Living and working abroad is what dreams are made of. Canada is becoming an increasingly popular choice of destination for UK travellers. This is unsurprising, because Canada is an English speaking country. The transition could not be smoother, considering that there is no language barrier, so it’s easy to hit the ground running and find your way. Plus, Canada is a very inviting and friendly country too. Read all about a fulfilled life in Canada.

The Criteria

The holiday working visa Canada is one of the most attractive opportunities for people aged 18-30 who are willing to live, work and travel across Canada. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be eligible to apply to IEC even if you are 35 years old.  it’s best to check your eligibility by filling out an IEC assessment here.  Many UK citizens relocated to the country with an IEC visa and decided to stay forever. The visa is given for 6 to 24 months and allows you to see how working and living in Canada feels like. It’s a good idea to experience a little sample first.

It should be noted that IEC Canada visa program opens the applications around November or December. Indeed, the program opens generally around the same period each year however it does fluctuate.

Types of working visas in Canada

  • Employer Specific Work Permit
  • Open Work Permit
  • Working Holiday Program

Typically, the majority of UK citizens who work in Canada go for the employer-specific work permit that allows them to work for one employer for a pre-approved time period. This means you’ll have to obtain a valid job offer before you can start working in Canada. Subsequently, this is the way to secure this type of Canada working holiday visa.

Will you need a Labor Market Impact Assessment?

Any foreign nationals looking to emigrate to Canada should learn about the basic requirements that their future employers will need of them. In most cases, the employer will request that you have a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) done.

If you are being employed under the International Mobility Program, you do not need to have an LMAI done but you will need to pay a fee and submit an offer of employment to Citizenship and Immigration Canada through the Employer Portal before you can apply for a work permit.

Canada and the UK

The UK and Canada are close allies with strong historical ties. The two countries work together on many bilateral and international initiatives including the NATO, and the Commonwealth. Without a doubt, there is a solid relationship between Canada and the UK. UK nationals are greatly welcomed into Canada.

How we can help at Alliance Visas

With us at Alliance Visas, we make the process even simpler by offering the ‘full package’. The full package includes visa, job opportunity and accommodation. To learn more about working in Canada and how Alliance Visas can help streamline the process for you, contact us today and speak with an international visa specialist who can answer any question you might have.