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I want to work a winter season in Canada 2020/2021 - when should I apply for my working holiday VISA?

Thought a quick google would answer this alas, no straight answer and every website claiming to offer advice on this is incredibly convoluted!

What I can gather is this:

I can apply when I am 30, but not 31. (I am 30 next April 2019)

It looks like you apply in November for the following year.....but then another website said July.......and it wasn’t clear what they meant by the following year.

Once you have been accepted for a VISA you have 12 months to use it, or if you have to take a medical as part of the VISA application, then it’s the expiry on your medical or whichever date is sooner.

One you enter Canada, and activate your Working Visa, you can stay for up to 24 months. However, you could already be in Canda on a tourist visa (up to 6 months, not allowed to work) and apply for working VISA whilst already in the country.

Also, anyone know what the chances are of getting a job as a dentist in a Canadian ski town?! (The UK Qualification is recognised in Canada, but not US)
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If you are a qualified dentist you may qualify for a regular work permit. If so I would go for that over the working holiday visa. If dentists are in demand you may even be able to get your application fast-tracked.

Problem with whv is that nothings certain about it. It's oversubscribed so you might not even get offered a place. You will go into a pool in November when it opens. They then select people throughout the year, so you are just waiting around in hope that you will get pulled out in the next pool.

The medical is just for people deemed high risk, most don't need it. I think if you mention your a dentist and looking to work with patients you might need it, due to risk of contamination although I'm just guessing.

You have to be picked out and offered a visa before your 31st birthday. Once you are offered it you have a set amount of time to enter. As long as you enter before the cut off date your age no longer matters.

Also, anyone know what the chances are of getting a job as a dentist in a Canadian ski town

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Also, anyone know what the chances are of getting a job as a dentist in a Canadian ski town


I would guess low. Most highly paid jobs like that in ski resorts are snapped up quickly and then people tend to be there for life. Also, whv is always a bit of a disadvantage as they know you are just there temporarily and probably don't want to then go through appointing another person 6 months down the line.

The official website - http://www.cic.gc.ca is actually pretty detailed and answers most questions. Its not the most straightforward though so sometimes requires a bit of work to get the info, but it is there.
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Not worth the grief.

Just get a £20k loan (or whatevs) and hangout for 6 months.

Being a dentist, getting a loan, and finding a job on return to UK, should be easy.
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@borntoski, plenty of real towns nr ski hills in british columbia , i.e vancouver (whistler 2hrs) north vancouver (whistler 90min )squamish (whistler 45min ) pemberton (whistler 35min ) revelstoke ( ski village ten min ) im sure that dentists would be in demand in real towns
good luck
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I'd think places that aren't really thought of as ski towns like Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops may be a better bet for locum type dentist work.

Places like Revy, Rossland/Trail aren't really big enough.
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Whitegold wrote:
Not worth the grief.

Just get a £20k loan (or whatevs) and hangout for 6 months.

Being a dentist, getting a loan, and finding a job on return to UK, should be easy.


Alas, not me that's the dentist, it's the other half
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borntoski wrote:
Whitegold wrote:
Not worth the grief.

Just get a £20k loan (or whatevs) and hangout for 6 months.

Being a dentist, getting a loan, and finding a job on return to UK, should be easy.


Alas, not me that's the dentist, it's the other half


That's even better! You just get to ski? snowHead
You might want to check out the portability of medical qualifications to Canada
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There is probably dentist work in Vancouver but it's too far to travel from there to whistler every weekend imo. Plus hotel costs every Saturday night are going to add up. If your doing a ski season you might as well do it right and stay close to resort.

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Just get a £20k loan (or whatevs) and hangout for 6 months


Terrible idea getting into debt to ski. However the concept of not working is worth considering. would save a lot of hassle regarding visas, and maximise ski time. Of course you need money up front, but it's more affordable than you might think
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