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BrummieOnTheRun · 25/06/2007 09:59
I've been in e-mail dialogue with a nice US girl (and seen the profiles of lots of great canadian girls) so that's why I was particularly interested in north american situation. but thanks expat.
if the yank thing is complicated I'll knock it on the head.
MintyDixCharrington · 27/06/2007 21:34
I've got a US girl coming over on BUNAC. It works because she's a student (has to be a current student or left in the previous year or something), and is coming to be a live in "au pair" for 8 weeks (can't be more than 6 months).
Card costs $220 though!
eleusis · 28/06/2007 08:26
You can hire from Canada (or any other commonwealth country) within a certain age rage (in their 20s?)and they can come over on a holiday maker visa for two years, and work for one of those years.
I highly recommend Canadians. My experience is that they are hard working, good communicators, and don't expect many of the perks the europeans consider to be among their civil rights.
My old nanny is from Canada and my new one arrives one week from today. The new one is also Canadain (but actually had dual citizenship (Canda and UK) so she can stay as long as she likes.
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