International Experience Canada: Who can apply - Eligibility by country and category

See eligibility by country and category.

Eligibility by countries or territoritories and categories

Andorra—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Andorran citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As an Andorran citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be an Andorran citizen
  • have a valid Andorran passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Australia—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Australian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 24 months).

Note: As an Australian citizen, you may participate in the Working Holiday category only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate in IEC one more time through the International Co-op (Internship) category.

Exception: If you participated in IEC one or more times before 2015, you might be eligible for a final participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have a valid Australian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Australia—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Australian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 24 months) before submitting their profiles to the Young Professionals pool.

Note: As an Australian citizen, you may participate in the Young Professionals category only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate in IEC one more time through the International Co-op (Internship) category.

Exception: If you participated in IEC one or more times before 2015, you might be eligible for a final participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have a valid Australian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Australia—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Australian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Australia. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).
Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As an Australian citizen, you may participate in the International Co-op (Internship) category only once. If this is your first participation, you may participate one more time in IEC through the Working Holiday category or Young Professionals category provided you meet all other eligibility criteria.

Exception: If you participated in IEC one or more times before 2015, you might be eligible for a final participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have a valid Australian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Australia
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a:
    • signed letter of offer or
    • a signed contract for a work placement or
    • an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Australia
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Austria—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Austrian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As an Austrian citizen, you may participate once per IEC category (Working Holiday, Young Professional and International Co-op).

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be an Austrian citizen
  • have a valid Austrian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Austria—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Austrian citizens permanently employed in Austria who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) with a partner, parent or subsidiary company in Canada before submitting their profiles to the Young Professionals pool.

Note: As an Austrian citizen, you may participate once per IEC category (Working Holiday, Young Professional and International Co-op).

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be an Austrian citizen
  • have a valid Austrian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Austria when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Austria
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • be permanently employed by an Austrian company and be coming to work with a partner, parent or subsidiary company in Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have proof of permanent employment with the Austrian partner, parent or subsidiary company of your prospective Canadian employer
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment in Canada (from the partner, parent or subsidiary company)
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Austria—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Austrian citizens who are enrolled at a vocational/specialized/secondary/post-secondary institution or who have graduated within the last 12 months. Students and graduates must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada in forestry, agriculture or tourism. The internship or placement must fulfil part of the curriculum for student participants or contribute to the professional development for graduates (up to 6 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As an Austrian citizen, you may participate once per IEC category (Working Holiday, Young Professional and International Co-op).

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be an Austrian citizen
  • have a valid Austrian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Austria when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Austria
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student in forestry, agriculture or tourism, or have graduated in those fields within the past 12 months
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that relates to your field of study
  • not be accompanied by dependants and
  • pay the fees

Belgium—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Belgian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Belgian citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Belgian citizen
  • have a valid Belgian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Belgium when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Belgium
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Chile—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Chilean citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Chilean citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Chilean citizen
  • have a valid Chilean passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Chile—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Chilean citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Chilean citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Chilean citizen
  • have a valid Chilean passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Chile—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Chilean citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Chilean citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Chilean citizen
  • have a valid Chilean passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Chile
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Costa Rica—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Costa Rican citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Costa Rican citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Costa Rican citizen
  • have a valid Costa Rican passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than the validity of your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Costa Rica—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Costa Rican citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Costa Rican citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Costa Rican citizen
  • have a valid Costa Rican passport for the duration of your stay in Canada—Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay—you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • be admissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment in Canada—the employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • pay the fees

Costa Rica—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Costa Rican citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Costa Rica. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Costa Rican citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Costa Rican citizen
  • have a valid Costa Rican passport for the duration of your stay in Canada—Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Costa Rica
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay—you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • be admissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Costa Rica
  • pay the fees

Croatia—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Croatian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Croatian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Croatian citizen
  • have a valid Croatian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than the validity of your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Croatia—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Croatian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Croatian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Croatian citizen
  • have a valid Croatian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Croatia—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Croatian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Croatia. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Croatian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Croatian citizen
  • have a valid Croatian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Croatia
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Croatia
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Czech Republic—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Czech citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Czech citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

Note: For Czech nationals applying under International Co-op (Internship), this stream is only available to those currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and internships in Canada must be paid.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Czech citizen
  • have a valid Czech passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of the Czech Republic when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in the Czech Republic
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Czech Republic—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Czech citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Czech citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

