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Old Jan 11th 2010, 10:03 am
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I'm only just under 30 mate, I turned 28 last October and my girlfriend turns 28 in March, that's why I thought I should go for it now really, I'm not working in a job that I'm particularly attached to and her course in the UK finishes this summer and I think it's a case of if I don't take the plunge now then I never will.

I think $2000 to move to a country in which we would both effectively be aliens isn't really that bad though especially since at the moment she is required to renew her UK student visa every 12 months at a cost of around £300 per year, plus they're now making her go through biometrics. Canada YMS is really cheap for her, she just had to fill out the form and send $150 CAD and a passport photo to the consulate in Tokyo. They will also send her the LOA directly via email whereas unfortunately we have to provide evidence of a return flight out of NAFTA before they will forward ours on.

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Old Jan 11th 2010, 10:23 am
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By whom? Have you been reading the Daily Mail by any chance?!? The Home Office puts the figure at a lot less than that.

In any event, it has nothing to do with your situation. It is incredibly hard for anybody outside of the EU to move to the UK legally, and Canada is actually one of the easiest countries outside of the EU for any UK citizen to move to. You have a straightforward easy route available to you (Bunac) so don't understand why you seem to think it's so difficult. You have an easier route than most to get there!
Im not saying its difficult i started a thread asking for advice, i know i can enter easy enough, but to work i need a visa and im not a student so yes its much harder, but ive found my way now, not gonna argue about immigration as i couldnt give a **** about the UK and if you believe figures the home office gives out then it would be much easier if i was a student, what do they class as a student? you need a degree or can you be in learning now and take time out? as students can get the working holiday visa which is better than BUNAC
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Old Jan 11th 2010, 11:28 am
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Im not saying its difficult i started a thread asking for advice, i know i can enter easy enough, but to work i need a visa and im not a student so yes its much harder, but ive found my way now, not gonna argue about immigration as i couldnt give a **** about the UK and if you believe figures the home office gives out then it would be much easier if i was a student, what do they class as a student? you need a degree or can you be in learning now and take time out? as students can get the working holiday visa which is better than BUNAC
UK students still need to apply via Bunac, all UK participants for YMS Canada need to go via Bunac as the CIC subcontracted it to them for some bizarre reason. Student for the purpose of the programme is designed as someone on a gap year, someone who will commence or re-commence a course of study at the end of a period in Canada and has written evidence of this or someone who recently graduated (within the last 12 months at maximum).
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as students can get the working holiday visa which is better than BUNAC
What working holiday visa? Bunac have two programs - one for non-students and one for students, both give exactly the same visa at the end of it. I would suggest you have a good read of the Bunac website which tells you all about the criteria for both programs, and decide if you want to go ahead or not. If so, you simply apply online but bear in mind you'll need to do it before 31st Jan when the closing date for applications is.
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Well I think to be honest if he was serious then he would need to start looking to register over the next couple of days really as all of the paperwork ideally needs to be with the CIC by the end of the month.
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Well I think to be honest if he was serious then he would need to start looking to register over the next couple of days really as all of the paperwork ideally needs to be with the CIC by the end of the month.
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No worries, to be honest with you I thought I was cutting it a bit fine with mine by starting the process last week, I'm just hoping that I get the certificate back OK at the moment.
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Ive already said i wont be going through BUNAC, ill just be visiting Canada first,which i can do without working. im not gonna pay around 2k for someone to get me a visa when i can use that to travel, i have a friend who lives there who's gonna help me out, probably better this way as i may not even like it there. It is perfectly legal to do this, i can look for employment while there and then apply for a temp visa or i may just travel like i did in Europe depending on the cost of living . All in all probably the best to actually visit the country first for you its probably better going BUNAC from what you say about your gf's studies etc. Its funny because my main thread was really asking about jobs there, are they easy to find, do they have to pay foreigners min wage etc, but got a load of cant do this, :O thats illegal replies lalalala rather than giving actual advice on the country as a whole, i just hope the locals are not as arrogant as you lot on here. Oh and there is a working holiday visa for students which you dont need to go through BUNAC know it all! no good for me though.

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Old Jan 12th 2010, 8:09 am
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Ive already said i wont be going through BUNAC, ill just be visiting Canada first,which i can do without working. im not gonna pay around 2k for someone to get me a visa when i can use that to travel, i have a friend who lives there who's gonna help me out, probably better this way as i may not even like it there. It is perfectly legal to do this, i can look for employment while there and then apply for a temp visa or i may just travel like i did in Europe depending on the cost of living . All in all probably the best to actually visit the country first for you its probably better going BUNAC from what you say about your gf's studies etc. Its funny because my main thread was really asking about jobs there, are they easy to find, do they have to pay foreigners min wage etc, but got a load of cant do this, :O thats illegal replies lalalala rather than giving actual advice on the country as a whole, i just hope the locals are not as arrogant as you lot on here. Oh and there is a working holiday visa for students which you dont need to go through BUNAC know it all! no good for me though.
It doesn't cost 2k, it costs less than £300 but of course you already know that having fully researched it in advance and personal insults really won't get you anywhere.
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Ive already said i wont be going through BUNAC, ill just be visiting Canada first,which i can do without working. im not gonna pay around 2k for someone to get me a visa
It doesn't cost anywhere near that amount. You do realise that any visa will cost don't you?

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i have a friend who lives there who's gonna help me out, probably better this way as i may not even like it there. It is perfectly legal to do this, i can look for employment while there and then apply for a temp visa
Jolly good. Obviously you've researched this route and presumably know that you'll need specialist skills to go this way. No employer will wait the 6 months or so for you to get your temp work permit and be able to start work, plus go through the hassle of the LMO (having to prove they've advertised the job across Canada and been unable to find a Canadian willing, or able, to do the job) unless you have skills in demand. Unlike Bunac, which is an open work permit so you can start work instantly and your potential employer doesn't need to apply for the LMO.

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Oh and there is a working holiday visa for students which you dont need to go through BUNAC know it all! no good for me though.
There is, but you need a job offer for it. You don't have a job offer and are not a student so it's not relevant to you, hence why Bunac was suggested, it's the only way a UK citizen can get a non-student working holiday visa.

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Its funny because my main thread was really asking about jobs there, are they easy to find, do they have to pay foreigners min wage etc, but got a load of cant do this, :O thats illegal replies lalalala rather than giving actual advice on the country as a whole, i just hope the locals are not as arrogant as you lot on here.
Oh, what a great way to thank people that have been kind enough to take time and give you advice.

Where exactly did you ask about foreigner's minimum wage etc? I can't see that anywhere, or where you asked about the country as a whole, no mention of that either. People were kind enough to politely tell you what would be legal and what would not and answered your questions as best as they could.

If you think people on here are arrogant then I suggest you need to re-read the replies you've been given. And adjust your attitude before you post again please, personal abuse will not be tolerated.

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