Work and travel in Canada with
International Experience Canada
If you're 18 to 35 (18 to 30 in some countries), come work and travel in Canada through International Experience Canada (IEC)! It's a government program designed to help you
- gain valuable international work experience
- improve your language skills in English and French
- work in Canada and fund the trip of a lifetime
Are you Canadian? Learn how you can work and travel abroad with IEC.
COVID-19 requirements have ended for air travel from China, Hong Kong and Macao
As of March 17, air travellers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao are not required to show a COVID-19 test result to board their flight.
2023 season now open
The pools for the 2023 season are open. If you’re eligible, you can create a profile.
Check the rounds of invitations page to find out how likely you are to receive an invitation in the next round.
Additional fees may apply
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after you submit all documents and give biometrics
Recognized organizations (ROs)
ROs may be able to help plan your experience
Services and information
How the pools work
Learn what happens after you submit your profile and how likely you are to get an invitation to apply.
Rounds of invitations
Find out key dates, number of invitations sent and spots available
Get answers to your questions
Check the Help Centre for answers to common questions about IEC.
Check your application status
Get online updates for your application.
Find a job in Canada
Search the government job bank to see what jobs are available around the country.
Extend your IEC participation
Find out how to extend your participation or make changes to your work permit in exceptional circumstances.
Fill out the web form if you need to submit documents or if you need to ask for an extension to submit your documents.
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