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International Experience Canada

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For Non-Canadians - Travel and Work in Canada

Make your dream of travelling and working abroad a reality! International Experience Canada gives you the information and resources you need to travel and work in Canada for up to one year.

You’ve always dreamed of spending a year living and working in Canada. Maybe you want to work at a ski resort in Banff... gain valuable work experience in the financial district in downtown Toronto... or do an internship entirely in French in Quebec City.

International Experience Canada (IEC) manages Canada’s youth mobility arrangements and agreements with different countries around the world. These arrangements and agreements make it easier for you to obtain a work permit to travel and work in Canada for up to one year.

Work permits under IEC are available to young people aged 18-35* who are from one of the countries that have a bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangement or agreement with Canada. Consult the list below for participating countries to see if your country of origin has a bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangement or agreement with Canada. Click on the name of your country to be redirected to the corresponding Embassy of Canada website for specific application details.

CountryAge LimitWorking
Holiday
Young
Professionals
International
Coop

Australia

18-30

Yes

Yes

Yes

Austria

18-30

No

Yes

Yes

Belgium

18-30

Yes

No

No

Chile

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Costa Rica

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Croatia

18-35

YesYesYes

Czech Republic

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Denmark

18-35

Yes

No

No

Estonia

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

France

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Germany

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Greece

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hong Kong

18-30

Yes

NoNo

Ireland

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Italy

18-35

Yes

No

No

Japan

18-30

Yes

No

No

Korea, Rep.

18-30

Yes

No

No

Latvia

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lithuania

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mexico

18-29

Yes

Yes

Yes

Netherlands

18-30

Yes

Yes

No

New Zealand

18-35

Yes

No

No

Norway

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Poland

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Slovakia

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Slovenia

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spain

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sweden

18-30

Yes

Yes

Yes

Switzerland

18-35

No

Yes

Yes

Taiwan

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ukraine

18-35

Yes

Yes

Yes

United Kingdom

18-30

Yes

No

No

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Date Modified:
2014-03-12