hosting centre.
Unlimited access to computers, Internet, phones and fax machines at the hosting centres.
Mailbox and mail forwarding services.
Help opening a bank account (it can be more complicated than you would imagine).
Detailed advice (and often fast-track services) on getting a SIN equivalent, so you can work sooner.
Tips on getting good rates on a cell phone.
Instructions on how to claim taxes (and get money back) in your destination country.
A staff of travel-minded, fun, friendly people are there to assist you with anything you need advice or assistance with. They've got your back for the full duration of your stay.
Emergency support. If anything goes wrong, if you lose your passport, have a sketchy landlord, have a health problem, or anything else goes wrong, our overseas partners can help you 24/7.
Membership to exclusive online forums where you can talk to other SWAPPERS and check out job postings, social events, and what's going on in your destination country.