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International Experience Canada IEC 2024 Welcomes Young People To Live and Work in Canada

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International Experience Canada IEC 2024 Welcomes Young People To Live and Work in Canada

The International Experience Canada (IEC) program is now accepting applications for its 2024 season! This exciting program allows young people aged 18-35 from over 35 countries and territories to come to Canada and work, travel and experience all that this beautiful country has to offer.

“Canada benefits when young people around the world participate in International Experience Canada. This program will help Canadian employers in their search for talented employees, but will also serve to stimulate the tourism sector across the country. We also hope that young Canadians will take advantage of the reciprocal aspect of this program to gain work and travel experience from around the world that will serve them throughout their lives.”

– The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship


Facts About International Experience Canada (IEC) 2024

The International Experience Canada (IEC) program offers three exciting categories for young people to participate in:

1. Working Holiday:
Embark on an adventure with an open work permit that allows you to work anywhere in Canada to support your travels and explore the country at your own pace.

2. International Co-op (Internship):
Gain valuable professional experience in your field of study through an employer-specific work permit. This program is specifically designed for students to gain targeted skills and knowledge.

3. Young Professionals:
Take your career to the next level with an employer-specific work permit that allows you to gain targeted, professional experience within your field of study or career path.

New Countries and Opportunities:

  • Canada and Finland signed a new youth mobility agreement in March 2023, allowing Finnish youth to participate in the IEC program once the agreement is officially ratified. Stay tuned for updates in 2024!
  • The Canada–Ukraine youth mobility agreement is currently on hold due to safety concerns. Participation will open once travel to Ukraine becomes safe again.

Here's what you need to know about IEC 2024:

  • Applications open: December 11, 2023
  • Nearly 90,000 spots are available for young people from IEC partner countries
  • IEC has new arrangements and agreements with Finland, Iceland, Ukraine, South Korea, and the United Kingdom
  • Automated processing for routine applications
  • Positive impact on employers and the tourism industry

Why participate in the IEC program?

  • Gain valuable international work experience
  • Develop your skills and knowledge
  • Explore Canada's diverse landscapes and culture
  • Make lifelong friends

Learn More: 2023 Working Holiday IEC Visa

Ready to apply for IEC 2024?

  • Visit the International Experience Canada website for more information and to create your profile
  • Submit your application as early as possible to increase your chances of selection
  • Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to live, work and travel in Canada!

Additional IEC 2024 information:

  • The IEC program is a reciprocal program, meaning that Canadian youth also have the opportunity to work and travel in IEC partner countries.
  • The program is open to young people aged 18-35.
  • Participants can stay in Canada for up to 24 months.
  • There are various work and travel opportunities available through the program.


Are You Ready To Apply For An IEC Program?

International Experience Canada (IEC) 2024 is an exciting opportunity for young adults to move to Canada. Whether you want travel and work in Canada now, in 2024 or in the future, TODAY is the day to call Ackah Business Immigration Law. Our skilled immigration team is here to help you cross borders seamlessly. Our immigration law firm offices in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto provide immigration legal advice and guidance to businesses and individuals on immigration issues including visa applications, work permits, permanent residency, citizenship and temporary residency applications.

Contact Ackah Law today at (587) 404‑5692 or email us directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.

Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

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