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1. Posted by iamJaycob (Budding Member, 2 posts) 4 Jan '13 11:28

Hello, Not sure this is in the right section but here goes.
I'm currently looking at working abroad and researching different websites shows me so many different things it's hard what to work out and whats actually real.

I'm not too fussy on where I would go but would like it to be USA, Canada, AUS or somewhere in Europe.
I have researched it but it all says "pay a register fee to find out" and I don't really trust it and would also like to know past experiences on working away.

I can't move to many outside EU countries as I haven't got Degrees or much experience nor am I very wealthy!!

Help would be very appreciated.

Many Thanks
J

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4276 posts) 4 Jan '13 12:54

Canada, Australia and New Zealand all have Working Holiday visas, which allow you to stay and work for a year (oz and nz up to 2 years with some additional requirements). No fees involved other than the actual visa application fee. Australia and especially New Zealand are significantly cheaper places to live and travel in than Canada or the USA would be, so that evens out the extra flight costs pretty swiftly. Forget about working in the USA; they don't want you, and make that abundantly clear.

Start reading up here:
Canada (limited number of places available each year; looks like they haven't opened up yet for this year, but probably will soon)
Australia (2nd year available if you do 3 months of "specified work" (fruit picking e.a.)
New Zealand (23 month option available for UK citizens with extra medical checks)

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Jan-2013, at 12:55 by Sander ]

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1343 posts) 4 Jan '13 14:01

Sander nailed it. Excellent info.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by kmills25 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 4 Jan '13 14:09

USA-wise, your best bet for work would be a generic summer job... Think lifeguarding, theme park work etc. I worked as a lifeguard over the summer and it was awesome, but they were looking for people all the time. If you're looking for a more full on job, the US is preeeetty difficult. Although, it is a fun time and definitely worthwile. Also, very easy to travel around, its just the getting there.

Have fun and good luck!

Katie x

5. Posted by iamJaycob (Budding Member, 2 posts) 4 Jan '13 14:48

Wow thanks for your huge and informative reply Sander.
I would love to do theme park work or life guarding... know any sites which i can read about this? Also, Will i have to just brave it and hopefully find a job or apply for one before I heard to the USA?

thanks