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At 31 I'm now officially too old! (for a WHV)

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1. Posted by 1t (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I've been travelling the world for the past 2/12 years and it's been really good that when I have run out of cash I can work in a country. So far, Oz and NZ. However, I am 4 days away from turning 31 and my original plans of getting to the Americas and living and working in Canada, have been slightly scuppered!

So, does anyone know what the next options are for me now? I'd still love to travel, work and live in canada but it seems that this is no longer an easy option now I have become such an old man!

Any advice is massively appreciated

2. Posted by matildasuitcase (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

With regards to living in Canada i'm not sure, it would depend on your trade or if you have any qualifications that they are looking for on the proper immigration method, however this is a long, laborious and expensive process and if you are a traveller not really the point.
What are your thoughts about working in the US? Then you can travel to Canada - the H2B Visa for the USA, as far as i am aware has no upper age limit, the thing with it is you have to go for a specific job and only work in that job - generally hospitality based - you can stay for more than one season though and renew the visa for a new place. The jobs are pretty easy to find online if your interested.
Another option could be to teach English abroad - if you have a degree its easier, again you wouldn't be able to work in Canada, but it gives you more travelling options and you can earn good money in Asia and there is no age limit.
Hope this helps, good luck and keep travelling! :)

3. Posted by 1t (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey, thanks so much for this. I'm not too keen on teaching abroad (kids should not have that inflicted upon them!) but the H2B visa sounds ideal. if I'm totally honest, I'd much rather work in the states than Canada so it could work out perfectly! Thanks so much for this info!