Work In America Or Canada 2009

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Presentation given by BUNAC to CDEC, 23rd February 2009

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Work In America Or Canada 2009

  1. 1. Work in America or Canada with BUNAC
  2. 2. <ul><li>If not now…when? </li></ul><ul><li>Something different </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge and adventure </li></ul><ul><li>More than a tourist </li></ul><ul><li>Great on your CV </li></ul><ul><li>Earning money </li></ul><ul><li>Meet new people </li></ul>Why are you here?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Established since 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing support in UK & overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly and experienced staff </li></ul><ul><li>Unique visas – J1 & Open Work Authorisation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Flights & social events </li></ul>The BUNAC Difference
  4. 4. Where BUNAC could take you
  5. 5. <ul><li>Huge, diverse country </li></ul><ul><li>International cities vs. beautiful National Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly, hospitable people </li></ul><ul><li>Experience a new America in 2009! </li></ul>Why… … America … Canada <ul><li>Breathtaking natural scenery </li></ul><ul><li>World-class snow sports opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmopolitan cities of Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Theme Parks / Water Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Ranches </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels / Country Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Resort Towns / Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Office Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul>Working Abroad
  7. 7. <ul><li>Vogue, New York City </li></ul><ul><li>ITN News, Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Warner Music Group, New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Lynch, New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Senate, Washington D.C. </li></ul>Internships & Work Placements
  8. 8. <ul><li>4 month flexible work visa </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually any job, anywhere in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>30 days extra to travel </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC’s Job Directory </li></ul>Work America
  9. 9. <ul><li>Waiter/Waitress </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Office temp </li></ul><ul><li>Tattooist </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Horseback guide </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel receptionist </li></ul><ul><li>Fudge maker </li></ul><ul><li>Boat crew </li></ul><ul><li>Lifeguard </li></ul>Jobs you can’t do: Au pair, medical intern, camp counsellor, soccer/football coach Work America Jobs
  10. 10. <ul><li>You can use any method….. </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC’S free Job Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Job boards/newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>International companies (e.g. Gap/Starbucks) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact company directly (e.g. Disney/Sea World) </li></ul>You can pre-arrange work and accommodation Finding Work
  11. 12. <ul><li>Employer housing </li></ul><ul><li>University dorms </li></ul><ul><li>Workmates and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Notice boards </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC </li></ul>Remember: “Earlier is easier” Accommodation
  12. 14. Work America Flight Package <ul><li>BUNAC’s optional travel package includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Return flight from London – New York on a major airline </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, transferable ticket for a fee of $75 </li></ul><ul><li>First nights accommodation at the HI-NY hostel in Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC Money Wise Guidebook, BUNAC t- shirt and phone card </li></ul>Just £449!
  13. 15. <ul><li>BUNAC Membership £ 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Fee £234 </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance £138 </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime of Memories PRICELESS </li></ul>Other costs payable to US Government: Visa and Courier Fee: £101 SEVIS: £25 The Cost of an Amazing Summer
  14. 16. <ul><li>Long-standing tradition in USA </li></ul><ul><li>Students only </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-arranged work placement </li></ul><ul><li>Programme fee - £149 ( includes flights, food & accommodation) </li></ul><ul><li>Full use of camp facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Time to travel after camp </li></ul>Alternatively… KAMP USA
  15. 17. <ul><li>12 month flexible working visa - exclusive to BUNAC </li></ul><ul><li>Work anywhere in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Change jobs or take more than one job </li></ul>Work Canada
  16. 18. Work Canada Jobs <ul><li>On the slopes… </li></ul><ul><li>Resort guide </li></ul><ul><li>Ski lift operator </li></ul><ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Bar staff </li></ul><ul><li>Office work </li></ul><ul><li>Ski instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain bike guide </li></ul><ul><li>In the city… </li></ul><ul><li>Office temps </li></ul><ul><li>Waiter/waitress </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Bars/clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Festival staff </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant staff </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel work </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>BUNAC Job Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-in </li></ul><ul><li>Friends/family </li></ul><ul><li>Use contacts </li></ul>Arranging Work <ul><li>80 – 90% of participants job hunt on arrival in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Work in childcare, health care or teaching requires a medical during the visa application </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>What are your options? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you find it? </li></ul><ul><li>Tricky areas </li></ul>Accommodation
  19. 23. Whistler 2010
  20. 24. <ul><li>BUNAC Membership £ 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Fee £200 </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance (4 Month Policy) £155 </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC Group Flight from £475 </li></ul>Programme Participation Fee $150 (Payable to Canadian High Commission) Work Canada Costs
  21. 25. Travel Opportunities
  22. 26. The USA Los Angeles San Francisco Seattle Grand Canyon Denver Chicago Miami New Orleans Washington DC New York Boston
  23. 27. Canada
  24. 28. <ul><li>Logon to www.bunac.org </li></ul><ul><li>Create a BUNAC account </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a simple online application form </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up a BUNAC brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out your attendance card! </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online… it’s as easy as a, b, c… </li></ul>What next?

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