Canada invited 3,864 International Experience Canada (IEC) candidates

Author: John Black | | Categories: International Experience Canada


Canada’s commitment to fostering international cultural exchange and work experience continues to thrive as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a new round of invitations under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Between April 29 and May 12, 2024, IRCC extended invitations to 3,864 young foreigners, granting them the opportunity to apply for an IEC open work permit. This latest draw signifies Canada’s ongoing efforts to attract global talent and provide enriching experiences for young individuals.

Overview of the IEC Program

The IEC program is designed to offer young people from around the world the chance to work and travel in Canada. It includes several categories such as Working Holiday, Young Professionals, and International Co-op (Internship). These categories allow participants to gain valuable work experience, enhance their skills, and immerse themselves in Canadian culture.

Detailed Breakdown of Invitations to Apply (ITAs)

In this recent round of draws, the distribution of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) was diverse, encompassing candidates from various countries:

  • Andorra: 1 ITA
  • Australia: 481 ITAs
  • Austria: 11 ITAs
  • Belgium: 55 ITAs
  • Chile: 9 ITAs
  • Costa Rica: 6 ITAs
  • Croatia: 7 ITAs
  • Czech Republic: 34 ITAs
  • Denmark: 19 ITAs
  • Estonia: 5 ITAs
  • Finland: 2 ITAs
  • France: 633 ITAs
  • Germany: 233 ITAs
  • Greece: 17 ITAs
  • Hong Kong: 24 ITAs
  • Iceland: 1 ITA
  • Ireland: 207 ITAs
  • Italy: 137 ITAs
  • Japan: 371 ITAs
  • Korea: 177 ITAs
  • Latvia: 3 ITAs
  • Lithuania: 16 ITAs
  • Netherlands: 9 ITAs
  • New Zealand: 107 ITAs
  • Norway: 13 ITAs
  • Poland: 40 ITAs
  • Portugal: 47 ITAs
  • Slovakia: 27 ITAs
  • Slovenia: 4 ITAs
  • Spain: 113 ITAs
  • Sweden: 30 ITAs
  • Switzerland: 23 ITAs
  • Taiwan: 137 ITAs
  • United Kingdom: 865 ITAs

This extensive list reflects Canada’s dedication to maintaining diverse and inclusive participation in the IEC program.

As of May 12, 2024, a total of 33,870 candidates were registered in the IEC pool, eagerly awaiting their chance to receive an invitation. This number underscores the growing interest and popularity of the IEC program among young individuals seeking international work experience.

In 2024, Canada has already issued a remarkable 76,397 ITAs under the IEC program. This substantial number highlights the program’s significance and the Canadian government’s proactive approach to welcoming international talent. Canada’s appeal as a destination for work experience is multifaceted. The country is renowned for its high quality of life, diverse cultural landscape, and inclusive society. 

The recent IEC draws reaffirm Canada’s position as a welcoming and attractive destination for young international talent. With thousands of invitations issued and a large pool of eager candidates, the IEC program continues to bridge cultures and create opportunities for global youth. As Canada remains committed to fostering international experiences, young individuals worldwide can look forward to enriching their careers and lives through the IEC program.

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