Work and travel in Canada using a Recognized Organization

If you want to come to Canada to work and travel under International Experience Canada (IEC), you can contact a recognized organization (RO) for help to plan your trip. They can help you:

ROs are youth service organizations that offer work and travel support to youth. They can be non-profit, for profit, or educational.

Most ROs charge a fee for their services.

Using an RO

If you’re from an IEC country or territory, you don’t have to use an RO, but you can choose to use one for more support.

If you’re not from an IEC country or territory, you can only come to Canada through IEC if you use an eligible RO.

If you decide to use an RO, visit their website for details on what services they offer, fees and how to contact them.

How to prove an RO is helping you

When you create your IEC profile, we’ll ask if you have a confirmation letter that proves an RO is helping you. You must get a confirmation letter from your RO and upload it to your profile.

List of ROs

AIESEC Canada

AIESEC Canada is a non-profit organization that helps develop leadership in youth.

Types of work permits:

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 30

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories, Brazil, India

GO International

GO International is a Canadian organization that offers work and travel opportunities.

Types of work permits:

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories, the United States

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

IAESTE offers opportunities in technical career-related jobs.

Types of work permits:

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries and other IAESTE country partners

A-Way to Work/International Rural Exchange Canada Inc.

Through A-Way to Work, the non-profit International Rural Exchange Canada offers paid opportunities to young people in

Types of work permits:

Target Market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories only

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)

Memorial University offers internships for students and recent graduates.

Types of work permits:

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories only

Stepwest

Stepwest offers work experiences ranging from paid ski resort jobs to industry-specific student internships.

Types of work permits:

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories only

SWAP Working Holidays

SWAP Working Holidays helps with working holidays and young professional work and travel opportunities.

Types of work permits:

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories, the United States

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