Well, we just have to get you back here , especially to Cape Breton and Newfoundland. So is there some way we can help get you here? What's your occupation? Maybe you can tag along with some of the musicians that come every year to Cape Breton and Newfoundland.
Would I ever love to go to Ireland but I get so close and then something always happens. I missed a real good chance 2 years ago to travel with a nature photographer friend who writes for photography magazines, as he was there for two weeks just roaming around.
Also have some good Irish friends who now live in Canada and go back every few years , and they are from the North as well as the South and work in the same company !!
Not any time soon I fear . Going to Montreal next week, but I only have a few days there.
I'm actually an irish trad musician so I'd have a real interest in getting to Newfoundland for that reason! Unfortunately, it's not my full time occupation, so I'm at the mercy of my employers for 20 days annual leave a year.
Anyway, might send you a private PM for more info on the region. Dont want to hijack richard's thread here.
Back to working/skiing Canada
Just to give everyone a taste of just how the Irish are welcome in Canada , here's an example
The chaps that own part of this come from Ireland as do many who own Irish pubs in Ottawa and Toronto simply because the Irish are a lot like Cape Bretoner's, we need one another and we search for our countrymen!!!
I have also been looking into working out in Canada this season.
Richard have you managed to secure yourself a job yet? if so how?
I'm 32 years old so I am too old to go through Bunac which is limited to 30. I have been finding that the whole issue of the Visa is particularly difficult. you need a Visa to apply for jobs but you can't get a visa without a job offer seems to be the catch 22 I have found.
I have a friend who lives in calgary and he seems to think that getting the work visas this year has got more difficult due to the recession. I spoke to whistler immigration and they confirmed this in so many words.
Samsara do you think your brother may be able to help me out with any advice surrounding the visa etc?
I have considered just flying out and seeing what happens but from my research it seems without a work visa no-one will give you any work?
If anyone can shed any light on this or give me any advice it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm in the same boat as Arnold.
Any advice and assistance people can give would be much appreciated by us both by the sound of things.
I don't want to just fly out and hope in case it doesnt work out and i've chucked my job in here and paid for flight etc for nothing.
Unfort i dont have any ski skills to offer teaching wise but would happily work in retail, bar work, ski lift, house keeping, anything really.
My apologies for not getting back to you guys, and all the best for those of you heading to Canada, I'm sure you'll have a great time. My plans however have changed. Im heading off around Europe for a month then South East Asia, before (fingers crossed) teaching English in China in January. Hope you guys got all the info you needed.