Friday, January 08, 2010

3 ways to come to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games



As you may already know, Canada is hosting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. If you want to come to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, there are 3 ways to do it.

1. As an Olympic/Paralympic “Family Member”
This includes: athletes, team officials, International Olympic/Paralympic Committee members, International Sports Federation members, National Olympic/Paralympic Committee members, selected media representatives of broadcasters and press, observers from other organizing committees and other guests – all of whom must be designated by the International Olympic/Paralympic Committees.

2. As a Games-accredited Work Force Member (Primary Workforce)
This only includes workers who are under contract with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) — not ones hired by independent employers. More information here.

This also includes: VANOC staff and volunteers, technical and operational staff of sponsors, broadcasters, press, other organizing committees, contractors and other government/law enforcement organizations.

3. As a visitor or temporary worker not under contract with VANOC (Secondary Workforce)
If you want to attend the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as a spectator, or to work for an employer other than VANOC, you need to meet certain visa requirements.

Here's a guide for Visiting Canada and How to Expedite process for work permit application. And here's how to find jobs in Canada.