Thats a good point that Oldnugly made!
Its the same here with a some people but most people are pretty laidback and dont get offended by stuff like that! Plus we LOVE foreigners! As long as you're interested in learning aboout our culture and try to fit in and adapt to the way we do things......then everybody will love you! I work in a youth hostel and get to meet sooo many cool foreigners every day! I love it! And most Aussies are like that too.
Is this gonna be a tug-of-war......pulling lo2 back and forth between Canada and Australia?!?!
In terms of weather, Canada might be the better option just cos you have two different extremes which is nice. But if you're looking for sun, come to Aus!! Its winter now and we've averaged about 15 or 16 degrees! Bloody freezing in my opinion lol!
In terms of what you could do on your year abroad.....I dunno about Canada but in Australia, it used to be the law that people on working holiday visas could only work in any once place for 3 months at a time. But now its been changed to 6 months. So you could work for 6 months in Sydney....then maybe 3 months in Brisbane then maybe travel for 3 months around the country. Thats what a lot of people end up doing.
Whatever you choose though, I'm sure that you'll have an awesome time and I for one wanna hear all about it!