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1. Posted by girlygirl9 (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone I?m Leah I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and I?m looking into moving either to Australia or England, I am having the hardest time finding out how to do this, pretty much I want to go live there and work there, but I don't necessarily want to apply for citizenship. So if this makes any sense to any one I?d realllly appetite any advice, hopefully from someone who's been there and done (any Canadians that have done the move that can help, you know give the kinda step by step guid would be awsome) or if you have anything that can help me in general, it would all be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Given that you are 20 (according to your bio), you might want to think about a Working Holiday Visa (WHV is the common shortform you will see here).

International Youth Programs is the Canadian Government's portal for these types of programs, and would provide both the requirements for the programs and the contacts you need to start the WHV application process.

There are other programs listed as well that you may be eligble for.

Best of luck on your journey!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Go to Australia! lol! I'm in the UK--->go to Oz, by the sounds of it you'll have a much more laid back life! but i suppose it's personal opinion!

4. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm from Calgary too and will be heading to Europe next year to work, explore, and watch some footy!! =)...

What are you looking for (work)?.

5. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


you might want to check out a thread i started in the australia forum called "whv... this could be good news" or something like that- there might even be a link on the home page. normally australian working holiday visas are only for a year, but they've changed it to two provided you meet conditions (work for 3 months on a farm etc). i'd have a quick squiz at the thread for some more detailed information.

as for the choice between england and australia, in the end its up to your own personal preferences but australia really is a great country (no bias)! but i'm sure you'd have a great time in either. message me if you have any questions about australia and i'll try and help you out.

welcome to the site, i'm sure you'll find loads of info here, and discover that everyone is very nice and helpful

6. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey Leah,

I didn't notice it the first time I read this thread/ your post, but I live in Calgary, also. So I guess it was appropriate that I introduced myself and welcomed you to the forums on TP!Wow, there are a quite a few Calgarians on TP now.. Oh well, happy posting. . . .