PARIS from PERTH

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!

Paris from Perth - Canadiana Toronto Backpacker Hostel in Canada


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