Work and travel in Canada with 
International Experience Canada

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

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

More about IEC

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

COVID-19 requirements for air travel from China, Hong Kong and Macao

As of January 5, all air travellers, 2 years of age and older, arriving from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao must show a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 2 days before their departure, to the airline in order to board their flight.

Find out more about these requirements

Who can apply

See eligibility by country and category.

2023 season now open

The pools for the 2023 season are now open. If you’re eligible, you can create a profile.

Check the rounds of invitations page to find out when the first round will take place for your country or territory.

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fees

CAN$161

Additional fees may apply

After you apply

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after you submit all documents and give biometrics

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Recognized organizations (ROs)

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ROs may be able to help plan your experience

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Watch IEC videos

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

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

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