Note: For Czech nationals applying under International Co-op (Internship), this stream is only available to those currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and internships in Canada must be paid.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Czech citizen
  • have a valid Czech passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • provide a permanent address in the Czech Republic in your work permit application
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Czech Republic—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Czech citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in the Czech Republic. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Czech citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

Note: For Czech nationals applying under International Co-op (Internship), this stream is only available to those currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and internships in Canada must be paid.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Czech citizen
  • have a valid Czech passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • provide a permanent address in the Czech Republic in your work permit application
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in the Czech Republic
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in the Czech Republic
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Denmark—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Danish citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Danish citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Danish citizen
  • have a valid Danish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Estonia—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Estonian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As an Estonian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be an Estonian citizen
  • have a valid Estonian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Estonia—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Estonian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As an Estonian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be an Estonian citizen
  • have a valid Estonian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Estonia—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Estonian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Estonia. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As an Estonian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be an Estonian citizen
  • have a valid Estonian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Estonia
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Estonia
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

France—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for French citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 24 months).

Note: As a French citizen, you may participate in the Working Holiday only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate in IEC one more time through the International Co-op (Internship) category.

If you participated in IEC only once before 2015, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice. Those who have already participated in IEC more than once before 2015 are not eligible.

French citizens participating in the Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) program to Canada must apply for their work permit through the IEC program. You must submit your profile to the Young Professionals, with VIE, pool. VIE participations before 2015 do not count as IEC participations.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a French citizen
  • have a valid French passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

France—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for French citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to a pool (up to 24 months).

Note: As a French citizen, you may participate in the Young Professionals categories only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate in IEC one more time through the International Co-op (Internship) category.

If you participated in IEC only once before 2015, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice. Those who have already participated in IEC more than once before 2015 are not eligible.

French citizens participating in the Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) program in Canada must apply for their work permit through the IEC program. You must submit your profile to the Young Professionals, with VIE, pool. VIE participations before 2015 do not count as IEC participations.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a French citizen
  • have a valid French passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

France—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for French citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a French citizen, you may participate only once in the International Co-op (Internship) category. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate one more time in IEC through the Working Holiday category or Young Professionals category.

If you participated in IEC only once before 2015, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice. Those who have already participated in IEC more than once before 2015 are not eligible.

French citizens participating in the Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) program to Canada must apply for their work permit through the IEC program. You must submit your profile to the Young Professionals, with VIE, pool. VIE participations before 2015 do not count as IEC participations.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a French citizen
  • have a valid French passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be enrolled as a student in a post-secondary institution or a training centre
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Germany—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for German citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a German citizen you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a German citizen
  • have a valid German passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Germany—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for German citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a German citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a German citizen
  • have a valid German passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Germany—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for German citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a German citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a German citizen
  • have a valid German passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Germany
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Greece—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Greek citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Greek citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Greek citizen
  • have a valid Greek passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Greece—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Greek citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Greek citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Greek citizen
  • have a valid Greek passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Greece—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Greek citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Greek citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Greek citizen
  • have a valid Greek passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for residents of Hong Kong with a valid passport who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)
  • have a valid HKSAR passport or a valid British National (overseas) passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • prove you’re a resident of the HKSAR when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in the HKSAR
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Ireland—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Irish citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 24 months).

Note: As an Irish citizen, you may participate in the Working Holiday category only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate in IEC one more time through the International Co-op (Internship) category.

If you participated in IEC before 2013 for a period of up to 12 months, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice. Those who participated in IEC more than once before 2013 are no longer eligible to apply.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be an Irish citizen
  • have a valid Irish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Ireland—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Irish citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment (up to 24 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As an Irish citizen, you may participate in the Young Professionals category only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate one more time in IEC through the International Co-op (Internship) category.

If you participated in IEC before 2013 for a period of up to 12 months, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice. Those who participated in IEC more than once before 2013 are no longer eligible to apply.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be an Irish citizen
  • have a valid Irish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Ireland—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Irish citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Ireland. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As an Irish citizen, you may participate in the International Co-op (Internship) category only once. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may participate one more time in IEC through the Working Holiday category or the Young Professionals category.

