International Experience Canada (IEC)

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International Experience Canada

Created to assist with travel and work abroad for non-Canadians interested in coming to Canada, IEC has negotiated arrangements and agreements with countries around the world to offer travel authorization and temporary work permits for up to one year.


  • Three categories:
    • Working holiday
    • Young professionals
    • International co-op (intern) placement
  • Is a travel and work program
  • Participating countries – Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Work permits under IEC are available to young people aged 18-35 years
  • Labour Market Opinion (LMO) is not required