Fellow Canadians! Feeling lost, looking for an adventure/new career and don’t know where to start? Or maybe your qualifications aren’t at a level where they’re being highly sought after… Well, I’ll share some cool ideas with you that I’ve learned about throughout the past many years!
First thing’s first – a bit biased, but nonetheless, a fantastic career option (no need to explain, you see enough through some of my posts coming back from trips around the world):
Canadian Forces: http://www.forces.ca/en/home
Don’t want to leave the country but want to have an adventure domestically?
Canadian Coast Guard:
Do you want to study abroad but afraid that you can’t afford the international student tuition?
Study in Norway for free:
Study in Germany for almost free: http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-stu…/…/germany/guide
Want to fly sky high and see many countries in a short period of time? Compensated well in salary, benefits and vacation? Discounted flight for family? If you can handle living abroad with paid accommodation, then you may want to check out positions for the following airlines:
Another way you can live abroad with a decent income is to teach English abroad. Many countries will accept teachers without a degree, asking for a minimum nativity in the English language and completion of a TEFL/TESOL course – which can be completed in any major city or even online. Don’t get me wrong, a Bachelor’s degree will help broaden your opportunities in more countries, but it isn’t required!
Check out this accredited online TEFL course with internships opportunities abroad:
Want to have the opportunity to temporarily live/work abroad with a support system backing you up?
Check out Canada’s “SWAP” program!
No, that’s not a dog barking, but a concept and opportunity much cooler than that!
WWOOF organisations connect people who want to live and learn on organic farms and smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.
WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. Volunteers give hands on help in return.
The cool thing about this? You can go to almost any country in the world and WWOOF!
Like kids? Enjoy babysitting? Ever think of becoming an Au-Pair?
What is an “Au-Pair”?
An au pair is a young adult from another country who lives with your family for a year and provides in-home childcare (like a nanny, but better)! Au pairs work up to 45 hours per week, in exchange for the opportunity to live with a family in a foreign country. Because au pairs provide live-in childcare, they offer greater flexibility, caring for your children at times that accommodate your family’s individual schedule.
Like WWOOFING, this is another website posting volunteer opportunities worldwide in exchange for room and board. It’s a great way to learn culture, a new language and of course, to live up a new adventure!
Would you like to sail the seven seas? Sailing from one country to the next on a private yacht or sailboat and get paid for it? Have some skills you can contribute; whether they be culinary or previous sailing experience? Then I think you should check this website out!
Want to backpack the world on a budget but sleep under a warm and safe roof the for the night? Well, if you’re open-minded, you may want to check outCouchsurfing.com!
I hope you guys enjoy this list that I crafted up for you! Better yet, I hope this inspires you to get out there and try something new!
You’ve got one life to live, make the best of it and start shaping up your legacy!