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    (Original post by fiona344)
    Did any of you guys have trouble downloading/opening the forms from the IEC? They quite simply will not open on my computer. I've never even heard of .php before :confused:
    Are you on a mac? If so visit the FAQ section of the IEC website, there are a whole host of issues relating to mac users.

    As for .php it is a saved web browser saved file, so try going into a different and going to file and open the file from there
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    When is a good time apply to go for say spring/summer time of 2012?
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    (Original post by Rock Fan)
    When is a good time apply to go for say spring/summer time of 2012?
    As long as they keep the system the same for next year, you'll need to apply in mid-Jan 2012. The terms of the visa (once granted, it'll take a while) means you can enter within a year....so say, it was granted end of Feb 2012, you'll have until end of Feb 2013 to actually enter Canada and start it.
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    Sent my Police check off today after a bit of a delay. I know I'm a bit late to the game but at least the wheels are in motion! It's a shame it takes so long to get back because my actual visa app has been ready for days! That said, I couldn't justify £75 for the fastrack.
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    I'm looking at doing this possibly next year. Apologies if this is on the BUNAC website but I can't open it at the moment for some reason and am just remembering off the top of my head! But am I correct in that as soon as you've applied through BUNAC, the place is definitely yours? Provided you have no police problems etc.
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    (Original post by wordsearch)
    I'm looking at doing this possibly next year. Apologies if this is on the BUNAC website but I can't open it at the moment for some reason and am just remembering off the top of my head! But am I correct in that as soon as you've applied through BUNAC, the place is definitely yours? Provided you have no police problems etc.
    As I understand it, BUNAC reserves you one of the visas that have been set aside for them once you have paid your fees to them direct. Whilst this should 'guarantee' you a visa when you apply, should the Canadian embassy decide to lower the number of visas, they can cut off at any time. I believe in this case you would get your BUNAC fees back.

    I hope that someone will confirm or correct me on this.

    edit: I think I have read somewhere however, though again this is not for definite, that BUNAC will not be receiving a share of visas in the next couple of years. I think it mentioned that they were phasing it out.
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    (Original post by middletondt)
    It's a shame it takes so long to get back because my actual visa app has been ready for days!
    Same.....I'm just waiting and waiting, been two weeks to the day now, while everything else is ready.
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    Am I right that you have to enter Canada before you are 31?
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    Hey everyone, I'm just printing off my ACRO and application forms just now. There is so much to do! But I'm too excited to care .
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    (Original post by Rock Fan)
    Am I right that you have to enter Canada before you are 31?
    The Commission website just says you have to be between 18-30 to apply, nothing about when you actually enter - so by that logic, as long as you apply before you're 30 then you're fine no matter when your birthday is. I'd double check though if you're concerned.
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    (Original post by gemini89)
    The Commission website just says you have to be between 18-30 to apply, nothing about when you actually enter - so by that logic, as long as you apply before you're 30 then you're fine no matter when your birthday is. I'd double check though if you're concerned.
    Cheers for all your help
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    Agarrrrrrrh....I'm really not having much luck Got my police certificate today (15 days after I sent it to them) and the address is wrong!! Ok, so people can make mistakes, but I don't expect a police office to, especially when I'm paying £35 and it's already late. I did manage to speak to someone just now though, and they said they'd sort it tonight and send it out first thing tomorrow morning.

    So all being well my application will finally be sent out Friday, two police certificates and a closed bank account later! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by gemini89)
    Agarrrrrrrh....I'm really not having much luck Got my police certificate today (15 days after I sent it to them) and the address is wrong!! Ok, so people can make mistakes, but I don't expect a police office to, especially when I'm paying £35 and it's already late. I did manage to speak to someone just now though, and they said they'd sort it tonight and send it out first thing tomorrow morning.

    So all being well my application will finally be sent out Friday, two police certificates and a closed bank account later! :rolleyes:
    Doh! I'm still waiting for mine, it's taken ageeeeees. I think I sent off over 2 and half weeks ago! Maybe nearly 3!
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    (Original post by BillyM)
    Doh! I'm still waiting for mine, it's taken ageeeeees. I think I sent off over 2 and half weeks ago! Maybe nearly 3!
    Definitely give them a call or email - I emailed on Monday asking for the status on mine and I got a really prompt email back saying it would be in the post that afternoon. Then when I received it yesterday it had the 'printing' date as Monday 31st....so it appears it hadn't been done until I emailed.
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    Hey
    I have a question regarding the visa application.
    When it asks for additional information, it asks about a family military background, my cousin is currently serving in the Navy, should I put this down? Or does it mean immediate family or myself?
    Any help would be great thanks
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    Hi, I've only just found out about BUNAC and I'd really love to do it. Is it too late to apply for this summer?

