Seasonal work opportunities
Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Canada Having lived in Australia and now visiting Canada, Fijians who are able to secure a visa to Australia and here in Canada, could set themselves up doing seasonal work in both countries. From June to September, one could be involved in picking blueberries out here and from October to March, the different seasonal work available in Australia. The HSBC World Sevens series will be become even more popular given the inclusion of the Sevens Rugby in the Olympic Games. One can use the HSBC World Sevens Series
as an excuse to apply for a visa to Canada, Australia and New Zealand and one could be lucky to get a multiple travel visa to these countries if you request to make the visit every year. With Canada, once you enter the country, even if your visa is only for one week, you can stay up to six months, unless if your passport is stamped “must leave on a particular date.” Once you get a Canadian Visa, you can also apply for a USA Transit Visa, as it is cheaper going through Los Angeles than travelling through Korea to get to Canada. If you are allowed a USA Transit visa, it would be a multiple travel visa of up to 10 years. Blueberry farms still need people out here and the Serevi Invitational Sevens to be held here towards the end of this month is one way of coming out here, if you want to kill three birds with one stone.