Work Opportunities for
Swiss in Canada

Language.Culture.Life
What is Tamwood?
Tamwood’s Operating Divisions:
Tamwood Language Centres
English Training for Adults including Work and
St...
Tamwood’s History
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Founded in 1992 by Tamsin Plaxton
and Matt Collingwood, now in 20th year
of operation
Grown fro...
IALC Membership

Tamwood is 1 of only 3
English Schools in Canada
with an IALC Membership in
the past 20 years
LTM Star Awards
Tamwood International

Tamwood Camps

GO International

English Language School- North
America 2008, 2009,...
GO International’s Status with
CIC (Immigration Canada)
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1997 – Tamwood offering Work and Study programs
2004 -...
Tamwood Language Centres offers language training programs for
adults in three locations:
Vancouver, Whistler and TORONTO
Programs available in Tamwood, Vancouver and Toronto:
• General English (V+T)

• English for Lawyers (V)

• Cambridge FCE ...
Winter Programs for Adult
Students in Whistler

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General English
English plus Ski or Snowboard
Ski or Snowboard I...
Summer Programs for Adult
Students in Whistler

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General English
Cambridge FCE and
CAE Certificates
English plus Mo...
Tamwood Camps offers 5 Summer Camps and
one Winter Camp for kids 7 to 17
in Canada and the USA
San Francisco
State University

Vancouver - SFU

Toronto - UofT

Boston Curry
College

Los Angeles -UCLA

Whistler
Tamwood Camps
combine:
*English tuition,
*Excursions,
*Sports,
*Arts,
*Social activities and
*Cultural interaction
for you...
Working in Canada
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What is “Work”

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Work permit options

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Work programs offered by GO International and Tamwood

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Do your Clients Need a Work Permit to
Intern / Work / Volunteer in Canada?
BASIC RULE:
Anyone who wants to “Work” in Canad...
Canada’s Work Permit
Options
Three Work Permit Options
1. IEC Initiative – people ages 18-30/35
can get a permit to work in Canada on a
work and travel...
Work Permits

Youth, ages 18-35 (max 29 or 30 in some countries) from the following Countries are
eligible to apply for a ...
International Experience Canada
Young Professionals Category
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for Swiss citizens, particularly graduates of post-seconda...
International Experience Canada
International Coop (Internship) Category
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for Swiss citizens who are registered students...
Option 2: Coop Education
Programs (exemption code C30)
Foreign Students whose employment in Canada forms an
“essential and...
Option 2: Coop Education
Programs (exemption code C30)
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Work is referred to as a “Practicum”

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Work practicum may be...
Option 3: Charity Work
(exemption code C50)
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Charitable workers who are carrying out duties for a
Canadian Charitable Or...
Meet Sofia
Sofia
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She is from Switzerland
She is 26 years old, she graduated from university 18 months ago
and is currently wo...
WHAT WE OFFER
GO International and Tamwood’s
Work Programs in Canada
Paid Work Programs
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Canadian Working Holiday Program (IEC)

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Ca...
Paid Work Programs
English Coop Program ~ Canadian Working Holiday
Program ~ Camp Canada Work Program
Work Opportunities:
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Employers GI Partners With
For Full Service Placements
OTHER BUSINESSES
SKI OPERATORS
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 Panorama
Grocery Stores in Whist...
Paid Work Opportunities
Tamwood Paid Work and Study
Program

English Coop Program
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Open to people from all countries

