Can I work as a clown?

Old Jun 12th 2016, 6:00 pm
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Alright folks,

I'm after some employment advice please.

British tourist in Vancouver with a dodgy motor (leaking radiator, worn tyres, screaming brakes, etc).

I've sunken most of my holiday loonies into fixing it, but it keeps buckling like a mule with a limp.

Now I'm larry lint without a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.

I'm over here on a 6 month tourist visa but need to earn some dosh to keep the party going.

Can I do ANYTHING to legally earn money here? I read the Canadian government's immigration site and it says performing artists don't need a work permit. Does that mean I can apply for jobs as a clown? Or a court jester in an amusement park?

Any advice helpful, even if it comes with some good humoured abuse...
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Hi, welcome to BE.

Here's the list of 'entertainment' jobs that don't need a TWP - International Mobility Program: Authorization to work without a work permit – Performing artists

HTH.
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Hi, welcome to BE.

Here's the list of 'entertainment' jobs that don't need a TWP - International Mobility Program: Authorization to work without a work permit – Performing artists

HTH.
Spot on. Thanks for your help guv'na!
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I'm no expert but it reads as if you'd need to be in a circus for it to be okay....or you do it as an air show performer - if you can't fly, hire Zoe Bell (the BE one not the famous one) and her plane and be a clown wing walker - or a street performer.

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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
I'm no expert but it reads as if you'd need to be in a circus for it to be okay....or you do it as an air show performer - if you can't fly, hire Zoe Bell (the BE one not the famous one) and her plane and be a clown wing walker - or a street performer.

Or come to Toronto and join the OPP
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Stand for parliament, they're a bunch of clowns!
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Stand for parliament, they're a bunch of clowns!
+ 1 - but he can't as he isn't a Citizen...yet!
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
I'm no expert but it reads as if you'd need to be in a circus for it to be okay....or you do it as an air show performer - if you can't fly, hire Zoe Bell (the BE one not the famous one) and her plane and be a clown wing walker - or a street performer.

You can't hire me. I'm not allowed to fly for reward. Not commercial rated you see
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What sort of psychopath wants to be a clown????
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Originally Posted by Zoe Bell View Post
You can't hire me. I'm not allowed to fly for reward. Not commercial rated you see
Would him clowning about on the wing count as commercial?
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Well I think your car will be good for Clowning around, but you will need a large red nose and no sense of fashion. You should fit right in in Canada!
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Well I think your car will be good for Clowning around, but you will need a large red nose and no sense of fashion. You should fit right in in Canada!
Street performer sounds like a good crac! Make cash while clowning about. Quality!
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Human statues are popular in Canada, do an Elvis you make 100's
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