Working Holiday Visa for Canada
Would you like some help with your working holiday visa? And would you like some help with finding a job as well?
You have two choices:
1. Apply for a Working Holiday Visa yourself
To apply for a working holiday visa yourself is definitely possible. Basically, in this case, you do some research on how to do it and how to fill out the paperwork.
The Canadian government visa website is fairly user-friendly and offers tons of information. Still, depending on your situation and how much time you have available, it can get rather overwhelming. It certainly can give you a headache, to get all the details right.
If you’re looking for an easier way to get a working holiday visa for Canada, without hassles and very fast, there is the second choice for you:
2. Apply for your Working Holiday Visa through a Visa Agency
They will help you find a job as well!
Doesn’t that sound just perfect! To take this route offers many great benefits.
A reputable visa agency (beware, not all are reputable) will do all the work for you, they will make sure that you are eligible and that all documents are complete and in order.
If you apply for a Canadian working holiday visa yourself and you make a mistake, your application will be knocked back. If this happens, you will waste time and may have to pay extra charges.
If an agency lodges your Canadian working holiday visa (IEC) application, you are unlikely to be refused a visa. A visa agency makes sure everything is correct and complete before they lodge.
They can process your visa within 48 hours and you don’t have to leave the house or send away your passport or anything.
And there is lots more they can do for you.
To get help in obtaining a visa saves lots of hassle and time. To get a visa is one thing, but there will be other steps you have to take.
Arriving in Canada and finding a job
Many travellers are a bit nervous about the uncertainty, worried whether they will find a job and a place to live and whether they will meet people and make friends.
And there is all the other stuff you need to sort out before you start working:
- Canadian bank account,
- tax file number.
The agency can take care of all that for you and more.
Canadian Bank Account
You will need a Canadian bank account so that your employers can pay you.
An agency can organize that for you. To have a Canadian bank account before you leave home makes it easy for you to transfer money to Canada.
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Very important! Everybody needs a SIN number to work in Canada. At the end of the tax year, you are entitled to a tax refund.
Arrival in Canada
Imagine arriving at Vancouver airport after a strenuous long flight, red-eyed and dazed and jet-lagged. Arrival at an airport sucks, especially if there is nobody there to pick you up!
If you are planning your own travel without the help of an agency, make sure to book a hotel room or a hostel for the first night to kick-start your Canada experience.
Backpacker Hostels are a good way to meet other travellers and get information about job options.
What about people over 30/35, can they get a Canadian work visa?
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