IRCC sent invitations to 4,615 International Experience Canada (IEC) candidates

Author: John Black | | Categories: International Experience Canada

International Experience Canada (IEC)

Over the past two weeks, IRCC has been actively conducting new draws in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From May 20 to June 2, 2024, a total of 4,615 young foreigners received invitations to apply for an IEC open work permit, marking a significant step in their journey to experience life and work in Canada.

As of June 2, 34,015 candidates were registered in the IEC pool, eagerly waiting for their chance to receive an invitation. This recent round of invitations saw a diverse group of candidates from various countries being selected. Here is a detailed breakdown of the Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued during this period:

  • Australia: 522 ITAs 
  • Austria: 13 ITAs
  • Belgium: 149 ITAs
  • Chile: 6 ITAs
  • Costa Rica: 2 ITAs
  • Croatia: 4 ITAs
  • Czech Republic: 34 ITAs
  • Denmark: 28 ITAs
  • Estonia: 5 ITAs
  • Finland: 5 ITAs
  • France: 394 ITAs
  • Germany: 244 ITAs
  • Greece: 19 ITAs
  • Hong Kong: 23 ITAs
  • Ireland: 186 ITAs
  • Italy: 139 ITAs
  • Japan: 378 ITAs
  • Korea: 1,233 ITAs
  • Latvia: 2 ITAs
  • Lithuania: 12 ITAs
  • Luxembourg: 2 ITAs
  • Netherlands: 1 ITA
  • New Zealand: 124 ITAs
  • Norway: 8 ITAs
  • Poland: 43 ITAs
  • Portugal: 41 ITAs
  • Slovakia: 29 ITAs
  • Slovenia: 4 ITAs
  • Spain: 124 ITAs
  • Sweden: 27 ITAs
  • Switzerland: 15 ITAs
  • Taiwan: 52 ITAs
  • United Kingdom: 859 ITAs

In 2024 alone, Canada issued a total of 83,384 ITAs under the IEC program, reflecting the country’s commitment to welcoming young professionals from around the world. The IEC program provides an excellent opportunity for young individuals to gain valuable work experience in Canada, contributing to their personal and professional growth.

The IEC program is part of Canada’s broader strategy to attract global talent and foster cultural exchange. By participating in the IEC, candidates can enhance their career prospects while experiencing the vibrant and diverse Canadian lifestyle. This initiative not only benefits the participants but also enriches Canada’s workforce with fresh perspectives and skills.

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