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What is International Experience Canada?

What is International Experience Canada?

IEC is a program designed to allow youth the opportunity to work in Canada for temporary periods. Youth from over 30 different countries can get an open work permit so they can work for any employer of their choice in Canada.

Which countries are eligible for International Experience Canada?

International Experience Canada participating countries

Country International Experience Canada Category Age eligibility
Austria Young Professionals 18-35
International Co-op 18-35
Belgium Working Holiday 18-30
Chile Working Holiday 18-35

How many years experience for work permit in Canada?

1 year
To be eligible for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class you must have completed, within the three years before you apply, at least: 12 months of full-time work: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours), OR.

Can you do IEC twice?

You may be able to participate in International Experience Canada (IEC) more than once. It depends on the agreement between Canada and your country of citizenship. If you’re allowed to participate a second time, you may have to wait a specific period of time before doing so.

How long is international experience Canada?

You’re normally allowed to stay in Canada for up to six months. Children under 18 must meet the same entry requirements as adults. The border services officer may ask minor children to show other documents depending on whether the child is travelling alone or with someone.

How can I permanently move to Canada from UK?

The application for Permanent Residence runs through a process called Express Entry….Permanent Residency in Canada from UK

  1. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Class.
  2. Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Class.
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  4. Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)
  5. Family Class.

How does Canada verify experience?

When verifying your work experience, Canadian immigration officers may call your employer to confirm the details included in your application. However, it is not certain that IRCC will contact your employer; this will always be at the discretion of the individual officer reviewing your case.

What counts as Canadian work experience?

You must have worked at least 12 months of full time (or an equivalent amount of part time) in a skilled job in Canada and the work experience must have been obtained within the three years of your application. The 12 months of work experience is defined as at least 1,560 hours of skilled work.

How long is IEC valid?

Validity, Duplicate, Surrender of IE Code Validity: The IEC number allocated against one PAN is valid for the entire lifetime fo the applicant/ business and it is valid for all its branches/divisions/factories.

How long can you stay in Canada on IEC?

You’re normally allowed to stay in Canada for up to six months. Children under 18 must meet the same entry requirements as adults.