This summer, Canada is coming to London as BUNAC hosts its first ever Work Canada Ultimate Job Fair on 11th and 12th August.
Representatives from top ski resorts including the Four Seasons Whistler, Blue Mountain Ontario and Panorama Mountain British Columbia are crossing the Pond to hire suitable candidates.
“It’s a great opportunity for young travellers who have obtained – or are about to apply for – an IEC work permit, to secure employment and a place on the slopes for the coming winter season,” said a BUNAC spokesperson.
Canada is set to be a favourite gap year option for the Class of 2017 since it was voted Lonely Planet’s destination of the year. Visitors will benefit from the positive spirit and numerous events scheduled to celebrate 150 years since Confederation, as well as the Canadian dollar giving mch better value for money than the strong US dollar against the pound.
The IEC work permit allows eligible British passport holders aged 18 to 30 and Irish passport holders aged 18 to 35 years, the chance to live and work in Canada for up to 24 months, so there’s plenty of opportunity to travel around the world’s second largest country.
“Canada is currently our fastest-growing destination and students who are currently bogged down with exam revision and haven’t found the time to look for gap year jobs abroad needn’t panic,” said BUNAC spokesperson, Emma Beynon comments, who added, “There are still Canadian IEC visas available for UK and Irish citizens and anyone who signs up to our Work Canada Ultimate programme receives an exclusive invitation to the Job Fair in August, and the opportunity to pre-book interviews with two employers of their choice.”
BUNAC offers more than 25 years’ experience of arranging work placements in Canada and provide The Work Canada Ultimate programme which costs £499 and includes support and advice before and during the trip, a pre-arranged job prior to departure, two nights’ accommodation on arrival, assistance with accommodation when working (subsidised by employers), arrival orientation and social activities, free or discounted ski passes, access to in-country job databases and support for future work opportunities, webinars to allow that inevitable list of questions to be answered, as well as a handbook, guidebook and t-shirt.