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Proof of Funds for Canadian WHV?

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1. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Sander has indicated that this thread is about Canada

I got my WHV for Canada. Not certain yet if I'll go and use it, but since it's my last chance, I figured I should at least keep the option open till the end of the year.
The WHV FAQ says things like "If you take part in the IEC ‘Working Holiday,” the Port of Entry Immigration Officer may ask you for evidence of your available funds" and "you may enter Canada on a one way ticket however you must be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket at the Port of Entry."

Over on the Australia & New Zealand forum, it's a very common question if that proof of funds is actually ever checked up on (the answer is a resounding "no") - but I've never seen anyone say anything on what this is like over in Canada. Anyone know? Anyone with personal experience of going on a WHV to Canada and being asked to prove how much money they had?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

No one here at all who's done a Canadian WHV, and can share from personal experience if (and how) they were asked to prove if they had sufficient funds?

3. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Can the British apply for a Canadian WHV? I can't find much info...

Thanks

4. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Hmmp, I can't get one:

You must be a full-time student in the UK or completed your studies within the previous 12 months;

What a bitch....

Sorry to Hijack your thread!

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

That's the student WHV. There's also a general WHV, available for everyone as long as you apply before your 31st birthday. For this year it's full already (spaces for all the Canadian WHVs are rather limited), but it should be open again starting December.

6. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Ooooo I see. Thanks for that info. I saw there was three types of visa but from what I read I couldn't apply for any...

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

One last bump, just on the off-chance someone with knowledge looks in now.