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International Experience Canada

If you are from one of these countries, you qualify for International Experience Canada (IEC):

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
Working Holiday: Fund your vacation with temporary work in Canada. This category is for you if:
  • You don’t have a job offer yet;
  • You want to work for more than one employer in Canada;
  • You want to work in more than one location;
  • You’d like to earn some money so that you can travel.

The type of work permit you get for Working Holiday is an open work permit. An open work permit lets you work at most jobs in Canada. However, there are some jobs where you’ll have to get a medical exam first.

Young Professionals: Gain Canadian professional work experience to better compete in a global economy. This category is for you if:

  • You have a job offer in Canada that contributes to your professional development;
  • You’ll work for the same employer in the same location during your stay in Canada;
Under this category, work must be:
  • paid;
  • not self-employed.

The type of work permit you get in the Young Professionals category is an employer-specific work permit.

International Co-op (Internship): Get valuable overseas work experience related to your field of study. This category is for you if:

  • you’re a student registered at a post-secondary institution;
  • you have a job offer for a work placement or internship in Canada;
  • you need to do this work placement or internship to complete your studies;
  • you’ll work for the same employer in the same location during your stay in Canada.
The type of work permit you get in the International Co-op (Internship) category is an employer-specific work permit. The internship you are offered in Canada must be directly linked to your field of studies.