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1. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys! im new to the forum and with that.... Hey guys!

Just had an inquiry about working in California. Im treeplanting this spring/summer and looking to move down the coast for the fall/winter and I was wondering if anyone has any advice for a Canadian. I'm not really fussy with work and I was maybe thinking about working on a fishing boat or something like that so I can spend some time in Cali.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Any sites for travellers looking for jobs and stuff like that??



2. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

when i say sites im referring to specifically sites geared towards tourists in cali.

kinda also want to spend a couple months partying in hollywood. would be sooo good

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You're somewhat naive to think you can just move to the USA and work, chances are you'll be stopped @ the border and sent back.

4. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

im canadian and i have a passport. why would they turn me down at the border?

because i have a big backpack? im not pulling into customs with a big cubevan with "movers" on the side.

but hey. thanks for your lack of help. im glad you wasted your time and mine with that post

5. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Having a Canadian passport isn't a guarantee of anything, people working illegally in the USA are a huge problem for authorities and measures are in place to ensure only qualified entrants are granted admission.

Your plan of just 'showing up and going to work under the table' is as shaky as your attitude is poor.

6. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

by the way, who said anything about me working illegally.

when i said im not fussy with work i just meant i dont care what i do and id be interested to do something like that.

stop creating such a negative vibe here man. theres no need for it. if you dont have anything positive to say. dont say it.

even if i was thinking about getting work under the table. whats the difference in me wanted to explore california and someone going to asia to explore while working under the table for some extra money.

i get it tho. you must be pro bush american.. yah? probably with that attitude. note to you. that criminal is out of office now.

he made it ridiculous at border crossings even for canadians who supported his fucking war. stupid.

7. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

if you wanna do it legally look into NAFTA. if you have some sort of degree or experience or skill you can work here pretty easily...that's not to say finding a job is going to be easy.

if you just wanna putz around with small jobs and be paid under the table, just get out there and start asking. You'll never find those jobs on the internet. There are going to be tons of small restaurants that will pay you cash.

8. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

by the way... chill out. Illegal immigrants are huge problem here. we probably have more illegal immigrants here than your country has citizens. don't go bashing people just because.

9. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

your illegal immigrants are mexicans dude. not canadians.

and to be honest. if i worked under the table, i wouldnt be trying to go on welfare or joining a gang. i think you have me mixed up with people that go to the us and cause problems.

im just a canadian that actually wants to spend some time seeing the US because there are a lot of beautiful places there and because of your fucked up government, canadians have a really hard time getting a visa.

So before you slag me for actually wanting to come and see your country which i admit is very fucked up because of illegal immigrants, remember who your talking to here. All i want to do is experience California for a couple months. To want to deny me when you have millions of fucking mexican immigrants and cuban immigrants and whoever else wants to come to the US to live forever remember that im just a traveller from your VERY friendly nation above which by the way is called Canada. Not Canadia and yes we have a prime minister not a president.

Also, im not really to blame for your problem. I mean. Half of your fucking nation voted Bush in for the second time when the dude isnt even literate! Thats a perfect example as to why you might be having problems. A lot of ignorant americans think that the US is the best country in the world yet you vote an illiterate and ridiculously stupid president and dont even have free health care.

Maybe rather than blaming the immigrants you should blame your fellow people for being so fucking stupid.


10. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

that last post wasnt directed at anyone in particular. it just frustrates me that its so difficult for a Canadian to work in the US.

Not all travellers have a trade or professional experience to be able to come to the states.

I have a graphic design degree but have been travelling since and only have freelance design and all i want to do is come visit California for a couple months.

I just dont see why its so difficult to do that. A little unfair considering how much Canada does for the US.

And regarding immigrants. Trust me, Canada has its problems. Our stupid government lets millions of people from the middle east come here and they dont even try to work. they just reap the benefits of free health care and build mosques all over the place without respecting our culture. Also causing most of the crime in this country.

thats not to bag out people from the middle east tho. Im just saying that these people are allowed in our country for free and the least they could do is respect our culture.

If a Canadian went to India or Pakistan and built a christian church, they would probably be executed. The whole thing is ridiculous.

Theres millions of people allowed to enter and live in Canada and the United States but Canadians are not allowed to have a working holiday in the states when they are young? ridiculous.

I am chilled out but the whole thing just frustrates me to no end. Politics are fucked. Hopefully Obama (which is probably the first good decision you americans have made in years) will shed some light on these issues.

  • note. you are dealing with the worse recession since the 20s. Thank half your country for voting bush in. TWICE. I hope every american knows that the president they were stupid enough to vote in for two terms could now be facing WAR CRIMES. Not to mention the corruption that went on throughout his whole presidency.

But thats typical for ignorant people to blame someone else. If you knew what the fuck you were doing with "HOMELAND SECURITY" you wouldnt have so many problems with illegal immigrants.