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    Australia in seduction mode

    Australia in seduction mode

    Working while traveling is often the best way to extend your stay without breaking the bank. Australia has recently taken concrete steps to attract young backpackers to both cicadas and ants, including Canadians. What inspire a long trip to the land of kangaroos?


    Number of Australian work-visas issued to Canadians between June 2015 and June 2016, according to an annual report issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Security of the country. While this is down almost 1% from the previous year, many Canadians still choose this option for their stay. The British, Germans and French were the most likely to obtain such visas for this period (Canada ranks 8th).


    Holders of a Canadian passport are privileged: 99.5% of the requests made during the first six months of 2016 have been accepted. As both countries are members of the Commonwealth, a bilateral agreement allows paid temporary work for citizens of both countries.


    Maximum age to obtain the Working Holiday Visa number 417, issued to residents of partner countries such as the Commonwealth. The minimum age is 18 years old. Namely: the Australian government is considering raising the maximum age to 35 for applications from specific countries. No decision has yet been made, but Canada could be one of the first countries to benefit from this change, according to the Australian press.

    $ 50

    Discount granted from 1 July 2017 on all work-holiday visa applications. As a result, the price of the visa will rise from $ 440 to $ 390 (roughly the same amount in Canadian dollars).


    The tax rate, effective January 1, for foreigners earning $ 37,000 or less. A measure voted in the 2015-2016 budget first set this rate at 32.5%. The motion must, however, be accepted by the Senate.

    12 MONTHS

    Maximum length of stay for holders of working holiday visa number 417. As a general rule, it is impossible to work more than six months for the same employer. The only exception recently granted by the government is that employers with branches in two different regions can keep the same employee for 12 months. One semester in one region, one semester in another ... Under certain conditions, an application for a visa extension can be made.


    The influx of vacationers-workers is such in Australia that travel companies offer special packages for this clientele. On-site training, placement service, opening of the bank account, tax registration, reception and accommodation on arrival ... The possibilities are many, and prices can vary from a few tens to a few hundred dollars. Some specialized companies, in bulk: Australian Working Adventures, Working Holiday, Go Overseas or Global Work and Travel.

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