Canada invited over 3,000 candidates through the IEC program

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Canada invited over 3,000 candidates through the IEC program

Over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the IEC program. From July 29 to August 4, Canada invited 3,273 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. 

Overview of candidates invited through the IEC Program

As of August 4, 23,871 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. In this round, under the IEC Program, there were 3000 ITAs sent out to candidates. The details of each country-wise invited candidate are in the table below:

No of ITAs

Country NameNo of ITAsCountry Name




Costa Rica


Spain41 Czech Republic



France10 Greece
14 Hong Kong139 





Korea22 Poland
140 Germany382 

United Kingdom


24 Netherlands71 

New Zealand

31 Portugal7




In 2023, Canada issued 105,065 ITAs under the IEC Program.


What is the IEC Program?

A program called International Experience Canada (IEC) enables young people to work and travel for up to two years in Canada due to reciprocal agreements with other countries. More than 38 countries and territories have bilateral youth mobility agreements with Canada. Foreign youth between the ages of 18 and 35 can apply for a temporary work permit under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, which enables them to travel and work in Canada.

IEC can support you in achieving your goals, whether you wish to take a gap year before beginning postsecondary education, complete a co-op or internship abroad, or get international job experience after graduation.

Since 2008, almost 240,000 Canadians have taken part in the IEC Program, and many of them have returned to their home country with life-changing experiences that have enriched both their personal and professional lives. Benefits of the IEC Program include:

  • You can work for any Canadian employer with an open work permit.
  • There is no need for an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).
  • a random draw system for the approval of IEC work permits.

For IEC Draws in 2023: Click here!

International Experience Canada (IEC) offers three categories

Working Holiday: This program, which enables people to work for any employer in Canada, is a great option for those who want to make money while traveling the country.

Young professionals: This program is intended for those who want to advance their professional development. It provides the chance to obtain priceless experience working abroad in your profession or area of study.

International Co-op (Internship): This program, which is specifically intended for students, enables applicants to get useful experience working abroad in an area that is connected to their field of study.

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