IRCC issued nearly 3,500 ITAs in the new IEC draws

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new IEC draws

Over the last two weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new IEC draws in the pools of International Experience Canada (IEC). From June 3 to June 16, Canada invited 3,487 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of June 16, 23,707 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. 

In these rounds, the details for ITAs per country are given in the table below:

No of ITAs Country Name No of ITAs Country Name
17  Switzerland 508  Australia


Andorra 79  Belgium
Croatia 35 

Costa Rica


Spain 46  Czech Republic
18  Denmark



France 23  Greece
12  Hong Kong 215 



Italy Slovenia
81  Korea 48 



Germany 657  United Kingdom


Lithuania 4


44  Netherlands 149 

New Zealand


Norway 116  Taiwan
42  Portugal 28 



Slovakia 82  Austria


In 2023, Canada issued 91,867 ITAs under the IEC Program.

IEC Rounds of Invitations 2023


International Experience Canada (IEC) Program

A number of programs known as International Experience Canada (IEC) allow young people from participating countries to visit Canada temporarily to live and work there. If an international applicant completes one of the IEC programs successfully, they will be qualified to apply for a work permit in Canada without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). With the acceptance of work permits, IEC permits temporary stay in Canada for a maximum of one year.

EC work permits are authorized using a system of random draws. Not all foreign nationals who indicate interest in the program will be chosen. Success chances depend on the quota for each program and country. There are three separate programs administered by the IEC. Interested applicants should confirm the requirements for the various programs even if IEC has general standards. Each program has its own requirements and may lead to a sure kind of work authorization:

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

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