Canadian working holiday visas in great demand
Canada, January 14: Demand for working holiday visas for Canada has increased significantly in the year 2010, reports USIT.
This news is certainly going to disappoint many youngsters planning to move to Canada for work this year. As per USIT, in just a span of two days, it has already filled its complement of nearly 1,000 places for working holiday programme of one year for people aged below 35 years. And any new applications for working holiday visa Canada have been placed on a waiting.
Meanwhile, it is being hoped that the government of Canada will give its nod to increasing slots of its working holiday scheme for applicants from Ireland.
Although, Canadian government had provided an additional 500 student visas last year, however, not withstanding a great demand for working holiday visas, the Canadian government is yet to take any decision whether or not to issue any additional working holiday visas to Irish applicants or not, affirmed Patrick Binns, Canada’s ambassador to Ireland.
So, USIT does not want to make false promises or hopes for people looking for immigrating to Canada on the basis of working holiday visas.
The unsuccessful or rejected applicants are advised to explore other visa options the limit of which has not been reached yet.
US is, no doubt, preferred by many people wanting to live and work abroad. But, due to difficulty in obtaining working visas for US, many opt for moving to Canada by getting working holiday visa.
An applicant from Ireland, who was lucky enough to get working holiday visa for Canada, said he would travel and work in Canada before coming back to his native country.
If immigrants moving to Canada on a working holiday visa are able to get long term work opportunities or permanent employment in Canada, then, many of them might like to stay back and apply for a residence visa in Canada.