Ranchstay Package - Vancouver

The Ranchstay Package is recommended to those who want to experience real life on a Canadian ranch.

This package is suitable for participants on WORKING HOLIDAY and TOURIST visa holders.

These positions are unpaid. You will receive full board in return for your assistance of up to 5-6 hours per day helping the farmer with various tasks on the land or in the home while you experience real life on a ranch.

The package includes:

Ranch Pre-Placement

We will guarantee your placement before leaving your home country in the region you choose. Placements vary from 2 to 8 weeks with FREE consecutive placements while in Canada for 12 months.

2 Nights of Accommodation including Breakfast

We only work with Canada's most renowned and quality hostels. You will spend 2 nights at the "HI Central Hostel" situated in the centre of the city.

Airport Transfer to the hostel

The Shuttle Bus will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the entrance of your HI hostel in the heart of Vancouver.

Job Presentation


Our experienced staff will show you how to find good jobs in Canada and how to apply for them.

During the presentation, we explain some important points such as:

  • The creation of a Canadian Resume (CV)
  • How to present and conduct yourself during interviews
  • Various job opportunities such as fruit picking, hospitality etc.
  • Frequently asked interview questions and best answers
  • How to find good jobs and apply for them successfully etc.

After the presentations you will receive your welcome package which includes useful documents such as a hostel guide and a map of Vancouver. We will also help you to prepare everything for an enjoyable and successful start in Canada.

Detailed Welcome Presentation

This includes information about the following topics:

  • General information about Canada
  • What to visit in Vancouver
  • Public transport
  • Bank account
  • TAX information
  • Accommodation advice (Hostels, shared accommodation and rental properties)
  • Communication in Canada - phones and mobile phones
  • Tips for travelling in Canada
  • Visa information - Options to extend your visa
  • Medical/General emergencies and insurance
  • Useful contacts and links
  • 24 hour Emergency Hotline
Tax Number Registration (IRD)


Everyone who wants to work in Canada has to apply for a Tax Number. We will lodge a TN application for you and forward you the number via email as soon as we receive it.

12 month Job assistance


Job assistance will be guaranteed for the entire duration of the package (12 months). Talk to one of our experienced Job Specialists to receive customized information and advice about how to secure the perfect job for you.

Canadian Mobile SIM Card

To find a job and meet your friends in Canada, having your own Canadian mobile number is necessary. Employers will be able to reach you and you will never miss out on job opportunities! Along with the package. The card will be activated and ready to use.

Opening of a Bank Account

A Canadian bank account is essential. When you start working, you will need to give your bank account details to your employer company so they can pay your wage. We will help you open your bank account prior to your arrival so that you receive your card within 5 days.

12 month International HI Membership

The duration of the membership is 12 months. With the International Hostelling Member Card you will get discounts in every HI Hostel all around Canada as well as in over 2000 shops which are listed in your "Accommodation and Discounts Guide" throughout the country and 22500 around the world.

12 month Work n Holiday Membership

When you first visit our office, we will issue you with a Work n Holiday Membership card which will give you the priority and access to all our services. With your membership number you will be able to access the Members Area on our website, where you can look at all available jobs, create your own CV and Cover Letter and access a list of employers with their contact details. You will also find many other tips and useful links.

Access to Discounted Travel Products

With the help of our travel consultant you can plan your trips around this beautiful country and book your tickets and tours! Your holiday is just one step away!

Unlimited Internet Access

Internet has become the main communication channel; we offer you FREE and UNLIMITED internet usage at all our offices.

Free Luggage Storage

We offer 4 weeks free luggage storage in our head offices Sydney, Auckland and Vancouver. After this period we charge a small daily fee.

Mail Holding and Forwarding

You can use our office address as your postal address in Canada so we can receive your letters and parcels and store them until you come by to collect them or ask us to send them to a particular address onshore.

Mon - Fri 9.30 - 17.30
Weekend Closed
Level 1 - 11 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000