Hello! Welcome. I originally didn't think you did, but you need to upload a 1 page cv.
(Original post by daydream believer)
So i'm applying for the Bunac work visa when they re-open in December. I wish it was this year but need to save money first!
I'm just wondering if the visa application is pretty easy to fill out? Do you need to upload your cv aswell? Aww i wish it was this year i'm going but going to apply the 1st day they open so trying to get as much info as possible
The following link should give you a heads up of what to have ready for that date in December
Last edited by ChrisBan; 16-06-2010 at 09:32.
Yep, you can only get the visa via BUNAC. The Canadian government will simply link you back to BUNAC. Whilst the fees may seem expensive, it will be well worth it! You are also required to get insurance as part of the terms of the visa
(Original post by kev_gallagher)
Does anyone know if it is possible to apply for the work visa without going through BUNAC? I just want to get the visa and sort everything else out on my own so it would be nice to save the £200 fee they charge! Has anyone done this before?
Also, going through BUNAC does this sound realistic for the costs involved:
BUNAC fee £200
visa fee £100
Police check £35/£40
plus flights and insurance...
Does anyone know what the restrictions are on flights and insurance - do you need to have return flights booked or is one way ok? also, do you need insurance?!!
(Original post by SRVvelvetslash)
As far as I know, you can only go through Bunac to get the temporary work visa as they have a special agreement with the Canadian High Commission. So you kinda have to suck it up in regards to the £200. You get all the proper information though as Bunac sort all the visa application out for you, so all you have to do is fill out the forms. For flights you HAVE to get a return flight....this is the deal with the visa. Just so they know that you ARE going to return home after your visa is up. Insurance is also needed and Bunac require you to have this before they give you your work authorisation letter. The thing with both of these though is that you don't have to go through Bunac directly to get flights and insurance. If you did it would cost a lot more and there is no real benefit to paying the extra fees.
One bit of advice would be to not get really cheap insurance as if something does happen and you have to claim then you won't get much of a pay out, if at all. The group flights may be worth it if you want to meet some people in the same boat as you, if not you can always wait til you get to a hostel.
Anyhoo, this is all from what I have found out as I'm off to Toronto in september. Hope this helps!
As for you "SRVvelvetslash" I'm thinking of Toronto next April/May. Update us on how you find getting accomodation (what you did to get it) and job hunting. I've signed up on that Facebook group but unsurprisingly most people head to Vancouver! On that note, are you doing the group flight... because again it seems hardly anyone goes to Toronto.
Last edited by ChrisBan; 24-06-2010 at 13:10.