Over 4,000 candidates invited in the IEC Rounds of Invitations

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IEC Rounds of InvitationS

Over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the IEC rounds of invitations 2023. From August 26 to September 1, Canada invited 4,314 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of September 1, 28,284 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. 

Overview of candidates invited in the new IEC Rounds of Invitations

In this round, in the new IEC Draws, 4000 ITAs were sent out to candidates. The details of each country-wise invited candidate are in the table below:

No of ITAsCountry NameNo of ITAsCountry Name
2Switzerland252 Australia
217 Japan277 Korea
4Croatia151 Costa Rica
35 Spain35 Czech Republic
184 France1Greece
5Hong Kong84 Ireland
67 Italy7Slovakia
3Austria11 Poland
71Germany252 United Kingdom
2Latvia205 Belgium
22 Netherlands53 New Zealand
9Norway748 Taiwan
23 Portugal6Sweden

In 2023, Canada issued 113,727 ITAs under the IEC Program.

IEC Draws in 2023


What is the International Experience Canada (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.

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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