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No Quota on number of v...
Tamwood’s Paid Work and Study
Program
English Coop Program - Program Options:
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Classic and Sandwich Structure: FULL or B...
GO International’s Paid Work
Programs
Camp Canada Work Program
• Summer Camp Jobs in
Canada
• July and August
• Perfect fo...
GO International’s Work Programs
Internship Programs
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Professional Internships (UNPAID) in many fields
Placements p...
Canadian Volunteer
Program
2014 Projects:
• Six Animal Rescue Centres
• Three National Park Conservation
projects and a BC...
Our Vision Statement
“To be the industry leader in
excellence and service”
AND
“To constantly refine existing
programs and...
The Team at GI
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Tamsin Plaxton – program development, sales
and marketing. tamsin@tamwood.com
Katie– work progr...
Resources
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Videos on our web site and YouTube
www.gointernational.ca
www.international.gc.ca/experience
Agent Web ...
Contact Us for
More Information!
www.gointernational. ca
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  • 2004 - GI started bringing participants for work programs . Now bringing in over 1000 per year on working holiday and internship programs from over 20 countries.
    2009: GO International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Department of Foreign and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) making us a partner organization for the International Experience Canada (IEC) Initiative
    MOU allows GO International to operate Working Holiday Program pilot projects with quotas for the following countries:
  • SPECIAL ADULT PROGRAMS IN VANCOUVER
    Of all of our special programs in Vancouver, WE ARE PARTICULARLY PROUD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE WORK EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM and I Will TALK ABOUT THAT IN MORE DETAIL SHORTLY.
    The other programs we offer in Vancouver are:
  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN WHISTLER
    AND IN BEAUTIFUL WHISTLER, WE HAVE CREATED A WHOLE SERIES OF SPECIALTY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS WHICH TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE amazing activity options available in Whistler in both winter and summer.
  • Introduction by Stella
    Brief History of Tamwood Camps, years in the business, most prestigious Camps in North America
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  • Work Permits possibilities:
    working holiday work permit (if available)
    apply to volunteer for a Charitable Organization and get a work permit under C50 exemption
    Do the Cambridge Work Experience Program and combine English with an unpaid volunteer practicum.
  • Work opportunities for swiss in canada with tamwood&gi