    Also I see on their website that it costs £254, plus I'd need insurance so say that's around £400 in total. But where it says 'group flights £575, does that mean I would have to pay £575 or it's split between a group?

    Also, what other costsare there? Basically, could I do this with £1000?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    Hi, I've only just found out about BUNAC and I'd really love to do it. Is it too late to apply for this summer?

    Also I see on their website that it costs £254, plus I'd need insurance so say that's around £400 in total. But where it says 'group flights £575, does that mean I would have to pay £575 or it's split between a group?

    Also, what other costsare there? Basically, could I do this with £1000?

    Thanks!
    A 'group flight' is a flight on which lots of BUNAC participants fly to Canada on...it's an ordinary scheduled flight with a company like Air Canada, but it's done so you can meet other people going to your destination.

    The visa is £100 but you do not pay this until you are conditionally accepted, and are refunded if you are then rejected later. You also need a police check to get the visa - that's another £35 for the 10 day process, but you can pay more for it to be done quicker. You also have to pay to send your application to France, and for a set of passport photos, so that's another £10 minimum, in case it makes any difference! So that's £150ish for the actual visa. Then, as you already mentioned, there is the insurance. And the flight, of which cost depends on where you're going and whether you want one of these group flights or not.

    These above fees are excluded from the BUNAC cost. Whether through BUNAC or direct to the Canadian embassy (IEC), you have to fill out the forms, get proof that you have £2,000 in your bank account (or someone elses, acting as a guarantor), get the police check and then send it off.
    The benefits you pay BUNAC for are: a 'reserved' visa (for as long as they are available, there's 5,000 total, not sure how many BUNAC are allowed to 'reserve'), advice to fill out the application (though I have seen complaints on the Facebook group about lack of help/contact), the opportunity to have group flights, and the SWAP offices in main Canadian cities, for advice on jobs, bank accounts etc when you're there.

    I've applied directly to the Canadian gov, and have a conditional acceptance, so that means my application has now been sent to the Commission in London to process.
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    Hi, I've only just found out about BUNAC and I'd really love to do it. Is it too late to apply for this summer?

    Also I see on their website that it costs £254, plus I'd need insurance so say that's around £400 in total. But where it says 'group flights £575, does that mean I would have to pay £575 or it's split between a group?

    Also, what other costsare there? Basically, could I do this with £1000?

    Thanks!
    Hi! There are still limited spaces on our programme, so if you are interested, don't miss out! As mentioned above, BUNAC reserve your visa and give full visa processing support as well as access to job and accommodation hunting resources in Canada and group flights. Book your place now www.bunac.org.uk/workcanada
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    (Original post by gemini89)
    A 'group flight' is a flight on which lots of BUNAC participants fly to Canada on...it's an ordinary scheduled flight with a company like Air Canada, but it's done so you can meet other people going to your destination.

    The visa is £100 but you do not pay this until you are conditionally accepted, and are refunded if you are then rejected later. You also need a police check to get the visa - that's another £35 for the 10 day process, but you can pay more for it to be done quicker. You also have to pay to send your application to France, and for a set of passport photos, so that's another £10 minimum, in case it makes any difference! So that's £150ish for the actual visa. Then, as you already mentioned, there is the insurance. And the flight, of which cost depends on where you're going and whether you want one of these group flights or not.

    These above fees are excluded from the BUNAC cost. Whether through BUNAC or direct to the Canadian embassy (IEC), you have to fill out the forms, get proof that you have £2,000 in your bank account (or someone elses, acting as a guarantor), get the police check and then send it off.
    The benefits you pay BUNAC for are: a 'reserved' visa (for as long as they are available, there's 5,000 total, not sure how many BUNAC are allowed to 'reserve'), advice to fill out the application (though I have seen complaints on the Facebook group about lack of help/contact), the opportunity to have group flights, and the SWAP offices in main Canadian cities, for advice on jobs, bank accounts etc when you're there.

    I've applied directly to the Canadian gov, and have a conditional acceptance, so that means my application has now been sent to the Commission in London to process.
    Congratulations , I know mines been received. Did they email you or post something to you? (*goes to check junk email*)
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    Congratulations , I know mines been received. Did they email you or post something to you? (*goes to check junk email*)
    They sent me a email the same day it was received in France...like 3 hours later
 
 
 
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