Work and travel in Canada with 
International Experience Canada


If you're 18 to 35 (18 to 30 in some countries), come work and travel in Canada through International Experience Canada (IEC)! It's a government program designed to help you

  • gain valuable international work experience
  • improve your language skills in English and French
  • work in Canada and fund the trip of a lifetime

More about IEC

Are you Canadian? Learn how you can work and travel abroad with IEC.

Who can apply

See eligibility by country and category.

The 2023 season is now closed

The pools for the 2023 season are closed.

If you received an invitation to apply (ITA)

You can still complete and submit your work permit application.

If you have not received an ITA for the 2023 season

Your profile will be removed from the pool. You can make a new profile when the pools reopen for the 2024 season. Your account and GCkey are still valid. You don’t need to create a new account or sign up for a new GCkey.



Additional fees may apply

After you apply

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after you submit all documents and give biometrics

Prepare for arrival

Recognized organizations (ROs)


ROs may be able to help plan your experience

Check out RO services

Watch IEC videos

IEC is a rewarding experience that can launch a life full of international adventure.

Hear from real participants who had unforgettable trips and watch the application walk-through guide.

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