International Experience Canada
The International Experience Canada is the pathway for young professionals looking to gain work experience in Canada. The Program is available to citizens from countries or territories that have an agreement with Canada allowing them to apply for an IEC work permit.
There are 3 categories of work permit under the IEC Program:
- Working Holiday: for candidates without a job offer in Canada.
- Young Professionals: for candidates with a job offer in Canada in an occupation NOC skill level 0, A or B, and, in some specific situations, skill level C
- International Co-op (Internship): for candidates registered at a post-secondary institution and have a job offer for a work placement or internship in Canada
The eligibility requirements vary according to the country of citizenship. Usually, the candidates have to be between the ages of 18 and 35, have minimum of $2,500 CAD to cover the expenses in Canada, and be admissible to Canada.