If you participated in IEC before 2013 for a period of up to 12 months, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months in the category of your choice. Those who participated in IEC more than once before 2013 are no longer eligible to apply.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be an Irish citizen
  • have a valid Irish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Ireland
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Ireland
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Italy—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Italian citizens who wish to find temporary paid employment (for up to 12 months) to pay for their travel in Canada.

Changes to program participation for Italian citizens

Italian citizens may now participate in the International Experience Canada program twice, under any category.

If you already participated once in the program (applies only if you submitted your application before November 1, 2022)

  • your work permit is valid for 6 months, and you can apply to extend your stay as a visitor
  • you can now apply for a second (and final) participation of up to 12 months in the category of your choice

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must

  • be an Italian citizen
  • have a valid Italian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport.
  • prove you’re a resident of Italy when you apply
    • This means you must provide a residential or mailing address in Italy and a residence certificate (certificato di residenza).
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay as a worker
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada.
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Italy—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Italian citizens, including recent post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (for up to 12 months) before submitting their profile to the pool.

Changes to program participation for Italian citizens

Italian citizens may now participate in the International Experience Canada program twice, under any category.

If you already participated once in the program (applies only if you submitted your application before November 1, 2022)

  • your work permit is valid for 6 months, and you can apply to extend your stay as a visitor
  • you can now apply for a second (and final) participation of up to 12 months in the category of your choice

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must

  • be an Italian citizen
  • have a valid Italian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport.
  • prove you’re a resident of Italy when you apply
    • This means you must provide a residential or mailing address in Italy and a residence certificate (certificato di residenza).
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada.
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development.
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Italy—International Co-op (internship)

Description: The International Co-op (internship) category is designed for Italian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution.

Participants must

  • be registered students for the duration of the internship
  • want to complete a work placement or internship (for up to 12 months) in Canada to fulfill part of their academic curriculum
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool

Changes to program participation for Italian citizens

Italian citizens may now participate in the International Experience Canada program twice, under any category.

If you already participated once in the program (applies only if you submitted your application before November 1, 2022)

  • your work permit is valid for 6 months, and you can apply to extend your stay as a visitor
  • you can now apply for a second (and final) participation of up to 12 months in the category of your choice

To be eligible for the International Co-op (internship) category, you must

  • be an Italian citizen
  • have a valid Italian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport.
  • prove you’re a resident of Italy when you apply
    • This means you must provide a residential or mailing address in Italy and a residence certificate (certificato di residenza).
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada.
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Japan—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Japanese citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Japanese citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Japanese citizen
  • have a valid Japanese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Japan when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Japan
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Korea, Republic—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for citizens of the Republic of Korea who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Korean citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a citizen of the Republic of Korea
  • have a valid Korean passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of the Republic of Korea when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in the Republic of Korea
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Latvia—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Latvian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Latvian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a one year break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Latvian citizen
  • have a valid Latvian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Latvia when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Latvia
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Latvia—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Latvian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Latvian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a one year break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Latvian citizen
  • have a valid Latvian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Latvia when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Latvia
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Latvia—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Latvian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Latvia. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Latvian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a one year break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Latvian citizen
  • have a valid Latvian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Latvia when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Latvia
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Latvia
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Latvia
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Lithuania—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Lithuanian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Lithuanian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Lithuanian citizen
  • have a valid Lithuanian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Lithuania—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Lithuanian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Lithuanian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Lithuanian citizen
  • have a valid Lithuanian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Lithuania—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Lithuanian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Lithuania. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Lithuanian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Lithuanian citizen
  • have a valid Lithuanian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Lithuania
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Lithuania
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Luxembourg—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Luxembourgish citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Luxembourgish citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Luxembourgish citizen
  • have a valid Luxembourgish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Luxembourg—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Luxembourgish citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting their profiles to the Young Professionals pool.

Note: As a Luxembourgish citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Luxembourgish citizen
  • have a valid Luxembourgish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Luxembourg—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Luxembourgish citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Luxembourgish citizen, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Luxembourgish citizen
  • have a valid Luxembourgish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Luxembourg
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Mexico—Working Holiday

The Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Mexico is not accepting applicants. Further information will be provided once available.

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Mexican citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip. Participants must be enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Mexico and travelling to Canada during their academic holidays (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Mexican citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category. There must be a three-year break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Mexican citizen
  • have a valid Mexican passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 29 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Mexico
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Mexico—Young Professionals

The Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Mexico is not accepting applicants. Further information will be provided once available.

