As you likely know, we get a lot of backpackers coming to Toronto hostels on what are called worling holiday visas.
They are normally granted as year-long visas to young people (from developed countries) under the age of 32. These visas are the result of reciprocal agreements between governments.
Paris, from Perth is a young scientist who has come to Toronto aspart of an effort to reinvent herself. She is (or was) a scientist (a pathologist, to be precise) who has tired of working for a “wage”.
She spent a few years in fast-paced London. England. Her visa expired so she applied for a Canadian visa.
Unlike other foreign nationals, Australians are granted 2 year visas and can renew annually ubtil they reach the age of 32. They even have the option of applying for permanent residency after a few years!
As well as being a scientist, Paris is an accomplished photographer who has plans to open her own photography business specializing in location work for special events – weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs etc.
We really feel honoured because this well-traveled lady speaks so highly of Toronto. A lot of people are married back home in Perth, Oz; but Paris prefers the “energy” of Toronto.
So we welcome Paris to Toronto with open arms and wish her well!