The International Experience Canada (IEC) work program is a Canadian Government initiative that offers a path for international workers to gain Canadian work experience in their field of study or expertise in Canada. Eligible candidates can apply to work in Canada for one of three streams: Professional Experience, Co-op and Work Holiday.
The Canadian temporary international experience is a program created for the youth aged between 18 years to 35 years. But for some countries that age limit can vary and can be between 18 years to 29 or 30 years. The agreements are made with different countries giving an opportunity to the youth of Canada and other territories to work and travel. This gives a better exposure to the youth and a chance to showcase their skills. By participating in IEC you:
• Gain valuable foreign work experience
• this can open greater career opportunities
• Discover and develop new skillsPrograms under IEC are:
1. Working holiday
2. Young professionals
3. International co-op internship
Via this program you may be granted a work permit but it may be for a specific employer only so you may not be able to work for multiple employers.
Normally, you must be a Canadian or foreign youth aged 18 to 35. For some countries, the age limit is 18 to 29 or 30 years old. Find out if you’re eligible to work and travel in Canada.Source: Who can participate in IEC
To participate in IEC:
International Experience Canada Application process at a glance:
Be prepared to show the following documents:
There are no fees to submit a profile to an International Experience Canada (IEC) pool. You do have to pay fees when you submit an online work permit application. You need an invitation to apply to start your work permit application.
Your fees will depend on the IEC category you are applying for.
All IEC participants must pay the IEC participation fee.Source: How much does it cost to apply for International Experience Canada