Barista jobs with a working holiday visa for Canada

Got your working holiday visa for Canada? Start your adventure with a barista job in one of Vancouver’s trendy cafes.

With a working holiday visa for Canada, the Barista Job program provides full-time job placement in the service industry in Vancouver allowing you to start working and earning shortly after your arrival in Canada.

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What is the Barista Job Program? Do I need a Working Holiday Visa for Canada?

With the Barista job program, assistance is provided to make your job placement more secure. Through a comprehensive consultation process, candidates get peace of mind during their stay in Canada. Rather than just giving you a list of places for job positions, interviews are organized until you get hired by a company. Positions are normally with major Coffee Retailers in the Vancouver area. Therefore, you can start earning within your first month of arrival earlier. In addition, you benefit from events exclusive to the participants of the program in a similar situation as yourself.

For this program you need to arrive in Canada with a working holiday visa.

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What is it like to take part in this program?

The Barista job program is a paid program available for all people with a working holiday visa in Canada who are hardworking, flexible, happy, good at communicating with others, willing to do physical work, wanting to learn new things, able to adapt to a multicultural environment. Generally, the wages for participants start at $13.85 per hour and every candidate gets a minimum 25 hours per week and a maximum of 40 hours per week. Work hours may vary due to your location, time of year and performance.

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What are the requirements for the Barista Job program?

  • Things applicants need to consider before they can successfully secure placement for the Barista program.
  • The participant MUST have at least upper Intermediate (7/10) English level
  • You have to be physically fit
  • Available to work 6 months or longer
  • The participant MUST be available for Telephone/Skype interview
  • Have travel insurance
  • Possess a Working Holiday Permit for this program
  • An applicant needs, cover letter, letter of visa authorization from the embassy, a resume that fits Canadian format
  • Have 3 pictures in color – one alone while the other on vacation, with family/friends
  • 2 reference from previous employers, if an applicant doesn’t have a reference then no references
  • The participant MUST be between 19 and 30 of age.

Be sure to read our working holiday permit guide and follow the steps to obtain your working holiday visa for Canada!

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What are my job options?

To begin with, participants who will have benefited from the working holiday visa Canada and secure their placement after arrival on location will be able to work in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver and lower mainland area). You are likely to get various positions best suite your profile.

Check this out:

  • Baristas
  • Food counter attendants
  • Cashiers
  • Customer attendants
  • Sales staff
  • Cooks
  • Dishwashers
  • Sandwich artist
  • Shelve stockers
  • Cleaners
  • General Office Administration

Here are a few places you might find yourself working:

  • coffee shops
  • kiosk types of restaurants
  • cafes,
  • Boutiques and motels that serve coffee

We set you up and prepare you as much as possible for the interview. We have an online social community to be in touch with other participants before, during and after your stay to understand all the inside tips wherever you are. Moreover, we are in direct contact with recognized business verticals on a large scale and have the capability to offer decent salary packages.

How to apply for the Barista Job program?

If you wish to receive information regarding the Barista Job program fees, please Contact us.

This fee includes:

  • Placement opportunity within 2 weeks of arrival (based on interview performance)
  • Accommodation assistance and housing contract vetting support
  • Access to Homestay services
  • Ongoing support concerning all aspects of your stay including accommodation, placement issues, health concerns, visa issues, etc.
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Orientation on how to get the most out of your Canadian experience based on your specific
    program
  • Placement-specific information concerning restrictions and obligations of the host organization and participant
  • Health, safety, and security orientation
  • Assistance with opening a bank account, organizing a cell phone, acquiring SIN number, etc.
  • Resume and cover letter revision
  • Interview techniques “bootcamp”
  • Mail holding and forwarding service
  • Arrival package: including orientation manual, safety plan, maps, travel/tourism options, etc.
  • Numerous events arranged exclusively for program participants with discounted or free
    participation
  • Access to our low-cost travel desk and discount travel options
  • Online social community for participants and internet access: WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube

“I was placed at a coffee shop in North Vancouver. The location was just amazing. From the counter we had a great view over the ocean and the mountains in the horizon. It was, more or less, always busy and the customers were so nice and polite and were always interested in knowing where you were from. What I like most about Vancouver is the diversity of people and the beautiful surroundings. We went hiking a couple of times, had a Halloween party, saw the Chinese New Year Parade, celebrated Canada Day and much more. Besides that I visited Whistler, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, Toronto and Victoria.” – Andreas, Denmark

“My adventure started off in Rocky Mountains where I worked at a mountain resort. During my time there I got to see wonderful nature and magical views when I was hiking. It was also a lot of other fun things to do including mountain biking, horseback riding, white water rafting and canoeing. After the summer season was over I decided to move to Vancouver and now I live in an apartment in beautiful Yaletown. I work in a coffee shop downtown as well so that fits me perfectly.” – Anne, Norway

“Coming to Vancouver has really been a learning experience. I saw myself mature in ways I thought I had been. Learning from the pros and seeing the difference between learning at university and mentoring/ learning at work. The ability to stand my own and explore this great city. Since coming here I have found my confidence and passion of product design. Whether it’s from presenting or talking to clients I know I saw myself improve. Thank you, Canada.” – Faith, United Kingdom

“My first job was at a coffee shop chain. I worked there for 2.5 months as a Barista. I also got a job as a server in the restaurant at a private tennis club. During this work abroad experience my English improved a lot. That’s mainly because I use different expressions than I learned in school. I can use a broader vocabulary now. Also, I met new people that have different cultures. All the Canadians here are really kind and helpful.” – Ilse, Germany

“I have had a great experience coming to Vancouver. Within the 2 months I have gained so much experience in life and at the workplace. I see myself being more independent and confident, which was one of my main goals. I’m so happy I found Latitude, they worked so hard to make sure I get an internship.” – Shiny, United Kingdom

“I started to work as a Barista at one of the many coffee shops here in Vancouver. I pretty much worked all summer except for going on two trips, one to Seattle and the other to Toronto. I usually went to the weekly pub nights which were a really fun time. All these events helped me meet so many new awesome people.” -Rasmus, Sweden

“As part of my International Business Management studies, I was required to complete an internship so I decided to go to Toronto as I have family there. I learned a lot about the marketing industry and about Canada as well. I have benefited a lot from the work and from the cultural experience during my stay in Canada.” – Alex, United Kingdom

“My volunteering is definitely off to a good start, all the people I met today were super nice and I think I’m going to like the work, too! I’m also settled in with my host family and I think I hit the jackpot with them because they are truly super welcoming.” – Borbala, Hungary

Ready? Apply now for the Barista Job Program!