We are here to offer advice and support. Once you are on the programme, you will have access to a BUNAC Work Canada Handbook which has useful advice on job hunting and lists the best websites to use for your search. Once in Canada, our partner offices have online job listings, computers, wi-fi have job boards, computers and knowledgeable staff who can assist you with your job hunt. they will be able to offer CV and cover letter writing assistance and interview advice, as well as help you to obtain your SIN (Social Insurance Number) which you will need before you begin working.
No, you can job hunt on arrival in Canada, even if you do pre-arrange work this visa does not restrict you to that employer so you can still change jobs when you get to Canada if you wish.
You can do almost anything on this work permit. A lot of people tend to do casual work as this is relatively easy to find e.g. working in a shop, restaurant or hotel. However, as the visa is for 12 months it is possible to find a more career related job (e.g. if you are a qualified teacher, you can get a teaching job in Canada). Ski resorts are popular destinations for skiing enthusiasts to work during the winter season and many of the employers in these resorts offer a ski pass as a perk of the job.
The Canadian work permit is very flexible. It allows you to work anywhere in Canada. You can go for 3 months or up to 12 months – it’s up to you. There are no restrictions on how long you can work for any one company so you can stay in the same job for the full 12 months or move on to another employer whenever you want.