Work and travel in Canada with International Experience Canada

Become a candidate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) pool(s), get an Invitation to Apply and apply for a work permit.

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Clients applying for IEC applications may experience intermittent issues. We are working to resolve this issue. Thank you for your patience.

Note: IEC is also available for Canadian youth that want to travel and work abroad.

Services and information

Application process at a glance

Use this infographic to get an overview of the IEC application process

How to participate in IEC

Eligibility, create a profile, apply for a work permit through IEC

How the pools work

What happens after you submit your profile and your chances of getting an Invitation to Apply

Prepare for your arrival

What documents you will need and what to expect at the border

Extend your IEC participation

Extend your participation or make changes to you work permit

Rounds of invitations

Key dates, number of invitations sent and spots available

Get help from a Recognized Organization

Get help planning your trip from a Recognized Organization

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