Hi guys, Canadian here with a 180 day working holiday visa that can be extended for another 180 days.
I read on reddit and was advised to post here to get some advice.
I heard that English Schools want people with ARC’s only despite the working holiday visa allowing you me to work anywhere in Taiwan for up to 1 year. I am not eligible for an ARC on a working holiday visa just a resident ID number.
My question is, will it be hard to find work to supplement my travels here in Taipei with this visa such as English teaching?
Would be nice if someone who has experienced coming to Taiwan on this visa previously to answer.
" Are there any restrictions on the type of work working holidaymakers are allowed to do?
Generally, there are no restrictions on the type of work. However, working holidaymakers shall not work in places of ill repute."
I believe it’s written on the visa in Chinese that the holder has work rights, but Taiwanese employers probably still won’t believe it until they check with someone else who isn’t a foreigner. You’re going to learn some culture during your stay
The thread @yyy linked has some good information and anecdotes that will be crucial to your experience in Taiwan on the working holiday visa.
Great advice. I don’t understand why more foreigners don’t just magically download Chinese into their brains the minute they land in Taiwan so they can get a “local job” for half the pay and twice the stress.
"Does the employer of a foreign national who is staying in Taiwan on a working holiday visa need to apply for a separate work permit for the foreign national with the Ministry of the Labor?
In accordance with Article 4 of the Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers, working holiday visas are deemed work permits. Therefore, employers of holders of such visa do not need to apply for a work permit with the Ministry of Labor.