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International Experience Canada (IEC)

International Experience Canada – Are you looking for an opportunity in which you can travel and work in Canada? Are you someone who does not have any knowledge regarding the International Experience Canada stream i:e IEC? If yes then you are at the right place. GIPCS  is one of the best immigration consultancies in Edmonton, Canada to help you with all your Immigration needs.

What is International Experience Canada (IEC)?

IEC is a program which provides youths with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada from the **selected Countries whose IEC season is not closed as of yet.

** Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

IEC is divided into 3 categories

  • Working Holiday
  • Young Professionals
  • International  Co-op

Working Holiday:  Fund your vacation while working temporarily in Canada. The candidate is eligible for open work permit to work with any employer without any job offer.

Young Professional: the Young professional category is employer-specific work permit category. You are eligible if :

  • You have a job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Your job offer is in a skill type level 0, A or B
  • You are willing to work for the same employer at the location mentioned on your job offer.

International Co-op internship: is  also employer specific work permit category. You are eligible if :

  • You’re  a student registered at a post-secondary institution
  • Your internship is linked to your field of studies and important for the completion of your studies.
  • You have a job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Your job offer is in a skill type level 0, A or B
  • You are willing to work for the same employer at the location mentioned on your job offer.


General Eligibility for all IEC applicant

  • You want to work in Canada for up to 12  months **exception apply for few Countries
  • You are applying for IEC the first time **exception applies to  few Countries
  • You are between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) ****exception applies to few Countries
  • You are a citizen of one of the ****selected Countries   mentioned above


  • You have a valid passport for the whole duration of your stay
  • You have CAD $2500 equivalent money  to support your stay in Canada
  • You have a health insurance to cover an emergency situation in Canada
  • Not be accompanied by dependents
  • Proof and fund arrangement to support  return air ticket

How to apply?

You can create a profile on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. IRCC select the eligible Candidates from the **selected Countries at the regular intervals, you may receive an invitation to apply for a work permit.

How Global Immigration can help you?

We can help the Candidates in creating an IRCC profile and also arranging a job offer from the Canadian employer who are looking for such candidates.

How we can reach you?

Click here to submit your IEC profile and MUST select International experience Canada under Service require dropdown.

 if your profile is eligible for any above IEC category we will contact you.


We hope, we have provided you with all the relatable information regarding the International Experience Canada (IEC). We also hope that the information is beneficial to you.   For more visit our official website.

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