IRCC invited 3,345 candidates in the new IEC draws

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IRCC invited 3,345 candidates in the new IEC draws

Over the last two weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new IEC draws. From August 5 to August 18, Canada invited 3,273 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of August 18, 24,896 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. 

Overview of candidates invited to the new IEC draws

As of August 18, 24,896 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. In this round. In this round, in the new IEC Draws, 3,345 ITAs were sent out to candidates. The details of each country-wise invited candidate are in the table below:

No of ITAs Country Name No of ITAs

Country Name


Switzerland 485  Australia
438  Japan



Croatia 341  Costa Rica
96  Spain 61 

Czech Republic


Denmark Estonia
191  France 20 



Hong Kong 206  Ireland
118  Italy 10 



Austria 32  Poland
167  Germany 749 

United Kingdom


Lithuania 1 Slovenia
46  Netherlands 124 

New Zealand


Norway 5 Taiwan
52  Portugal 26 



Luxembourg 3 Latvia


In 2023, Canada issued 108,409 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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