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Mexican citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Mexican citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category. There must be a three-year break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Mexican citizen
  • have a valid Mexican passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 29 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Mexico—International Co-op (Internship)

The Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Mexico is not accepting applicants. Further information will be provided once available.

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Mexican citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Mexico. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Mexican citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category. There must be a three-year break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Mexican citizen
  • have a valid Mexican passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 29 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Mexico
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Mexico
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Netherlands—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Dutch citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Dutch citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Dutch citizen
  • have a valid Dutch passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • prove you’re a resident of the Netherlands or a Dutch citizen when you apply
    • Nationals of all Dutch Caribbean islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten) are Dutch citizens and therefore eligible
    • This means you must give a residential or mailing address in the Netherlands or Dutch Caribbean islands
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Netherlands—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Dutch citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Dutch citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Dutch citizen
  • have a valid Dutch passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • prove you’re a resident of the Netherlands or a Dutch citizen when you apply
    • Nationals of all Dutch Caribbean islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten) are Dutch citizens and therefore eligible
    • This means you must give a residential or mailing address in the Netherlands or Dutch Caribbean islands
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

New Zealand—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for New Zealand citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 23 months).

Note: As a citizen of New Zealand, you may participate in IEC only once.

If you participated in IEC before April 2, 2015, you are no longer eligible to apply.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a citizen of New Zealand
  • have a valid New Zealand passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Norway—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Norwegian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Norwegian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Norwegian citizen
  • have a valid Norwegian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Norway when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Norway
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Norway—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Norwegian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Norwegian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Norwegian citizen
  • have a valid Norwegian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Norway when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Norway
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Norway—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Norwegian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Norwegian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Norwegian citizen
  • have a valid Norwegian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Norway when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Norway
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Poland—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Polish citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Polish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a six-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Polish citizen
  • have a valid Polish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Poland—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Polish citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Polish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a six-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Polish citizen
  • have a valid Polish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Poland—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Polish citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Poland. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Polish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a six-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Polish citizen
  • have a valid Polish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Poland
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Poland
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Portugal—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Portuguese citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 24 months).

Note: As a Portuguese citizen, you may participate in IEC once, under any category.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Portuguese citizen
  • have a valid Portuguese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Portugal—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Portuguese citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 24 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Portuguese citizen, you may participate in IEC once, under any category.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Portuguese citizen
  • have a valid Portuguese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Portugal—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Portuguese citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada to fulfil part of their academic curriculum (up to 24 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Portuguese citizen, you may participate in IEC once, under any category.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Portuguese citizen
  • have a valid Portuguese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Portugal
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

San Marino—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for citizens of San Marino who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a citizen of San Marino, you may participate in IEC twice.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a citizen of San Marino
  • have a valid San Marino passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Slovakia—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Slovak citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Slovak citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Slovak citizen
  • have a valid Slovak passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Slovakia when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in the Slovakia Republic
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Slovakia—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Slovak citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Slovak citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Slovak citizen
  • have a valid Slovak passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Slovakia when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Slovakia
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Slovakia—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Slovak citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Slovakia. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Slovak citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Slovak citizen
  • have a valid Slovak passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Slovakia when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Slovakia
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Slovakia
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Slovakia
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Slovenia—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Slovenian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Slovenian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Slovenian citizen
  • have a valid Slovenian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Slovenia—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Slovenian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Slovenian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Slovenian citizen
  • have a valid Slovenian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Slovenia—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Slovenian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Slovenia. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Slovenian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Slovenian citizen
  • have a valid Slovenian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Slovenia
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Slovenia
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Spain—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Spanish citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Spanish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Spanish citizen
  • have a valid Spanish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Spain when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Spain
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Spain—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Spanish citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Spanish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a 3-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

