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How to apply for a working holiday visa to Australia from Canada



If you are a Canadian citizen who is aged between 18 and 35 years of age and you would like to visit Australia for an extended period, you may consider applying for a working holiday subclass 417 visa.

This visa will allow you to reside in Australia for an initial period of 12 months, and if eligible, you may then apply for a second year working holiday visa. As a result of legislative changes recently enacted (with effect from 1 July 2019), a third year working holiday visa will also be available, thereby potentially granting you an overall stay period of 3 years in Australia as a working holiday visa holder.

These features make a working holiday visa an attractive option for thousands of Canadian applicants each year, with the annual statistics (for the 12 months to 31 December 2018) placing Canada in the top 10 list of countries for applications lodged under the working holiday visa program.

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Top Five Ski Runs in Les Trois Vallees

Three Valleys - France


What makes the Three Valleys ski area in France stand out? Is it the 335 varied ski runs on offer throughout the area? Or is it the fact that it’s the largest linked ski area in the world?

We think it’s a combination of stunning alpine views, thrilling on and off-piste runs for all abilities and the proximity to the luxurious ski resorts of Courchevel and Meribel.

With so many runs to choose from, it’s hard narrowing it down to the top few. However, we’ve done our best to make a list of the top five ski runs in the three valleys so you can make the most of the mountain.

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USA Snow Season for Newbies


Contribution by freelance writer Jennifer Dawson

America is home to over four hundred and fifty ski resorts, from one-chair hills to large destination resorts. If you’re interested in getting hired at one of these resorts, learning about the types of jobs available, figuring out where the jobs are and deciding whether you'll need to rely on tips to make ends meet will be important.


Winter Snow

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6 Habits for a Healthy Snow Season


Contribution from freelance writer Jennifer Dawson

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a 70% chance of an El Niño pattern winter for the Northern Hemisphere, which could mean a snow season with warmer weather and less power days than we’d like.

When you work hard and play hard, and count on the winter for the lion’s share of your annual income, you can’t afford to have a sick day in the midst of a limited snow season. Especially if you’ve planned ahead for this epic work/holiday! Staying fit and healthy so you can make the most of the season means adopting healthful routines to treat your body right. From diet tips to preventive health measures, here’s 6 ways to ensure you can thrive throughout a season on the slopes.


Blueberry smoothie

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The Benefits of Winter Weather on Mental Health


- Guest post by Adam Durnham

Winter has always received a bad reputation when it comes to affecting people's moods. However, there are still reasons why the winter season can also be good for one's mental health.

Snow on Berries

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Staying Hydrated When Snowboarding or Skiing


Contribution from freelance writer Jennifer Dawson

Water Bottle


Did you know you lose twice as much water when at higher altitudes compared to sea level? It is therefore twice as important to stay hydrated when doing winter sports. When it comes to things to consider when going for a ski or snowboarding trip, most people overlook preparing their bodies yet go great lengths to prepare for the adventure in terms of attire and gear.

It may seem counterintuitive, staying hydrated during winter. The cold temperatures may inhibit any desires to drink up. Maybe you are just trying to minimize the number of bathroom breaks so you can make the best out of your time on the slopes. However, staying hydrated is of utmost importance for your health, performance, and safety.

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