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 ITAsCountry NameNo of ITAsCountry Name
17 Switzerland508 Australia

1

Andorra79 Belgium
Croatia35 

Costa Rica

130 

Spain46 Czech Republic
18 Denmark

Estonia

285 

France23 Greece
12 Hong Kong215 

Ireland

131 

ItalySlovenia
81 Korea48 

Poland

257 

Germany657 United Kingdom

18 

Lithuania4

Luxembourg

44 Netherlands149 

New Zealand

10 

Norway116 Taiwan
42 Portugal28 

Sweden

18 

Slovakia82 Austria
414 

Japan

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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