Spain Youth Mobility Visa

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Talent Migration


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

Under the “Youth Mobility Program” Agreement, between Spain and Canada, up to 1000 Canadian youth can travel to Spain to:

  • Gain work experience related to their area of expertise.

  • Complement their post-secondary training with an internship.

  • Improve their knowledge of the Spanish language, culture, and society.

You need to:

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

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

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

Age: Available between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of application.

Duration: 12 months.

Quota: 1000 per year.



12 months


Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Spain Youth Mobility Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a Canadian citizen.
  • You must be 18-35 years old (inclusive).
  • You must have a Canadian passport that’s valid for at least 12 months before you enter Spain.
  • You must hold a return ticket or sufficient financial resources to cover its costs.
  • You must have sufficient financial resources to cover expenses for duration of the stay.
  • You must have adequate health insurance in Spain.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Spain Youth Mobility Visa?

6 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Recent passport size photo.
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc.).
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence, eg. bank statements.
  • Copies of travel health insurance.
  • Visa fee payment receipt.

Talent Migration data for Spain

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

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