International Experience Canada (IEC) provides youth with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. Work permits may be granted for 1-2 years in duration and have no restrictions. This means candidates can work in any occupation, in any location across Canada.
Who is eligible for a Working Holiday Visa?
To participate, you must be from a country or territory of citizenship which have an agreement with Canada, or use a recognized organization (RO). You must show that you have the funds to travel to Canada to pay for basic necessities, and have the ability to purchase health coverage.
What is the processing time?
IEC is a multi-step process and rounds of invitations are issued to eligible candidates’ multiple times throughout the year. There is a cap for each participating country and it is recommended to start the process at the beginning of the calendar year. The estimated times from start to finish are 2-4 months