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Luxembourg Joins IEC Young Adult Program

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Luxembourg Joins IEC Young Adult Program

Canada and Luxembourg signed a bilateral agreement Youth Mobility Arrangement on July 3, 2019. This will allow Canadian and Luxembourgian youth from 18 to 30 to work and travel for up to 12 months through the Working Holiday, International Co-op (Internship), and Young Professionals categories of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.

With the addition of Luxembourg, there are now 35 partner countries and territories available for students and young adults looking for international work and travel experience in Canada. IEC is a bilateral agreement that gives young Canadians the opportunity to work and study abroad to gain new skills, learn new languages, experience different cultures and explore new places. As part of the reciprocal program, young people from countries that enter an IEC agreement with Canada can apply to work and travel in Canada.

Under the agreement, up to 100 young Luxembourgians can participate each year.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A CANADA WORKING HOLIDAY VISA

There are 3 opportunities for young adults to participate in the IEC program:

  1. Working Holiday:
    Participants receive open work permits that allow them to work anywhere in the host country, to support their travels.
  2. International Co-Op (Internship):
    Participants receive employer-specific work permits that allow students to gain targeted experience in their field of study.
  3. Young Professionals:
    Participants receive an employer-specific work permit to gain targeted, professional work experience that is within their field of study or career path.

To apply for a Working Holiday Visa you must be a citizen of one of Canada's 35 partner countries. Canada's IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) allows eligible candidates who enter the IEC pools to apply for a work permit. These are called rounds of invitations.

Quotas for Working Holiday Visas vary by country; each IEC partner country has an annual quota in their reciprocal agreement with Canada. Please contact our office to find out which age bracket your country falls under, and your qualifications to participate in one of the IEC programs.


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