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International Experience Canada: 4,643 Invited in Latest Round of Invitations

Published on : February 12, 2024

In the week ending February 11, 2024, Canada issued 4,643 invitations to apply under International Experience Canada (IEC). Those invited can now apply for their Open Work Permits.

Previously, on December 11, 2023, an announcement was made that International Experience Canada (IEC) 2024 Opens for Applications.

Over 30 countries are eligible for the IEC pathway for a Canadian open work permit. There are three separate routes under IEC -

  1. Working Holiday
  2. Young Professionals
  3. International Co-Op (Internship)

How many IEC invitations in 2024?

Invitations issued in 2024 had 33,184 invited under the IEC Working Holiday route. Another 257 were for Young Professionals, with 1,390 for International Co-Op (Internship).

International Experience Canada | Invitations in 2024

Country

Invitations issued

Working Holiday

Young Professionals

International Co-Op (Internship)

Andorra

10

-

-

Australia

2,109

57

2

Austria

120

6

0

Belgium

605

-

-

Chile

485

24

10

Costa Rica

44

22

2

Croatia

36

4

0

Czech Republic

315

88

0

Denmark

102

-

-

Estonia

45

2

0

Finland

0

0

0

France

2,947

771

1,260

114 under French International Internship Program (VIE)

Germany

1,427

136

42

Greece

84

33

0

Hong Kong

160

-

-

Iceland

6

-

-

Ireland

1,966

59

15

Italy

921

-

-

Japan

2,651

-

-

Latvia

63

2

0

Lithuania

191

7

0

Luxembourg

7

0

0

Netherlands

489

64

-

New Zealand

697

-

-

Norway

49

7

6

Poland

209

15

0

Portugal

288

8

8

San Marino

1

-

-

Slovakia

196

21

0

Slovenia

16

6

0

South Korea

10,012

341

10

Spain

650

65

1

52 under ICEX Vives program (similar to France’s VIE)

Sweden

107

11

0

Switzerland

-

64

12

Taiwan

668

0

8

UK

5,508

37

14

Total invitations under the specific route

33,184

257

1,390

 

Which countries are eligible for Canada’s IEC?

There are over 30 countries eligible for the IEC of Canada.

International Experience Canada | Eligible Countries

Andorra

Austria

Australia

Belgium

Chile

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Hong Kong

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

New Zealand

Poland

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

South Korea

Sweden

Switzerland

Croatia

Greece

Lithuania

San Marino

Taiwan

UK

 

How many will get Canadian Work Permits under IEC in 2024?

In 2024, the target is that of inviting more than 74,000 applicants under IEC. An expression of interest (EOI) format is followed. Those selected are invited to apply and can submit their complete application.

Currently, around 80% of applications are processed within five weeks.

Want to live and work in Canada? Explore your options today. Get in touch with experts at Kansas Overseas.

FAQs

What is IEC of Canada?

Specifically targeted at the youth, International Experience Canada (IEC) gives them an opportunity to travel and work in Canada for up to two years. To be eligible, you must be a citizen of any of the partner countries.

What is IEC application process?

The basic process involves the following steps -

STEP 1: Complete the online form.

STEP 2: Get all required documents

STEP 3: Pay the applicable fees as per the IEC category.

STEP 4: Submit your complete application.

STEP 5: Give biometrics, if needed.

Can I add my dependents on my IEC application?

No, dependents cannot be added under the IEC program. However, they can separately apply for a visa to -

  • Study,
  • Work, or
  • Visit

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