Work and travel in Germany: International Experience Canada

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What Germany offers

Germany is found in the heart of Europe with diverse landscapes for you to explore. Every German city has something unique to offer. Go to Düsseldorf for fashion, Berlin for music, Hamburg for art and Munich for a great night out. If you’re more into sports you can enjoy skiing in the Alps or water sports at the beaches in Northern Germany.

Germany hosts various festivals that show off Germany’s tradition of bringing people together and celebrating including Oktoberfest, wine festivals and music festivals.

Germany has a large and diverse economy with a wide range of small and medium size enterprises. Strong industrial sectors include automotive, chemicals, green technologies, renewable energy and software.

Transcript: IEC in Germany with the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe

Video length: 0:42 minutes

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Stéphane: As Canada’s ambassador to Germany, this is a fascinating and exciting country.

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Stéphane: A vibrant hub for technology and culture, with proud traditions. International Experience Canada, or IEC, gives Canadians between the ages of 18 and 35 the chance to work and travel in countries across the globe. A working holiday is a unique enriching experience, and I’m sure it will prove to be one of the best years of your lives.

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Plan your trip

The best way to make sure your trip is the experience of a lifetime is to plan. Review our travel checklist to find out what you should know or do before travelling to and working in a foreign country.

Need help planning? One of IEC’s recognized organizations (ROs) might be able to help you find a job, transportation, and provide travel advice.

Most ROs charge a fee for their services.

More resources

Need more help planning? Contact a recognized organization.

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