International Experience Class – IEC
The working holiday program is designed for young individuals between the ages of 18 – 35 who want to come to Canada and work on a temporary basis. Most times an open work permit is issued.
The IEC program is composed of three categories:
The Working Holiday visa allows applicants to work with an open work permit within Canada. An open work permit allows you to work for any Canadian employer.
Under this program, a job offer classified as a National Occupation Code (NOC) Skill Type Level 0, A, or B or contract of employment with a Canadian employer is needed. While on the program citizens of participating countries can gain valuable international experience by working for a Canadian company.
This program allows citizens of participating countries who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution in their country of citizenship to spend a period of time doing internship in Canadian companies. Participants must arrange co-op placements with Canadian employers before applying. Applicants must be registered students in a foreign country for the duration of the internship.