Recognized Organizations for foreign youth – International Experience Canada

A lot of planning goes into spending a travel and work year in Canada. That’s why many youth choose to contact a Recognized Organization (RO) for support and advice.

ROs can help you plan your trip and may be able to help you find work in Canada. ROs offer their services for a fee.

Canada has agreements and arrangements with more than 30 countries and territories that make it easier for foreign youth to apply to travel and work in Canada.

If you are from a country or territory that has an arrangement with Canada, you do not have to use an RO to come to Canada, but you can use one if you feel you would like additional support. The choice is yours.

If you are from a country that does not have an agreement or arrangement with Canada, you must use one of the ROs listed on this page.

Using a Recognized Organization

Your first step is to connect with one of these organizations by visiting their website.

Note: When you create your IEC profile, you will be asked if you have a letter proving one of the organizations listed on this page is helping you plan your trip or find work. Ask your RO if you need one of these letters.

Recognized Organizations for 2017

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

Experience: Work opportunities in technical career-related jobs.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: University and college students aged 18–35.

Website: International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

International Association for Students of Economics and Commerce (AIESEC)

Experience: Work placements in management, information technology, education and social development.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Students and recent graduates aged 18–30

Website: International Association for Students of Economics and Commerce

Canadian Host Family Association (CHFA) with Communicating for Agriculture Education Programs (CAEP)

Experience: Work placements in agriculture, horticulture and home management.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Youth aged 18–35

Website: Canadian Host Family Association

International Rural Exchange (IRE)

Experience: Work placements in agriculture, horticulture, equine activities and oenology.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Youth aged 18–35

Website: International Rural Exchange

International Volunteer Exchange Program of the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada (MCC-IVEP)

Experience: Volunteer opportunities in disaster relief, development and peace.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Youth aged 18–35

Website: International Volunteer Exchange Program of the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada

Academic Internship Council

Experience: Internships that contribute to professional and personal growth and competitive advantage in the global work force.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Students aged 18–35

Website: Academic Internship Council

University of Alberta

Experience: Internships opportunities for students and recent graduates.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Students and recent grads aged 18–35

Website: University of Alberta

University of New Brunswick

Experience: Internships opportunities for students.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific

Geared to: Students aged 18–35

Website: University of New Brunswick Student Abroad Programs

INTERNeX International Exchange

Experience: Work opportunities tailored to fit the needs of participants seeking practical experience.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific and open work permits

Geared to: Students, graduates and youth aged 18–35

Website: INTERNeX International Exchange

SWAP Working Holidays

Experience: Work and travel opportunities.

Type of work permit: Open work permits

Geared to: Students and youth aged 18–35

Website: SWAP Working Holidays

GO International

Experience: Work (teaching and volunteering) and travel opportunities.

Type of work permit: Open work permits

Geared to: Youth aged 18–35

Website: GO International

Stepwest

Experience: Internships, professional placement and working holidays.

Type of work permit: Employer-specific and open work permits

Geared to: Youth aged 18–35

Website: Stepwest

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