Find out if you’re eligible – International Experience Canada

To be considered for the 2016 season, all profiles must be submitted before 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on September 30, 2016. Once all invitations have been sent out, pools will close for the season and participants will begin receiving letters in their accounts. This letter will inform you that your profile has been removed. Note that you will need to create a new profile to be considered for the upcoming 2017 season. The pools are scheduled to open for the next season in mid-October.

International Experience Canada (IEC) provides youth with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada.

To participate:

  • your country of citizenship must have an agreement with Canada that allows you to apply for an IEC work permit, or
  • you may be able to use a Recognized Organization.

Depending on where you are from, you can choose from up to three travel and work experiences:

Working Holiday

Fund your vacation with temporary work in Canada. The work portion of your trip lets you earn money so that you can fund your travels during your stay. It is a great way to afford side trips, other excursions and accommodations while you are in Canada.

Young Professionals

Gain Canadian professional work experience to better compete in a global economy. Widen your career horizons by working on teams from diverse cultural backgrounds, learn new approaches to doing business, experience a different country and learn another language.

International Co-op Internship

Acquire valuable overseas work experience related to your field of study. The International Co-op Internship is for students who intend to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfill part of their academic curriculum.

Where are you from?

To be eligible for the category, you must:

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