Canada Visa Holder's
Canada Visa Holder's Travel Tips
This program only has space for 200 people a year and applicants must
be enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution. After an orientation
program in Vancouver you find your own job with help from the CFS. Most
jobs are in the service area - as waiters, bar attendants, cleaners and
maids - particularly in the snowfields over winter, although SWAP participants
have worked in other kinds of jobs ranging from farmhands to hotel porters.
You are issued with a one year, non-extendable visa which allows you to
work anywhere in the country. 'Swappers' must be Australian or New Zealand
citizens. STA Travel arranges group departures at reduced fares leaving
from most major Australian and New Zealand cities in November and December.
Independent departures leave throughout the rest of the year. Participants
are given orientation information and a copy of this Lonely Planet book
prior to departure.
For full details in Australia contact an STA office or phone. In New Zealand
you can also Contact any STA office or phone toll-free. Working Holiday
Program This is another program, which is open to all Australians (the
New Zealand program is, 1 Facts for the Visitor - Accommodation 81 under
review) between the ages of 18 and 25 and they need not be enrolled in
a postsecondary educational institution. This program has a quota of 3000
annually. Application forms can be obtained by contacting the Canadian
Consulate General in Sydney, Australia. See Embassies & Consulates
earlier in this chapter for the address or visit its Web site at www.canada.org.au.
The minimum processing time for these applications is 12 weeks. ACCOMMODATION
camping there are campgrounds all over Canada - federal, provincial and
privately owned. Government sites are nearly always better and cheaper
and, not surprisingly, fill up the quickest. Government parks are well
laid out, green and well treed.
They are usually quiet, situated to take advantage of the local landscape,
and offer a program of events and talks. Private campgrounds are generally
geared to trailers (caravans) and recreational vehicles (RVs). They often
have more services available and swimming pools and other entertainment
facilities. In national parks, camping fees range from $10 to $19 for
an un serviced site, and to as high as $23 for sites with services like
electricity. There is usually a park entrance fee as well. See under Tourist
Offices earlier for more information. Provincial-park camping rates vary
with each province but range from $10 to $22. Interior camping in the
wilderness parks is always less, about $5 or $6. Commercial campgrounds
are generally several dollars more expensive than those in either provincial
or national parks. Government parks start closing in early September for
the winter. Dates vary according to the location. Some remain open for
maintenance even when camping is finished and they might let you camp
at a reduced rate.