The UK has several schemes to allow Canadians to spend more time in the country than a regular tourist would. Youth in Canada have particular benefits, as many countries around the world have agreements with Canada to allow youth to travel and work. However, these are often for limited periods (1-2 years) and of course restricted to the young (sigh).
Several months ago, I began looking into how I could obtain the right to live and work in the UK in the longer term. I am a bit notorious in my family for wanting to keep every single option open, and this seemed like one more possibility that could be made available to me.