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What do I need to start Work on Bunac?

What do I need to start Work on Bunac?

Old Feb 18th 2009, 11:34 pm
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Default What do I need to start Work on Bunac?

Hi everyone, I was just wondering, if my Bunac application goes through ok, what will I need to do once I arrive in Canada before I start work? Do I need to do anything other than get my SIN?

I'll be staying with family, and my Canadian cousin thinks I should be able to get work in the same place as him, I only did Bunac to get the necessary visa. Is there anything else other than finding work and accomodation covered at the orientation once you arrive? I'm probably going to fly independently, as I can get it cheaper, and I don't need somewhere to stay my first night.

So, if I get my SIN number from a Service Canada, is there anything else I need before I start work, and is there anything that is done at the orientation that I couldn't do myself indenpendently?

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Old Feb 18th 2009, 11:56 pm
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Hey!

I'm going over on BUNAC in September.

As far as I know all you need to get on arrival is the SIN. The open work authorisation (which will be printed at immigration when you land) will need to be shown to employers to show you are legally permitted to work in Canada.

That and the SIN are all you need as far as I know!

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Old Feb 19th 2009, 12:06 am
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Default Re: What do I need to start Work on Bunac?

As regards things that you can probably do yourself that are covered in the orientation...probably nothing really, it was just useful when I went the first time to have SIN, bank account, mobile phone, etc sorted out at one time. When you get to immigration services at the airport they take the work authorisation letter off you and put a Visa in your passport as I remember. It mightn't be a bad idea to deliberately stay in a hostel for a few nights to meet folk even if you don't need to per se, but that's up to you.

You should also check out this Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/g...gid=2213183700 (if that doesn't work just search for 'BUNAC Work Canada'). Lots of people in the same boat there!
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