As a Spanish citizen participating in the ICEX Vives program in Canada, you must apply for your work permit through the IEC program. You must submit your profile to the Young Professionals pool.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Spanish citizen
  • have a valid Spanish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport.
  • prove you’re a resident of Spain when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Spain.
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
    • 18 to 30 for ICEX Vives candidates
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada.
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket, or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development.
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Spain—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Spanish citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Spain. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Spanish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time. There must be a three-month break between the expiry date of your first Canadian work permit under IEC and the submission date of your second IEC work permit application.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Spanish citizen
  • have a valid Spanish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Spain when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Spain
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Spain
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Spain
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Sweden—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Swedish citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Swedish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Swedish citizen
  • have a valid Swedish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Sweden when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Sweden
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Sweden—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Swedish citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Swedish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Swedish citizen
  • have a valid Swedish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Sweden when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Sweden
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Sweden—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Swedish citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Sweden. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Swedish citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. You must choose a different category each time.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Swedish citizen
  • have a valid Swedish passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • prove you’re a resident of Sweden when you apply
    • This means you must give either a residential or mailing address in Sweden
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Sweden
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Sweden
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Switzerland—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Swiss citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to a pool (up to 18 months).

Note: As a Swiss citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. The combined durations of your two IEC work permits to Canada must not exceed 18 months.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Swiss citizen
  • have a valid Swiss passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Switzerland—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Swiss citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Switzerland. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Swiss citizen, you may participate in IEC twice. The combined durations of your two IEC work permits to Canada must not exceed 18 months.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Swiss citizen
  • have a valid Swiss passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Switzerland
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Switzerland
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Taiwan—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Taiwanese youth who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Taiwanese youth, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • have a valid Taiwanese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your passport must include your personal identification number
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Taiwan—Young Professionals

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Taiwanese youth, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Taiwanese youth, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • have a valid Taiwanese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your passport must include your personal identification number
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Taiwan—International Co-op (Internship)

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Taiwanese youth who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Taiwan. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Taiwanese youth, you may participate in IEC only once.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • have a valid Taiwanese passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your passport must include your personal identification number
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Taiwan
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Taiwan
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Ukraine—Working Holiday

The Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Ukraine is not accepting applicants. Further information will be provided once available.

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for Ukrainian citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 12 months).

Note: As a Ukrainian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a Ukrainian citizen
  • have a valid Ukrainian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Ukraine—Young Professionals

The Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Ukraine is not accepting applicants. Further information will be provided once available.

Description: The Young Professionals category is designed for Ukrainian citizens, particularly post-secondary graduates, who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada. Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment (up to 12 months) before submitting a profile to the pool.

Note: As a Ukrainian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category.

To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:

  • be a Ukrainian citizen
  • have a valid Ukrainian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or contract of employment in Canada
    • The employment offer must be in your field of expertise (through schooling or work experience) and contribute to your professional development
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Ukraine—International Co-op (Internship)

The Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Ukraine is not accepting applicants. Further information will be provided once available.

Description: The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Ukrainian citizens who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Ukraine. Participants must be registered students for the duration of the internship. Participants must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada as part of their academic curriculum (up to 12 months).

Participants must have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract of employment before submitting their profile to the pool.

Note: As a Ukrainian citizen, you may participate in IEC twice, under any category.

To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) category, you must:

  • be a Ukrainian citizen
  • have a valid Ukrainian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive)
  • be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution in Ukraine
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • have a signed letter of offer or a signed contract for a work placement, or an internship in Canada that meets the requirements of your academic curriculum in Ukraine
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

United Kingdom—Working Holiday

Description: The Working Holiday category is designed for British citizens who intend to travel in Canada and who wish to find temporary paid employment to help pay for their trip (up to 24 months).

Note: As a British citizen, you may participate in IEC once.

If you participated in IEC before 2015 for a period of up to 12 months, you are eligible for a second participation of up to 24 months. Those who participated in IEC more than once before 2015 are no longer eligible to apply.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:

  • be a British citizen from:
    • the United Kingdom or
    • the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey
  • have a valid United Kingdom passport with British citizenship or a valid Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) passport for the duration of your stay in Canada
    • Your work permit in Canada can’t be valid longer than your passport
  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • have a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada
  • have health insurance for the duration of your stay
    • You may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
  • not be inadmissible to Canada
  • have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or demonstrate that you’ll have the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket at the end of your authorized stay in Canada
  • not be accompanied by dependants
  • pay the fees

Canada

Are you a Canadian citizen looking to travel and work abroad for up to one year? Find out more about international travel and work abroad options for Canadian citizens.

