The Application | A step by step guide once registration opens
WHERE AND HOW DO I APPLY?
Full registration for summer 2018 is now closed. You can sign up to be pre-registered for winter 2018/19 or summer 2019. Doing this will give you priority status before full registration opens.
Winter registration will open on Sept. 5, 2018 @ 10 AM ET. CLICK HERE to sign up for future trips.
This will direct you to the Birthright Israel homepage where you will complete the first step of the primary application. Once full registration opens (you will be notified), you can then complete ALL sections of the application.
As part of your primary application, you will be asked to choose a trip organizer and a trip option. Your trip organizer is “Canada Israel Experience” You can preview the trip options we will offer by going clicking HERE.
Please Note: this will not guarantee you a spot for our upcoming trips, this is only a pre-registration form and to get priority status. In order to be considered eligible for our summer trips, you must complete the application its entirety, including paying your $300 CAD refundable deposit when registration opens. You will receive a reminder email to do so.
WILL I NEED TO SUBMIT ANY FORMS?
secondary application system (Step 2) will prompt you to upload your picture, your passport, your friend request and important medical information. You will only receive a Step 2 email once your $300 CAD deposit is paid on your primary application, this will take usually 5-7 days.
If accepted to a trip, please complete a Doctor’s Medical Form.
If accepted to a trip and travelling to Toronto or Montreal (round trip) via air, or train or bus, you are eligible to receive a Travel Reimbursement towards your domestic travel.
Click here to access the Doctor’s Medical Form and the Travel Reimbursement Form.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO DO?
Once you pay your refundable deposit, the secondary application will be available to you within 5-7 days. The email will have your log-in email for your Secondary application with Canada Israel Experience, where you will be able to upload your picture, upload your passport, request to travel with a friend, and more.
A valid passport is one that expires a minimum of 6 months after your return date (for example, if you return from Israel on January 3, 2018, your passport must expire no earlier than July 3, 2018). This is non-negotiable and is an airline policy, not a Canada Israel Experience policy. Please ensure that your passport is in good condition. Worn or torn pages can result in any airline refusing to accept a passport for travel.
WILL I NEED TO MEET WITH SOMEONE?
Yes, we want to get to know you. Once you complete your primary application and pay your $300 refundable deposit, you will be contacted for a mandatory Meet and Greet in your local community. Once the Meet and Greet is done, we will schedule your mandatory one-on-one conversation which will take place via phone with a CIE call centre agent. Every Birthright Israel: Canada Israel Experience applicant must successfully complete a one-on-one conversation in order to be considered for a trip.
HOW WILL I BE CHOSEN?
LOTTERY SYSTEM! What does this mean?
For all applicants, new and past, the selection process will be based on a LOTTERY SYSTEM!
In order to enter our lottery system, we strongly encourage you to fully register within the first 2 days of Opening day. Fully registering means you must have a completed your online application, including a paid $300 refundable deposit.
Past applicants will receive priority status when registering for our trips. Please also note that a certain percentage of the allocated spaces are distributed on a discretionary basis. For more details on this, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
*All deposits are subject to a $10 non-refundable handling fee.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHO SHOULD I ASK?
For more information about our programs, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-567-4772 or 416-398-6931.
Thank you for choosing BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL: Canada Israel Experience for your gift to Israel! We’re thrilled that you have decided to embark on this unforgettable journey with us and look forward to seeing you in Israel this summer!