Government of Canada allowing more international youth to work and travel in Canada International Experience Canada (IEC) Program
As of January 9, 2023, the number of applicants that can apply under the IEC Program will increase by 20%. IEC is a reciprocal program that allows Canadians and International youth to work and travel in each other’s countries. This increase means that nearly 90,000 candidates will be able to work and travel in Canada, including Francophone youth, which will help employers fill labour gaps, including for seasonal work opportunities in Canada’s tourism industry.
Canada has youth mobility arrangements with 36 countries and foreign territories through the IEC Program that allow youth from Canada’s partner countries to work and travel in Canada for up to 2 years. Ages range from 18 to 35 years depending on the country.