It’s official, finally some good news for Canadian Working Holiday Visa applicants. Indeed, the Australian immigration has announced that Canadian citizens up to 35 years old will now be eligible to apply for a Work and Holiday visa. The information was also announced by the Canadian Government in an official press release.
Working Holiday Visa age limit up to 35 years for Canadians
The news has recently been announced. This could be the starting point of changes in the age limit for other countries participating in the program.
Indeed, on 28 August 2018, the Minister of Canadian Immigration and the Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs have announced an agreement to increase the age limit. From 1st November 2018, Canadian citizens aged up to 35 years will be able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) for Australia. Until today, the age limit was set at 30 years old. This will then allow young people between the ages of 30 to 35 to enjoy a Working Holiday visa too.
Canada is the first country to officially sign the increase of the age limit of Working Holiday Visa with Australia.
Requirements to apply for a WHV
The Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417 or 462) is a temporary visa. It allows young people aged 18 to 30 to holiday and work in Australia for up to one year.
During this period, you have the possibility to leave and reenter the country as many times as you want. You will also be able to work up to 6 months with the same employer and will be able to study for up to 4 months. This visa is renewable under certain conditions.
Remember that to apply for this visa, the applicant must meet the following conditions:
– Have turned 18 years of age but have not yet turned 31 / 35 years old for Canadian citizens
– Do not have any dependent children
– Have a valid passport from an eligible country
– Justify sufficient financial resources
– Be outside Australia when making the application.