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1. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 8y

I have heard that Canada have reduced the maximum age for a working holiday from 35 to 30.

If true his really buggers up my plans.... Has anyone heard anything about this?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 8y

As far as I know, it's always been up to 30 year of age? (However, the 30 is inclusive, and is only relevant for applying; so as long as they receive your application before you turn 31, you then have until the end of the year to actually make it to Canada and start your year there, which - depending on your birthday - effectively means you can work in Canada deep into your 32nd year.)

edit: ah no, I see that for Irish citizens, it indeed is (was?) 35. Uhm, so never mind me - I guess I just don't know...

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 6, 2008, at 7:15 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 8y

Oh I see...

Doesnt really help though.. my girlfriends a brit.

cheers for the help though.

4. Posted by Bogman (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

the same website that Sander shows has a page for Brits, and the age listed is 35

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/youth/sgwhp_eu-en.asp

oops, edit, for some reason Brits appear to need to be students or recent graduates for the work-holiday program. Every other European country they just need to be 18-35. why the hell are the rules for Brits more stringent?

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 11, 2008, at 7:55 AM by Bogman ]