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1. Posted by Foxy1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone,

I am a UK resident, currently living in Australia on a 417 subclass working holiday visa. This expires April 2016 at which point I would like to go and travel Canada.

I don't have any information on Canada at the moment so I am looking for advice from fellow travellers.

How long are you allowed to stay there for, are you allowed to work whilst there? Ideally I would like to teach snowboarding or work at a ski resort whilst I am there.

Any tips, info or advice would be a massive help.

Thank you in advance


2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2572 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

A UK passport holder can visit Canada for 6 months as a tourist.

No, of course you can't work there without permission. Have a look here.


3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

If you are a skiing enthusiast, the two places that are must stops are Whistler (in British Columbia, north of Vancouver) and Montreal.

Whistler is absolutely beautiful and recently hosted the Winter Olympics. Montreal you want to visit when they host the X-games. They hold competitions where competitors literally ski through ramps and jumps set up right in the streets of downtown.

4. Posted by Sandy23 (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Canada is amazing for skiing. I would definitely go if you have the chance. Whistler is great, and Banff is beautiful. There are several resorts in British Columbia too.
How old are you? If you are under 30 there is the working holiday program in Canada where you can work temporarily to finance your sightseeing and travel in Canada. This is the link to the page However I do know that there are quotas and there are different rounds of applications - it is a popular program as you can imagine.