Canada Overview

Travel level

Beginners - Experienced

Visa required

Program Dependent

Cost of living

Medium - High


CAD (Canadian Dollars)

Work Abroad in Canada

Canada has long been a firm favourite of travellers worldwide, thanks to it having something for everyone. For those wanting to work abroad in Canada, you'll find endless opportunities, including in the big cities such as Toronto, renowned ski resorts that bustle every winter, or Canadian summer camps in which thousands of international staff work every year.

Yet for both workers and travellers alike, there's something everyone can agree on: Canada is, without a doubt, one of the world's most picturesque countries. Seeing the likes of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park or feeling the energy of the raging Niagara Falls are experiences that are impossible to replicate anywhere else globally.

By looking for jobs abroad in Canada, whether gap year work, summer camps, or resort work, you'll be welcomed into its inclusive and diverse society for an experience you'll never forget.

Learn more about Canada

Experience the allure of 'the Great White North', a captivating destination in North America. Canada is home to welcoming locals, a friendly culture, spectacular cuisine, and attractions from coast to coast. With four (very) distinct seasons, Canada offers outdoor adventures against a stunning backdrop all year round. It has many 'picture postcard' locations that you've seen draped over Instagram as some of the world's most incredible scenery. From vibrant cities to serene wilderness, encounter a rich tapestry of experiences that make Canada an unforgettable destination—one that's bound to become your favourite.

Key Facts

  • Population: 38m
  • Number of States: 10
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Currency: Canadian dollar
  • Area: 9.98m km2
  • Yearly Tourists: 32 million (approx)

Major Cities

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ottawa-Gatineau (Capital), Ontario/Quebec
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Kitchener, Ontario


Canada is proudly multicultural, and different cultural influences can be seen nationwide. The blend of British, French, and American cultures can be seen alongside Canadian culture, which combines to make a vast and diverse history. It has long been known as a polite and informal country that champions freedom of expression and cross-cultural attitudes. Canadian hospitality will shine through whether you go to major cities like Toronto or to small fishing villages in the middle of nowhere.


With Canada being known for its northern icy conditions at times, it's no surprise that ice hockey is one of the major sports in the country. Although other North American sports such as baseball and basketball feature on lists of the most popular sports, you'll also find the likes of lacrosse (which was actually declared one of Canada's national games) widely played, showing for sports enthusiasts, there's something for everyone.


Canada has turned out some of the world's most famous artists, with top-sellers such as Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Drake coming from the country. The range of music superstars is huge, too. Michael Buble, from British Columbia, is known for his easy-listening jazz swing style. Alanis Morissette, from Ottawa, has created her alternative rock-sounding niche. This broad spectrum of musical influence is representative of Canada as a whole.


Canada is home to some huge mountain ranges, with Mount Logan soaring into the sky at 5959m and Mount Robson also tipping high at nearly 4000m. These sorts of landscapes are why Canada is one of the world's most popular ski destinations, with worldwide names such as Whistler and Banff bringing millions of tourists in. It is also one of the most picturesque countries in the world. With the world's longest coastline and more lakes than anywhere else, it's no surprise that adventure enthusiasts flock there.