The Application | A step by step guide once registration opens
WHERE AND HOW DO I APPLY?
Registration for summer trips is now closed! Sign up for winter 2017/18 trips today to receive priority status before full registration opens on Sept. 5, 2017
CLICK HERE to sign up for future trips.
This will direct you to the Birthright Israel homepage where you will complete your primary 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 US$250 refundable deposit when registration opens on February 6th, 2017. You will receive a reminder email to do so.
WILL I NEED TO SUBMIT ANY FORMS?
Our secondary application system (Step 2) will prompt you to upload your picture, your passport, your friend request and important medical information.Once you pay your refundable deposit, the secondary application will be available to you within 5-7 days.
If accepted to a trip, please complete a Doctor’s Medical Form.
If accepted to a trip and traveling to Toronto (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 July 15 2017, your passport must expire no earlier than January 15, 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 US$250 reundable deposit, you will be contacted by phone or email for your mandatory one-on-one conversation. Every Birthright Israel: Canada Israel Experience applicant must successfully complete a one-on-one conversation in order to be considered for a trip. Please visit our Contact page to get in touch with your local Israel Experience professional to arrange your conversation.
HOW WILL I BE CHOSEN?
For all applicants, new and past, the selection process will be based on a LOTTERY SYSTEM! What does this mean?
This means you have 48 hours from the day registration opens to fully register in order to be considered into our Lottery System!
For example, if you apply on Feb. 6th at 10:30 am ET you will be considered EQUALLY with someone who applies at 11:00 pm on the same day. In order to be entered into our Lottery System, you must have a completed online application, including a paid $250US* 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 by Payoneer, Inc.
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!