5 Reasons a UK Working Holiday is a MUST-DO for all Canadian Healthcare Professionals

1 August 2019  •  Working Abroad
5 Reasons a UK Working Holiday is a MUST-DO for all Canadian Healthcare Professionals

Britain is, without question, the go-to location for any Canadian healthcare professional. But what makes this tiny little island so appealing? Forget the questionable reputation about British cuisine, or the inevitably wet summer weather! Britain has charm and charisma unparalleled by any other country.

If you’re yet to make up your mind, here are 5 more good reasons why you should secure the UK working holiday visa.

1. Gateway to Travelling Europe

First things first, the UK offers breathtaking scenery and is an ideal working holiday destination. If you love the outdoors, then you are in for a great treat; including the rolling hills of Scotland, the Irish highlands, valleys and streams, wild heaths and moors, and the list goes on and on. What’s more? The UK is literally the gateway to travelling Europe. The Channel Tunnel, the world’s longest tunnel, connects England to France and serves millions of passengers and vehicles every year. The Port of Dover in Kent is also one of Europe’s largest cruise ports, servings millions of tourists looking for a continental adventure.

2. Favourable Exchange Rates

If you want to consider the economics of working in the UK, then the odds still tip in favour of the UK. The pound is significantly stronger than the Canadian dollar. Since you will be paid in pounds, the favorable exchange rate means you’ll be receiving more Canadian dollars when you exchange them back home. You can always compare your potential income by visiting this site and see how much more you’ll receive if you choose to work in the UK.

3. Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa

The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa is designed to provide temporary opportunity to work in the UK for people aged 18 to 30. Eligibility is limited to certain countries, and luckily, Canada is one of them. The visa lasts up to 24 months, during which you have a chance to give a boost to your skills while enjoying the perks of working in the UK. Note that you cannot extend this visa, so be sure to make the most out of your 24 months.

4. Cultural and Historic Links

The Brits are proud of their culture and they are not afraid of making it known to all. From the historic theaters, hundreds of festivals, to the thousands of museums giving you a peek into ancient Britain, you will be spoilt for choice. While you are there, don’t forget to check out a few historic sites including the Roman Ruins of Britain, the Castles of William the Conqueror, the Stonehenge, just to name a few.

5. Walk The Road Less Traveled

You don’t get the chance to enjoy a working holiday in the UK every day, so you might as well let yourself enjoy this rare opportunity. Treat yourself to a rich cultural and historical experience as you enjoy great scenery plus a chance to meet and make new friends, all while still getting paid.

If you would like to enjoy a UK working holiday, we can help make your dream come true. Talk to us today, and we’ll offer guidance and help you figure out if you qualify.

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