The Application | A step by step guide once registration opens
WHERE AND HOW DO I APPLY?
You can sign up to be pre-registered for winter 2019/2020 today! This will give you a step up ahead of everyone else on opening registration day on September 4, 2019.
Winter registration will open on September 4, 2019. CLICK HERE to get started.
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 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: early sign up 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, once registration fully opens, you must complete the first sections of your application including paying your $300 CAD refundable deposit. You will receive a reminder email to do so.
WILL I NEED TO SUBMIT ANY FORMS?
Yes – you will need to upload your valid passport, enter your friend request and important medical information.
If accepted to a trip, you will need to complete a Doctor’s Medical Form.
If accepted to a trip and travelling to Toronto/Montreal via air, or train or bus, you are eligible to receive a partial Travel Reimbursement towards your domestic travel.
Click here to access the Doctor’s Medical Form and the Travel Reimbursement Form.
A valid passport is one that expires a minimum of 6 months after your return date (for example, if you return from Israel on June 15, 2019, your passport must expire no earlier than December 15, 2019). 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 online application and pay your $300 refundable deposit, you will be contacted for a mandatory one-on-one conversation which will take place via phone with a CIE trained 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! You’ve taken the first step to embark on your unforgettable journey with us and look forward to seeing you in Israel this summer!