Rounds of invitations – 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.

We will regularly invite eligible candidates from the IEC pools to apply for a work permit. These are called rounds of invitations.

The number of candidates invited to apply during each round varies. We will issue more invitations during periods of higher demand. Rounds will take place until there are no more spots available.

Schedule for the 2016 season

The numbers on this page are updated on Wednesdays.

Where are you from?

If you are eligible, you can submit a free profile to this pool at any time as of November 30, 2015.

Dates of rounds of invitations

The quota and dates of the first and final rounds of invitations will be updated, as this information becomes available.

We will provide at least five days notice before the:

  • first round of invitations, and
  • final round of invitations.

Several rounds of invitations may take place between the first and last rounds.

If you are in a pool, you could receive an Invitation to Apply any time after the date of the first round of invitations.

During the final round of invitations, we plan to invite enough candidates to meet the quota for the season. Sometimes, a large number of:

  • candidates decline their Invitations to Apply,
  • candidates let their Invitations to Apply expire, or
  • applicants’ work permit applications are refused.

To meet the quota in these cases, we may issue a very small number of Invitations to Apply after the final round takes place.

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