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 Open to people from how many countries?Initial work permit durationAny limits on work?Work permit costMinimum funds required on entryMost popular working holiday destination
Canada3512/24 monthsNone*CAD $150CAD $2,500Vancouver
Australia4412 monthsYes. Max. 6 months with one employer.AUD $485AUD $5,000 (CAD ~$4,430)Melbourne
New Zealand4512/23 monthsNone*Varies, but $280 (CAD ~$231) for most applicantsVaries, but NZD $4,200 (CAD ~$3,465) for most applicantsAuckland
UK8 (plus a range of British territories)24 monthsNone (except listed here)£244 (CAD ~$397)£1,890 (CAD ~$3,075)London
Ireland1012 months (except 24 months for Canadians)None*Varies (usually in applicant’s home country currency, but typically around€100 (CAD ~$150) with additional post-arrival registration fee of €300 ($450)Varies, but typically at least €1,500 (CAD ~$2,168) with proof of a return air ticket / €3,000 (CAD ~$4,335) without a return air ticketDublin

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