Important information for International WWOOFers (Visitors)

Jul 15, 2017

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If you are traveling to Canada as a foreign national, please be aware that WWOOF Canada cannot help you obtain a visa.  It may benefit you to secure your visa first, and then join WWOOF Canada.

Most WWOOFers enter Canada using a tourist visa; however, it is your responsibility to determine the correct visa for your visit.

Please keep in mind that WWOOF is NOT paid work.  WWOOFing is an educational experience, and WWOOF members are guests of their hosts.   Canada has strict labor and immigration laws that prohibit foreign nationals from “working” in the country without a work visa.

Most international WWOOFers communicate their intentions to visit Canada to immigration officials and enter without any problems. However, if you say that you are coming to “work on a farm” and you don’t have a work visa, immigration probably WILL NOT LET YOU ENTER CANADA. Please take this into consideration and plan your visit to Canada accordingly.

If you are traveling from another country, please be aware of this important distinction: as a WWOOFer, you are a TOURIST, NOT a WORKER. Please understand the laws and clearly communicate your intentions when you enter the country. WWOOF Canada is not responsible for any problems you may experience with immigration.

 

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