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IEC Working holiday visa

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IEC Working holiday visa

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has done this before and what their experience was?

I was looking to do it however for me I was looking more to gain a office job where I can learn more skills over doing bar/resort work etc.

What are the chances id find this? I have 5 years experience and a degree in this environment.

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1. Re: IEC Working holiday visa

Thousands of people work here in Canada on IEC visas every year. The ones I have met seem to really enjoy it, as has my own adult child who has done similar working holiday visas in both New Zealand and Australia.

Generally the jobs that most wind up in are hospitality and tourism, or other fairly menial, generally minimum wage (or slightly above) jobs.... jobs where there is generally a steady turn-over, and which don't require an employer to invest much in training the employee. It's just not worth their while, since the IEC worker will only be working for them for a few months, or possibly a year. Some of these jobs are in an office environment (for example, hotels, tour companies, car rental agencies etc.)

I live in a resort town and therefore, what I've seen of the IEC program and workers I have met is from that perspective. You've posted here in the Vancouver forum, so I assume that's where you are thinking you would like to be. I can't really say much about the IEC program and the job propspects for a large city, other than I think what I wrote above still holds true (about the type of job you are likely to find). Also, keep in mind that Vancouver is a very, very expensive city to live in and affordable housing can be very difficult to find.

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3. Re: IEC Working holiday visa

Welcome to the forums, squirrel218;

If I may suggest.

As helpful as your intentions are, this thread is almost a year old. Before posting, have a look at the dates.

Best Regards

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4. Re: IEC Working holiday visa

In 4 out of 4 posts, squirrel has included a link to the same travel insurance website... a bit of promo going on, ya think?

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5. Re: IEC Working holiday visa

Good sleuthing krp. maybe a little "reporting" is in order :)

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6. Re: IEC Working holiday visa

Sorry, typo - should have said "4 out of 5 posts".

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