To see our website filtered by a specific destination, select the country: You are viewing content related to . To view a specific destination, . To view a specific destination, click here

International Experience Canada Is Now Open

By Casey December 15, 2023 (Updated January 22, 2024) 1 min. read
IEC Program

On December 11, 2023, the Minister of IRCC, Marc Miller, announced the opening of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program to approximately 90,000 young individuals from over 35 countries worldwide. This program offers a fantastic opportunity for Canadian and international youth between the ages of 18-35 to work and travel in each other’s countries.

Work and Travel Options for IEC Canada

There are three available work and travel options for those looking to spend up to two years in Canada:

  1. Working Holiday – This program grants temporary employment permits to young individuals aged 18 to 35 from more than 30 countries.
  2. Young professionals – This category is an employer-specific work visa for individuals who have a job offer in Canada before arrival. It also allows persons who have previously visited Canada on an IEC working holiday visa to return to work for an additional 12-24 months, depending on their nationality.
  3. International Co-op (Internship) – This work permit allows students to work full-time during standard academic terms.

When Is the Best Time to Apply for IEC?

If you are an individual seeking to participate in this program and live in Canada, it is advisable to apply as soon as possible, as some countries may reach their quotas quickly.

For Canadian employers interested in hiring a foreign national, exploring the IEC program could be a suitable solution.

Are You Interested in Canada’s IEC Program?

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals, and consultants who work for VisaPlace, an award-winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

Ready for the next step? Book your 1 on 1 consultation now or call us at 1-877-296-0874.

Have a Question related to your Immigration Needs?

Click here to fill out the FREE Immigration Assessment form below and get a response within 24 hours to see if you’re eligible.

The assessment form should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete. We will get back to you within one business day to let you know if we are able to help.

Mark R. Post Avatar

Mark R. Post

My new life is possible because of working with Visaplace. they took my case and knew exactly how to achieve the goals I’d set for myself and my family. Kind and courteous and got the job done.

James C. Starkes Avatar

James C. Starkes

I got my US L1 Visa through them, pretty smooth process. We weren’t sure they’d take our case as we had some issues with retrieving some documents, but they worked with us on getting everything we needed. Recommend.

Michael H. Perry Avatar

Michael H. Perry

I express deep appreciation to VisaPlace for their unwavering commitment in securing my visa successfully. Their unmatched professionalism has left me thoroughly satisfied with the results.

Severina Tedford Avatar

Severina Tedford

Allow me to express that our case proved to be more complex than initially anticipated. However, Aisha and Reena provided unwavering support throughout the entire process. At each juncture, they offered clear guidance on necessary actions, guiding us through the intricacies we couldn’t navigate independently. While the procedure proved more intricate than expected, our legal team maintained close communication, ensuring we were well-informed and adequately prepared. Confronted with challenges, they approached them with a positive attitude, instilling confidence through their professionalism and competence. I wholeheartedly recommend their services. While moments of stress were inevitable, their assurance and ability to convey that confidence were instrumental. Reflecting on the experience, I am certain we would not have succeeded without their assistance, or at the very least, the journey would have been significantly prolonged.

videos download Avatar

videos download

Very impressed. We had an application that was not straightforward, but our legal team put us at ease at every step of the way. I can’t imagine what the process would have been like without their help. Highly competent and reliable. If you’re trying to avoid a lot of headaches and grief, this is the firm you want in your corner.

John E. Raabe Avatar

John E. Raabe

I extend immense gratitude to VisaPlace for their dedicated efforts in successfully obtaining my visa!! Their unmatched professionalism has left me absolutely satisfied with the results.

Daniel Amoakoh Avatar

Daniel Amoakoh

VisaPlace offers professional guidance that will lead to successful visa acquisition and immigration to North America if obeyed. The staff is very caring and thoroughly discusses your case to find the best path for your application. My favorite is Mansi Sanghvi. I appreciate your support, VisaPlace.