All options

Country Age limit Working Holiday Young Professionals International Co-op (Internship)
Andorra 18 to 30 Yes See Andorra – Working Holiday No No
Australia 18 to 35 Yes See Australia – Working Holiday Yes See Australia – Young Professionals Yes See Australia – International Co-op
Austria 18 to 30 Yes See Austria – Working Holiday Yes See Austria – Young Professionals Yes See Austria – International Co-op
Belgium 18 to 30 Yes See Belgium – Working Holiday No No
Chile 18 to 35 Yes See Chile – Working Holiday Yes See Chile – Young Professionals Yes See Chile – International Co-op
Costa Rica 18 to 35 Yes See Costa Rica – Working Holiday Yes See Costa Rica – Young Professionals Yes See Costa Rica – International Co-op
Croatia 18 to 35 Yes See Croatia – Working Holiday Yes See Croatia – Young Professionals Yes See Croatia – International Co-op
Czech Republic 18 to 35 Yes See Czech Republic – Working Holiday Yes See Czech Republic – Young Professionals Yes See Czech Republic – International Co-op
Denmark 18 to 35 Yes See Denmark – Working Holiday No No
Estonia 18 to 35 Yes See Estonia – Working Holiday Yes See Estonia – Young Professionals Yes See Estonia – International Co-op
France 18 to 35 Yes See France – Working Holiday Yes See France – Young Professionals Yes See France – International Co-op
Germany 18 to 35 Yes See Germany – Working Holiday Yes See Germany – Young Professionals Yes See Germany – International Co-op
Greece 18 to 35 Yes See Greece – Working Holiday Yes See Greece – Young Professionals Yes See Greece – International Co-op
Hong Kong SAR 18 to 30 Yes See Hong Kong SAR – Working Holiday No No
Ireland 18 to 35 Yes See Ireland – Working Holiday Yes See Ireland – Young Professionals Yes See Ireland – International Co-op
Italy 18 to 35 Yes See Italy – Working Holiday Yes See Italy – Young Professionals Yes See Italy – International Co-op
Japan 18 to 30 Yes See Japan – Working Holiday No No
Korea, Republic 18 to 30 Yes See Republic of Korea – Working Holiday No No
Latvia Republic 18 to 35 Yes See Latvia Republic – Working Holiday Yes See Latvia Republic – Young Professionals Yes See Latvia Republic – International Co-op
Lithuania 18 to 35 Yes See Lithuania – Working Holiday Yes See Lithuania – Young Professionals Yes See Lithuania – International Co-op
Luxembourg 18 to 30 Yes See Luxembourg – Working Holiday Yes See Luxembourg – Young Professionals Yes See Luxembourg – International Co-op
Mexico 18 to 29 Yes See Mexico – Working Holiday Yes See Mexico – Young Professionals Yes See Mexico – International Co-op
Netherlands 18 to 30 Yes See Netherlands – Working Holiday Yes See Netherlands – Young Professionals No
New Zealand 18 to 35 Yes See New Zealand – Working Holiday No No
Norway 18 to 35 Yes See Norway – Working Holiday Yes See Norway – Young Professionals Yes See Norway – International Co-op
Poland 18 to 35 Yes See Poland – Working Holiday Yes See Poland – Young Professionals Yes See Poland – International Co-op
Portugal 18 to 35 Yes See Portugal – Working Holiday Yes See Portugal – Young Professionals Yes See Portugal – International Co-op
San Marino 18 to 35 Yes See San Marino – Working Holiday No No
Slovakia 18 to 35 Yes See Slovakia – Working Holiday Yes See Slovakia – Young Professionals Yes See Slovakia – International Co-op
Slovenia 18 to 35 Yes See Slovenia – Working Holiday Yes See Slovenia – Young Professionals Yes See Slovenia – International Co-op
Spain 18 to 35 Yes See Spain – Working Holiday Yes See Spain – Young Professionals Yes See Spain – International Co-op
Sweden 18 to 30 Yes See Sweden – Working Holiday Yes See Sweden – Young Professionals Yes See Sweden – International Co-op
Switzerland 18 to 35 No Yes See Switzerland – Young Professionals Yes See Switzerland – International Co-op
Taiwan 18 to 35 Yes See Taiwan – Working Holiday Yes See Taiwan – Young Professionals Yes See Taiwan – International Co-op
Ukraine 18 to 35 Yes See Ukraine – Working Holiday Yes See Ukraine – Young Professionals Yes See Ukraine – International Co-op
United Kingdom 18 to 30 Yes See United Kingdom – Working Holiday No No

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