Working and living abroad requires a lot of research and preparation. These websites are great starting points for people interesting in taking their skills overseas.

• SWAP Working Holidays ( Offers more information about the program and gives great tips on topics from paperwork to packing.

• Working Overseas ( Search more information about Jean-Marc Hachey’s book The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas, right, and get subscription details for the book’s online version.

• Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada ( Check out this site’s section on travelling and working abroad for both essential facts and destination options.

• The Go Abroad Fair ( Find out when the fair is coming to a Canadian destination, sign up for their e-newsletter and gather information on previous exhibitors.

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