The Canukistanis reportedly want a bit of reciprocity in Korea’s working holiday program:
Canada requested Thursday that its citizens on the working holiday program in Korea be granted the same benefits their Korean counterparts enjoy in the North American country.
“Most Canadians are here as English teachers but they can’t do it under the working holiday program,” Chatterson said.
He said the Korean government had rejected the request.
“I think it is discrimination… (in that) Koreans can do almost anything in Canada under the working holiday program,” he noted.
The Canadian embassy also complained that “Korea is the only country that does not allow Canadians on working holiday visas to teach English.” Only 20 Canadians came to Korea on working holiday last year, as opposed to 4,000 Koreans who went to Canada on the same program.