Canada invited more candidates to the Latest IEC draws

Author: John Black | | Categories: International Experience Canada

Latest IEC draws

In an exciting development, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held the Latest IEC draws. Between June 3 and June 9, 2024, Canada extended invitations to 1,768 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit, a significant step towards strengthening the country’s workforce with diverse international talent.

Highlights of the Latest IEC draws

The recent IEC draws have generated considerable attention, marking an essential phase for many young individuals aspiring to work in Canada. As of June 9, 34,016 candidates were registered in the pool, eagerly awaiting their invitation to embark on new professional journeys in Canada.

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Breakdown of Invitations by Country

The distribution of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in this round is as follows:

  • Australia: 230 ITAs
  • Austria: 9 ITAs
  • Belgium: 7 ITAs
  • Chile: 3 ITAs
  • Croatia: 5 ITAs
  • Czech Republic: 15 ITAs
  • Denmark: 8 ITAs
  • Estonia: 4 ITAs
  • Finland: 5 ITAs
  • France: 172 ITAs
  • Germany: 89 ITAs
  • Greece: 8 ITAs
  • Hong Kong: 8 ITAs
  • Ireland: 79 ITAs
  • Italy: 85 ITAs
  • Japan: 175 ITAs
  • Korea: 232 ITAs
  • Latvia: 2 ITAs
  • Lithuania: 7 ITAs
  • Luxembourg: 1 ITA
  • Netherlands: 3 ITAs
  • New Zealand: 57 ITAs
  • Norway: 4 ITAs
  • Poland: 24 ITAs
  • Portugal: 20 ITAs
  • Slovakia: 8 ITAs
  • Slovenia: 4 ITAs
  • Spain: 70 ITAs
  • Sweden: 6 ITAs
  • Switzerland: 3 ITAs
  • Taiwan: 13 ITAs
  • United Kingdom: 412 ITAs

A Year of Growth for the IEC Program

The IEC program has witnessed substantial activity in 2024, with Canada issuing 85,147 ITAs under this initiative. This increase underscores Canada’s commitment to embracing young talent from around the world, offering them opportunities to gain valuable work experience and contribute to the Canadian economy.

The IEC program plays a crucial role in enhancing Canada’s labor market by introducing a diverse range of skills and perspectives. Young professionals from various countries bring unique expertise and cultural insights, enriching Canadian workplaces and promoting global collaboration.

Canada’s recent IEC draws demonstrate the country’s proactive approach in welcoming young international workers. By inviting 1,768 candidates in the latest round, Canada continues to build a dynamic and inclusive workforce, fostering growth and innovation. As the IEC program expands, it opens doors for countless young professionals to embark on fulfilling careers in Canada, contributing to the nation’s vibrant and diverse economy.

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