It’s been a long work day, so naturally you gather at the pub with your mates. But this isn’t just any pub – every nook and cranny has a story and the establishment is older than Canada itself. Not bad for a Monday night, yeah? With the exciting nightlife, bustling capitals, serene landscapes, and soaring power of the British Pound, it’s a brilliant time to spend up to two years living and working in the historic United Kingdom.


  • Eligibility: Canadians aged 18-30. Must have the required biometrics appointment
  • Registration Deadline: Apply at least eight weeks prior to intended arrival
  • Repeat Participation: No
  • Visa Duration: Any period up to two years
  • Support Funds: You must have the amount of £1890 saved in your account as of the day you submit your application. These are called support funds and are a requirement of the government

Local Support in the UK:

  • • One of the most valuable parts of the SWAP UK program is the arrival orientation in London. The orientation provides vital information; you will receive tips on securing work, finding temporary or permanent accommodation and information on red tape


    • A two-year working holiday visa that allows for multiple entries into the country
    • Accommodation upon arrival: Two nights in London

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*Operated by SWAP Working Holidays. Includes visa and first two nights’ accommodation. $395 with visa, without accommodation.

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