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I am writing to try and find out if my idea to find (seasonal, full-time, outdoor, hospitality...) work in the USA is a crazy idea at my age. I am Canadian, so obviously the visa issue is a major concern. I came across this site on doing a search on the Internet. Did not see anything for Canada.

Here is my situation. I am a 54-year old (turned 54 in January) Canadian male. I live in rural Japan-a “lifer,” Japanese wife, home, and two small children. I graduated from a Master’s in Education (UBC, Vancouver) in 1998, and since then, have been teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Oman) and Asia (South Korea, and Japan). I just was let go from my last teaching job. I think it was my age. I consider myself to be a very fit and active 54-year old. I enjoy cycling. Additional language is Japanese. I don’t have a driver’s license-my Canadian/International one expired living overseas and not returning to Canada to renew it…. So my question is, am I crazy, or it is possible for a guy my age to embark on such a career?

Back in the day, I have held jobs as a waiter, bartender, camp counselor, and tree planter in northern British Columbia.

Any advice you  could provide would be sincerely appreciated.


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Lots of good and nice people (like myself) get fired for all kind of  unjust reasons (including behavioral reasons such as one cant get along with mean / b..i..t..c.h/ type of co worker or even bosses) in the city...good people with nice personalities can easily and unfairly get verbally abused by nasty employers and co workers ... So traveling thousand of miles out of state to work in national parks it can be the change that one needs. Obviously outdoor living and working can provide us with peaceful and better quality living and working conditions while interacting with nice people just like ourselves.


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