I am planning a RTW trip starting Oct this year. I plan to visit the US and Canada for 5 months as from May 2007. I have to work my to help fund my travels. Can you get working holiday visa's for the US and Canada just like you can for OZ? If so, how do I apply for them? All help and advice is much appreciated!
If you go to the US and Canadian consulate websites you will find details of work visas, I think you have to be under a certain age. I think Canada has seasonal work in the snowfields, now is probably a good time to be applying. Many travel agents have details on this type of seasonal work for young people.
youd probably work in banff, jasper,lake loise, big white, panorama, kelowna, whistler, etc area in the cdn rockies. they love brits, aussies and kiwis. check out all their websites for applications.
Being from the UK you're eligible for a working holiday visa in Canada as long as you're under 30. I'm not sure about the US.
That website might help you. Happy travels!
I had a 12 months working holiday visa for Canada, I obtained it through Bunac.co.uk. They were very helpful although slightly expensive. I think you can just go to the Canadian Government Website and apply through there but you will have do do all the work on your own once you get there i.e. getting you SI (Social Insurance)number, opening a bank account, finding accomodation and work!
I have tried to get a similar visa for America and never succeded, although I'm not saying you can't work there. I know you can do summercamp work there and possilby get sponsorship through a comany for work. There are ways around working in America but it is very strick and you can't really just work for a month or so, then travel for a little while and work again for a little while!
If you have any more success than me, let me know, I am still interested in working over there!