    1. 1. Work Opportunities for Swiss in Canada Language.Culture.Life
    2. 2. What is Tamwood? Tamwood’s Operating Divisions: Tamwood Language Centres English Training for Adults including Work and Study Programs in Vancouver, TORONTO and Whistler Tamwood International Camps Language, Sports and Adventure Camps for Juniors in Vancouver, Whistler, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston GO International Work and Travel Providers • Provider of Work and Travel, Internship, Volunteer and Work and Study Programs in Canada • Agency sending North Americans abroad
    3. 3. Tamwood’s History    Founded in 1992 by Tamsin Plaxton and Matt Collingwood, now in 20th year of operation Grown from 1 ESL/EFL program and single location to 24 programs, 5 Canadian locations and three USA locations Over 35,000 thousand students from over 30 countries
    4. 4. IALC Membership Tamwood is 1 of only 3 English Schools in Canada with an IALC Membership in the past 20 years
    5. 5. LTM Star Awards Tamwood International Tamwood Camps GO International English Language School- North America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Work Experience Provider 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
    6. 6. GO International’s Status with CIC (Immigration Canada)     1997 – Tamwood offering Work and Study programs 2004 - GO International (GI) established – offering work programs without an English component 2009 - GI and CIC signed an Agreement making us a recognized organization for the International Experience Canada (IEC) Initiative MOU allows GO International to operate Working Holiday Program pilot projects with quotas for the following countries: Brazil Argentina Thailand
    7. 7. Tamwood Language Centres offers language training programs for adults in three locations: Vancouver, Whistler and TORONTO
    8. 8. Programs available in Tamwood, Vancouver and Toronto: • General English (V+T) • English for Lawyers (V) • Cambridge FCE and CAE (V+T) • Private Lessons (V+T) • Business English (V) • IELTS preparation (V)
    9. 9. Winter Programs for Adult Students in Whistler     General English English plus Ski or Snowboard Ski or Snowboard Instructor Certificate Cambridge FCE and CAE
    10. 10. Summer Programs for Adult Students in Whistler    General English Cambridge FCE and CAE Certificates English plus Mountain Biking
    11. 11. Tamwood Camps offers 5 Summer Camps and one Winter Camp for kids 7 to 17 in Canada and the USA
    12. 12. San Francisco State University Vancouver - SFU Toronto - UofT Boston Curry College Los Angeles -UCLA Whistler
    13. 13. Tamwood Camps combine: *English tuition, *Excursions, *Sports, *Arts, *Social activities and *Cultural interaction for young students from all around the world each summer and winter
    14. 14. Working in Canada 1. What is “Work” 2. Work permit options 3. Work programs offered by GO International and Tamwood 4. Basic Service Option 5. Full Service Option 6. Hot Jobs List, Full Service jobs on Agent Web Site, Videos 7. Get more information
    15. 15. Do your Clients Need a Work Permit to Intern / Work / Volunteer in Canada? BASIC RULE: Anyone who wants to “Work” in Canada must first obtain a “Work Permit” “Work” is an activity for which wages are earned or that competes directly with activities of Canadians in the Canadian labour market.    Test: Will they get paid or will they be doing something that a Canadian should really have an opportunity to do? Examples of “Work” include : “Unpaid employment done for the purpose of obtaining work experience such as an internship or practicum normally done by a student” Examples of “non-work activity: unpaid volunteer work that is part-time and “incidental to the main reason the person is in Canada” – eg. Being a Big Brother, sitting on the board of a charity institution, volunteering at a fund raising event…
    16. 16. Canada’s Work Permit Options
    17. 17. Three Work Permit Options 1. IEC Initiative – people ages 18-30/35 can get a permit to work in Canada on a work and travel program, as an intern or trainee or as a volunteer (certain countries only). 2. Coop Education Programs - exemption code C30 – allows anyone, any age to get a work permit to work as part of their course of study in Canada. 3. Volunteer Work for a Registered Charity – exemption code C50
    18. 18. Work Permits Youth, ages 18-35 (max 29 or 30 in some countries) from the following Countries are eligible to apply for a work permit allowing them to work in Canada under bilateral arrangements that have been made between Canada and foreign countries and territories under the “International Experience Canada Initiative Australia Austria* Belgium Costa Rica Croatia ** Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland* France Germany Hong Kong Italy Japan Korea Latvia Lithuania Mexico  New Zealand Netherlands Norway Poland Switzerland* Slovak Republic ** Slovenia Spain Sweden Taiwan Ukraine** UK Ireland •Agreement allows for work permits for Internships only. Applicant must have a internship offer in writing before applying for their work permit. ** signed but not yet implemented 
    19. 19. International Experience Canada Young Professionals Category  for Swiss citizens, particularly graduates of post-secondary educational institutions in Switzerland, who wish to further their careers by gaining work experience under a prearranged contract of employment in Canada (maximum 18 months).  Quota: 175 Young Professionals places remaining: 11 Updated: October 1, 2013 To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:  be a Swiss citizen who normally resides in Switzerland;  be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive);  have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover your expenses at the beginning of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;  be prepared to take out health-care insurance for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;  pay a participation fee that is equivalent to C$150 in Euros;  have received a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada that is related to your field of professional expertise (degree and/or work experience) and that supports your career development (progression or lateral movement).
