2024 International Experience Canada opens to welcome international youth

Lejia Feng Newcomer Information

Canada announced that the 2024 season of the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program is now open, which will allow nearly 90,000 young people from IEC partner countries and territories to come to Canada and participate. Those interested in applying can submit a profile as early as December 11, 2023.

This program allows Canadian and international youth aged 18–35 to work and travel in each other’s countries. Canada has established youth mobility partnerships with over 35 countries and territories, and in 2023, we signed new arrangements or agreements with Finland, Iceland and Ukraine, and improved existing ones with South Korea and the United Kingdom.

International Experience Canada participating countries:

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Chile

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

IEC has 3 participation categories:

  • Working Holiday participants receive an open work permit that allows them to work anywhere in the host country to support their travels.
  • International Co-op (Internship) participants receive an employer-specific work permit that allows students to gain targeted experience in their field of study.
  • Young Professionals participants receive an employer-specific work permit to gain targeted, professional work experience within their field of study or career path.

To learn more about this announcement, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2023/12/international-experience-canada-opens-the-2024-season-to-welcome-international-youth.html

To apply for this program, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/iec/become-candidate.html