Italy Working Holiday Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


A working holiday visa is a residence permit allowing you to undertake employment and holiday (and sometimes study) in Italy, For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables you to experience living in Italy without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes.

You need to:

  • have enough money to pay for a return ticket, and

  • be coming mainly on holiday, with work being a secondary intention.

Age: Available to 18-35 years old

Family: You can not bring your children or family members.



12 month(s)





Processing time

3 week(s)



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Italy Working Holiday Visa?

9 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen resident in Canada
  • Applicant must have primary intention to holiday in the Italian Republic, with employment being an incidental rather than a primary reason for the visit
  • Applicant must be aged between 18 and 35 years inclusive at the time of application
  • Applicant must not be accompanied by children
  • Applicant must be the holder of a valid Canadian passport
  • Applicant must hold a return ticket or have additional sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  • Applicant must have sufficient funds for maintenance for the initial period of stay in Italy
  • Applicant must pay the visa application fee
  • Applicant must have comprehensive health insurance in Italy

Which documents do I need to apply for the Italy Working Holiday Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • Copies of valid travel insurance
  • Copies of proof of sufficient funds e.g. bank statement etc
  • Copies of flight tickets or proof of sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Self addressed courier envelope for the safe return of the passport
  • Visa fee payment receipt

Talent Migration data for Italy

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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