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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on living in Canada for 3 months (maybe more) I need to get a working VISA. I know I could look this up but I'm very busy at work (too lazy).



2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y
Hope it helps! :)

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Thanks Joz;)


4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hi Ev,

Well, most countries allow for longer tourist visas... I think the question really is whether you will be planning to work or not. Working visas for Canada are not too hard to come by though. Bunac in the uk ( does the largest number if my sources are correct (which they might not be but you get the picture )!

I nearly got mine a few years ago, but ended up putting it on hold to graduate first.... i think it was the right choice but hey

5. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

good choice with canada!!
do you know where you want to go yet? the west coast of canada is very beautiful, but don't limit yourself! the east coast and maritime provinces are equally as nice!!;)

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

THanks Sam for the advice. x

Hi again Lauren:)

I'm thinking of starting Montreal - it seems to be a pretty cool city. And well after that I'm really not sure...would like to spend some time in British Columbia maybe.

Where would you recommend?


7. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

hey evelyn!! (or just ev?!) ;)
Montreal is a beautiful city! I'd say it's a truly "interesting" city (in a good way!!) and you definately won't be bored there...! If you're in the area, try Quebec City as well, its not too far from Montreal... Quebec City has more of a European style to it... just the roads, landscape, etc... but perhaps you're used to European styles, therefore want more of a "Canadian" experience? if thats the case, then definately Montreal!!
haha i hope im not confusing you... im starting to confuse myself, so i apologize!!
if you do get the chance to come out to British Columbia, then i would definately recommend Vancouver and Victoria. I am a bit biased, only because i live in a suburb of Vancouver, but i must say that i love the city and find it to be very "hippy-ish", low-key, casual and laid back...! Some must see parts of Vancouver are:
~ Stanley Park
~ Whistler (if you ski/snowboard)
~ Granville Island (especially in the summer)
~ Robson/Georgia street (acts as the main business area)
However, if you do go, then try to stay away from downtown Eastside... its a little rough and edgy.
As for Victoria, go to see Pantam Alley... (in Chinatown)... its the coolest alley i have ever seen... its really tiny and easy to miss, but its got some cool little shops in it full of strange things!!
Also, BEWARE!! BC gets tons of rain!! mostly in the autumn/winter, and not so much in the summer!

Anywho, i hope this helps you a bit... if you have any other parts of Canada that you are interested in, then i may be able to help you a little...! And if you ever come to Vancouver, then let me know!! You have a Canadian friend who always welcomes visitors!!

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Thanks Lauren!


9. Posted by Tsjebber (Full Member 58 posts) 11y

Canada allows you to stay for maximum 6 months without a visa on a tourist status. No need to worry. Should only be able to show them a decent amount of cash on a banknote