Canada issued over 5,000 invitations in latest IEC rounds of invitations

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latest IEC rounds of invitations

Over the last two weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the latest IEC rounds of invitations. From September 2 to September 15, Canada invited 5,378 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of September 15, 29,715 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. 

Overview of candidates invited in the latest IEC rounds of invitations

In this round, the latest IEC rounds of invitations of 5000 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
13  Switzerland 484  Australia
298  Japan 475  Korea
14  Croatia 3 Costa Rica
162  Spain 79  Czech Republic
23  Denmark 12  Estonia
254  France 33  Greece
11  Hong Kong 273  Ireland
210  Italy 17  Slovakia
3 Austria 29  Poland
289  Germany 781  United Kingdom
Latvia 87 Belgium
63  Netherlands 99  New Zealand
Norway 585  Taiwan
72  Portugal 41  Sweden
947  Chile 2 Lithuania
Luxembourg Andorra
2 Slovenia

In 2023, Canada issued 119,104 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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