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  1. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hey all, As someone living in BC on IEC visa, I obviously have health insurance covering the full length of the IEC. However, I have decided to take up skiing pretty regularly. I am not covered for this and each time I go I have to buy single day insurance through a UK company covering me for...
  2. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi all, I moved to Vancouver on IEC 2 year working visa a few weeks ago, and am currently just getting by with some freelance work from the UK and some part-time work here in the city. I do not have a degree, but I do have 8 years experience as a software engineer in the UK. I would like to...
  3. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    HI guys, This is just some information for those who are looking to come to Canada via a working holiday visa first, or who know of any friends/family doing so. I know a lot of people have applied this year and are currently in a pool waiting for an invitation. A friend showed me this blog post...
  4. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Interesting article. Not only because of the above quote: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/are-canada-s-post-secondary-schools-taking-advantage-of-foreign-students-172118089.html
  5. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hello, I would like to participate in IEC Young professionals program..and I want to ask how to find a job related to this program, I searched some general CAN job portals but with no result..so are there any sites or agencies or whatever else, with such job offers? I'm interested in IT, mainly...
  6. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi there guys! I'm quite new to the forum (first post!) so I'm sorry if I happen to be in the wrong spot. A little background info; I'm 19, currently still residing in Australia and am Australian. My partner is Canadian and is the same age. I'm applying for IEC so that I can hopefully get here...
  7. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi Guys, Appreciated if someone could help me out. So I applied for the WHV program late 2012, I received the confirmation email that the application was sent to immigration for processing over 10 weeks ago now but am yet to hear anything. Is it normal for processing to take this long? I...
  8. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    How desperate a lot of Irish people must be...  Last week the Canadian embassy in Dublin saw its yearly quota of 6,350 “working holiday” visas snapped up in only two and a half days. Last year, by contrast, it took Canada’s Irish embassy five months to hand out only 5,350 visas. More than...
  9. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi there, 1st post! Wondering if anyone can help regarding the police check for the IEC. What actually comes back on the certificate? Is it only crimes you have been convicted of in a court of law? I have never been to court but have had my name taking twice for criminal damage and breach of the...
  10. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hello there, New user here, this is my first post and I'm sorry if this is a repost but I need help! :( I am interested in applying for International Experience Canada Working Holiday this year however on the Canada International Website the following notice has been up for months...
  11. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi there! I'm planning to move to Vancouver on a one year IEC visa around January 2014, and I'm just looking for some general advice! Firstly, I've been reading around that the job situation in Vancouver is bad, and that the cost of living is outrageous, is this true? Do Working Holidaymakers...
  12. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    i am here in Canada from the UK on the IEC program.... im absolutely loving it, im abit confused i wanna go over to the states an Cuba on Holidays... but im abit unsure if im allowed to travel?? and will i be able to come back into Canada?? anybody's help would be appreciated
  13. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    I'm moving to Toronto on the IEC next month and have been looking it to getting the healthcare insurance, which it states you require. I have no job lined up but am hoping to work at an architectural practice. I have spoken to a couple of private UK insurance firms, from which the best price I...
  14. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi Everyone! I am looking for some advice! I plan on getting a working holiday Visa and around August 2012 going and working in Toronto for a year. My dilemma is that I'm not sure whether to go with BUNAC or not? I am a 25 year old female who has never been to Toronto before and will be...
  15. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi, I applied for a work visa under the IEC initiative earlier this year and have received my letter of introduction. On the letter it says that upon arrival in Canada I need to present a printed copy of the letter, my passport and proof of insurance in order to secure my visa. I have been told...
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