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1. Posted by danielle21 (Budding Member 64 posts) 5y

After some advice, really keen to go over to Canada for a year but obviously cant affford to it with out working whilst im there.

How do i go about getting a working holiday visa for canada? is itpossible, the only options ive found is via bunac.

thanks

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

Seeing that you're from the UK: Starting from January 2011, you can apply directly for a Canadian WHV. (So apparently before this, you could only do it through bunac.)

3. Posted by kirtyo (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

I had also come on here for the same reason - though does australia have the same process?

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 5y

Quoting kirtyo

I had also come on here for the same reason - though does australia have the same process?

Check here for the Canadian working holiday visa for Australians.

5. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 5y

Quoting Sander

Seeing that you're from the UK: Starting from January 2011, you can apply directly for a Canadian WHV. (So apparently before this, you could only do it through bunac.)

That's great news - and definitely not before time!!

6. Posted by tomhalpin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I'm heading out to Toronto in 4 weeks time, and I've got a 1 year working holiday visa booked through BUNAC.

Got everything sorted (I think), but I'm wondering what the best way is to take money out there?

I'll have about £3000 saved up, and want to bring it all, in a secure form (i.e, not cash), but still be able to open up a bank account with what I have. Any ideas?

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

Quoting tomhalpin

I'll have about £3000 saved up, and want to bring it all, in a secure form (i.e, not cash), but still be able to open up a bank account with what I have. Any ideas?

Leave it sitting in your bank account at home. Open a bank account in Canada. Transfer the money from your UK bank account to your Canadian account via internet banking (or have someone trusted at home do this for you). You'll probably have to pay like a £20 fee for the transfer, but you'll get the best exchange rate for the electronic transfer (much better than when exchanging or withdrawing cash), so that evens out swiftly.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Dec-2010, at 09:32 by Sander ]

8. Posted by Rory_Z (Budding Member 40 posts) 5y

I'll be off to Canada in 2012/13 hopefully, also wondering about Working Holiday Visas.. All I can find is info about student visas and I'm not a student, I'm 24.

How much does a WHV for Canada cost, roughly from the IEC page listed above?

Any further info would be appreciated. :)

9. Posted by Povah86 (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting kirtyo

I had also come on here for the same reason - though does australia have the same process?

Check here for the Canadian working holiday visa for Australians.

I to am from Australia and looking to get a work permit for Canada, I have had a look on this website but cant seem to find a straight answer i was wondering if anyone is able to clarify if you can get a work permit without having sercured a job prior to travelling to Canada.

Thanks

Owen

10. Posted by samaramfo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Quoting danielle21

After some advice, really keen to go over to Canada for a year but obviously cant affford to it with out working whilst im there.

How do i go about getting a working holiday visa for canada? is itpossible, the only options ive found is via bunac.

thanks

The Canadian High Commission in London is responsible for WHP applications from citizens of the U.K. Information on the UK WHP is available at www.canada.org.uk/.You can find lots of information.

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