Work and travel in Taiwan: International Experience Canada

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Fun facts about Taiwan

  • Taiwan has the world’s highest density of 24-hour convenience stores, open all year with services from bill payments to postal services
  • Taiwan is a world leader in information and communications technology products
  • The National Place Museum in Taipei is one of the top museums in the world

What Taiwan offers

Taiwan can be found in the West Pacific between Japan and the Philippines. Taiwan’s official language is Mandarin, however, Holo (Taiwanese), Hakka and Austronesian languages are common. There are 16 officially recognized indigenous tribes in Taiwan.

With winding coastlines, mountainous forests and beautiful secluded islands, Taiwan has been generously gifted by nature. It boasts beautiful parks and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts, including Jade Mountain the highest peak in Eastern Asia, but also vibrant metropoles. You can take a breathtaking bike ride around the beautiful Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County or visit the night markets in the cities.

Night markets in Taiwan are famous for their xiaochi, which translates to “small eats”. In addition to food, the night markets offer entertainment and a lot of shopping. You can also immerse yourself in Taiwan’s Lantern Festival which brings locals and foreign visitors together with beautiful lantern displays, folk art and performances.

Taiwan is one of the world’s leading producers of information and communications technology products. Other key industries also include optoelectronics, biomedicine, banking and insurance and agriculture biotechnology.

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.

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