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IEC Program Canada - What Is IEC Canada

IEC Program Canada - What Is IEC Canada

What Is IEC Canada? The International Experience Canada (IEC) program provides opportunities for young adults aged 18-35 from participating countries to travel and work in Canada temporarily.

IEC Eligibility - Canadian Immigration IEC Countries List

Citizens of the following countries are eligible: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark (Danish citizens residing in Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also eligible), Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

IEC Working Holiday Visa, Young Professionals, and international Co-op Categories

The program is divided into three categories: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, and International Co-op. The first of the three IEC pools, the Working Holiday category is an open work permit which enables participants to work and travel in Canada for up to 24 months, without the requirement of a job offer before arrival. The Young Professionals category is designed for individuals possessing a job offer in Canada related to their field of study or career. Participants can work for one Canadian employer for up to 24 months. The International Co-op category allows international students to complete a work placement or internship in their field of study at a recognized organization in Canada for up to 12 months.

Let Guberman Appleby Help You Obtain Your Canada IEC Work Permit

Canadian immigration via IEC has multiple-steps. Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers can assist you at all steps of the process and help ensure that your application is carefully and correctly filed. The team of experienced immigration lawyers at Guberman // Appleby will be able to guide you through the IEC application process every step of the way. Contact us today to discuss how we can help.

Canada IEC Visa FAQ

It takes 56 days for the government to process an IEC application from the date it is submitted. Processing begins once you have submitted biometrics and will stop if additional documents are requested.

There is no way to speed up the processing of your IEC application once it is submitted. The most effective way to expedite the application process is to submit as complete and detailed an application as possible. If your application is incomplete and the government requires further documentation or evidence, then the process will take much longer.