Canada invited new candidates under the IEC season of invitations 2023

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IEC season of invitations 2023

Canada invited new candidates under the IEC season of invitations 2023 over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the pools of International Experience Canada (IEC). 

From February 11 to February 17, Canada invited 7,772 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. 

As of February 17, there were 15,205 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. 


IEC season of invitations 2023 Details

Details of IRCCs this round under the IEC round of invitations 2023 are listed in the Table below with country and no of ITAs issued In this round there are:

No of ITAs Country Name No of ITAs Country Name
2 Andorra 351 Australia
Austria 52  Belgium
637  Chile Costa Rica
Croatia 64 Czech Republic
12  Denmark 4 Estonia
3,434 France 21  Greece
19  Hong Kong 402  Ireland
101  Italy 321  Japan
766 Korea Latvia
223 Germany 513  United Kingdom
23 Lithuania Luxembourg
48  Netherlands 84  New Zealand
Norway 39  Poland
48  Portugal San Marino
23  Slovakia Slovenia
103  Spain 21  Sweden
20  Switzerland 411  Taiwan


In 2023, Canada issued 51,671 ITAs under the IEC Program.


International Experience Canada

Young foreigners can travel and work in Canada for up to two years through International Experience Canada (IEC).

Three separate employment and travel opportunities are available:

  • Working Holiday
  • Young Professionals
  • International Co-op (Internship)

It’s a government initiative designed to help young foreigners to:

  • get valuable work experience internationally.
  • improve your French and English language skills.
  • Work in Canada to fund your dream trip.


The List of Eligible Countries For the IEC can be found here…


IEC Working Holiday Category 

Invitees to the working holiday programs are issued an open work visa that enables them to work for almost any Canadian employer.

If you come from a country that qualifies and;

  • without even a job offer.
  • Would like to work for a number of Canadian companies.
  • Would like to work in many different fields and have enough money for travel.


IEC Young Professionals Category 

When you receive an employment offer from a Canadian company, you may be qualified for the Young Professionals IEC category (consistent with your career profession). On this IEC Employer-Specific Work Permit, you must remain employed by the same organization.


IEC International Co-op (Internship) Category

An employer-specific work visa is granted in the international co-op (internship) category. If any of the following applies to you if you:

  • are a post-secondary student who has been given the opportunity to work or intern in Canada;
  • will complete this internship or job placement to complete your education; and.
  • will continue to work in Canada for the same employer at the same location.


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