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Travel and Work in Switzerland

Switzerland and Canada have signed a bilateral arrangement that permits Canadians ages 18-35 to travel and work in Switzerland for up to 18 months. 




Please consult the website of the Embassy of Switzerland to find out how to submit an application to participate.

Please note: application times, fees and approvals vary from country to country. Foreign embassies may use different names for each category. It is recommended that you plan your trip well in advance of your anticipated departure date.

Want to Travel and Work in Switzerland?

Here is some general information on specific country requirements and other links of interest. Please consult the website of the Embassy of Switzerland for the most accurate, up-to-date information relevant to your travel and work abroad plans. You might want to bookmark this link for future reference on your Mobile, iPhone, BlackBerry or Tablet device while travelling.

General Information

  • Fee to participate: C$87* (+C$7 postage fee)*.
  • The amount of money that must be held in the participant’s bank account prior to departure: Contact the Embassy of Switzerland*.
  • Current travel advisories for Switzerland:
  • About the culture in Switzerland:  

*Amounts are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on exchange rate fluctuations. Please consult the Embassy of Switzerland to know the exact procedures to follow for that destination.

Embassy contact information for Switzerland:


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