Work and travel in Ireland: International Experience Canada
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What Ireland offers
Explore the warm welcoming island of Ireland and discover the beautiful coastal scenery, culture, charming towns and rich history. Take a trip to visit County Donegal, recently named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet’ by National Geographic, where you can visit the Slieve League Cliffs, which are among the highest cliffs in Europe. Immerse yourself in Ireland by taking the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal driving route in the world with 2,500km of the most captivating coastal scenery. Take a walk through time and visit Ireland’s Ancient East where you can see, hear, touch and feel the imprints of 5,000 years of European history.
Ireland has two official languages- Irish (Gaeilge) and English. Known as the land of ‘saints and scholars’, there is a thriving cultural and literary scene.
Ireland has a highly-skilled, educated and multicultural population. It has a growing economy that is one of the most competitive in the world and offers new employment opportunities in a range of sectors. The unemployment rate is only 6.3%, 3 points below the Eurozone average of 9.1%.
Plan your trip
The best way to make sure your trip is the experience of a lifetime is to plan. Review our travel checklist to find out what you should know or do before travelling to and working in a foreign country.
Need help planning? One of IEC’s recognized organizations (ROs) might be able to help you find a job, transportation, and provide travel advice.
Most ROs charge a fee for their services.
- Tourism Ireland
- Learn about Ireland
- Cultural information
- Check for travel advisories
- Find a job
- Safety and travel advice for LGBTQ2 travellers
Need more help planning? Contact a recognized organization.
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