    20. 20. International Experience Canada International Coop (Internship) Category  for Swiss citizens who are registered students at a post-secondary institution in Switzerland and who intend to complete a work placement or internship in Canada (maximum 18 months) to fulfill part of their academic curriculum.  Quota: 75 International Co-op Updated: 01/10/2013places remaining: 9 To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category you must:  be a Swiss citizen who normally resides in Switzerland;  be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive);  have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover your expenses at the beginning of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;  be prepared to take out health-care insurance for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada;  pay a participation fee that is equivalent to C$150 in Euros;  be registered as a student in Switzerland;  have received a signed letter of offer or contract for a work placement or internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Switzerland.
    21. 21. Option 2: Coop Education Programs (exemption code C30) Foreign Students whose employment in Canada forms an “essential and integral” part of their course of study in Canada and where the employment practicum does not form more than 50% of their total program of study, can apply for a work permit to allow them to complete their work practicum.
    22. 22. Option 2: Coop Education Programs (exemption code C30) 1. Work is referred to as a “Practicum” 2. Work practicum may be paid or unpaid, depending on field of work. 3. Program must be offered by a School and teaching must be done in the school (homework and distance education assignments do NOT count towards study requirements). 4. Open to any person of any age from any country who needs to learn English. No maximum duration.
    23. 23. Option 3: Charity Work (exemption code C50)  Charitable workers who are carrying out duties for a Canadian Charitable Organization can apply for a work permit without requiring any pre-approval.  Work Permit application must include letter of volunteer job offer from Canadian registered Charity.  A non-profit is not necessarily a “charitable organization”. Charitable organization has a mandate to relieve poverty, or benefit the community, educational, or religious institutions.
    24. 24. Meet Sofia
    25. 25. Sofia    She is from Switzerland She is 26 years old, she graduated from university 18 months ago and is currently working full time. Does she need a work permit and how does she qualify for one if she wants to: • Volunteer in a national park? • Do an unpaid internship at an import company in Vancouver for 12 weeks? • Work in a hotel in Whistler? • Study English and while studying, volunteer for one day for the Run to Cure Cancer ?
    26. 26. WHAT WE OFFER
    27. 27. GO International and Tamwood’s Work Programs in Canada Paid Work Programs  Canadian Working Holiday Program (IEC)  Camp Canada Work Program (IEC)  English Coop Program (C30) Internship Programs  Canadian Internship Program (IEC)  English Internship Program (C30) Volunteer Programs  Canadian Volunteer Program (charitable work, C50, or working holiday)  English Volunteer Program (C30)
    28. 28. Paid Work Programs English Coop Program ~ Canadian Working Holiday Program ~ Camp Canada Work Program Work Opportunities: hotels ~ ski operations ~ tourist attractions ~ retail ~ restaurants ~ cafes… JOB PLACEMENT OPTIONS: Full Service: We arrange their job! Basic Service: Participants arrange his/her own job with help from us including: • HOT JOBS LIST • Resume writing workshop • Interview skills workshop • Dedicated adviser
    29. 29. Employers GI Partners With For Full Service Placements OTHER BUSINESSES SKI OPERATORS •  Panorama Grocery Stores in Whistler •  Sunshine Retail Stores in Whistler •  Lake Louise Zip Trek •  Marmot Totem Fishing Resort •  Blue Mountain Elephant & Castle Pub (Whistler)  Canada Olympic Park • Earl’s restaurant (Whistler) • Snowmobile and White Water Rafting Companies • Hell’s Gate Air Tram • Major Hotels Like Fairmont
    30. 30. Paid Work Opportunities
    31. 31. Tamwood Paid Work and Study Program English Coop Program  Open to people from all countries  No Quota on number of visas  Continued No age or status requirements  Student applies for Study Permit and Work Permit but only pays for one permit (work permit application is fee exempt)  Must be 50/50 in terms or weeks or hours  Study can be completed in Toronto, Vancouver and/or Whistler   Students can study first and then work (“Classic Structure”) or study and work at the same time (“integrated Structure”) Work opportunities exist in many locations including: Whistler, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, BC Interior, Quebec, Ontario, Vancouver
    32. 32. Tamwood’s Paid Work and Study Program English Coop Program - Program Options:  Classic and Sandwich Structure: FULL or BASIC SERVICE Placement Study Term Possible 2nd Study Term English Classes  Work term Minimum 4 month Job English Classes Integrated Structure: LOWEST COST OPTION. BASIC SERVICE Placement only. Work and Study Term (minimum 4 months) Mornings Study (20 l/w) Afternoons/Evenings/ Weekends Work (20 h/w)
    33. 33. GO International’s Paid Work Programs Camp Canada Work Program • Summer Camp Jobs in Canada • July and August • Perfect for students who can only work in their summer vacation • All placements made before arrival /Full Service option only (interviews made in January to March)
    34. 34. GO International’s Work Programs Internship Programs    Professional Internships (UNPAID) in many fields Placements possible in: marketing, finance, design, architecture, engineering, social work, legal advocacy… Placements made before arrival or while student studying English
    35. 35. Canadian Volunteer Program 2014 Projects: • Six Animal Rescue Centres • Three National Park Conservation projects and a BC Parks Project in Whistler • Four Social Service Projects
    36. 36. Our Vision Statement “To be the industry leader in excellence and service” AND “To constantly refine existing programs and create new programs that reflect the globalization of the international education community”
    37. 37. The Team at GI     Tamsin Plaxton – program development, sales and marketing. tamsin@tamwood.com Katie– work programs coordinator, send her all bookings! klaughlin@gointernational.ca Shifana– Work Placements Coordinator – she makes the Full Service work placements. workplacements@gointernational.ca Sarah and Marjorie- Program Advisors for all clients on the CWHP and ECP Basic Service Programs. programs@gointernational.ca
    38. 38. Resources     Videos on our web site and YouTube www.gointernational.ca www.international.gc.ca/experience Agent Web Site: • www.gointernational.ca/agents • Username: giagent • Password: 604gi  Agent Manuals – download from our agent web site
    39. 39. Contact Us for More Information! www.gointernational. ca

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