IEC pool

IEC pool opening for certain countries for 2021

Canada is opening up the International Experience Canada IEC pool from March 1st but for certain countries. Selected candidates will be eligible to work in Canada. IEC is for the citizens of foreign countries who have agreements with Canada. The eligible age is usually between 18 and 35 but can vary depending on the country. Work Permits under the IEC also not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment. 

There are three different categories under the IEC and these are Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-op. 

Details for IEC 

Working Holiday visa holders do not need any job offer to be in Canada previously. But after Corona travel restrictions everybody needs a valid job offer under the IEC. Along with this, a letter of introduction is also needed. Candidates have to go under the COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine. 

Here are the details of the IEC pool for every country and it is scheduled to be open on March 1. 

Working Holiday

Previously there was no need for the job offer to come to Canada but now after Corona travel restrictions, participants need a valid job offer. Participants can work for any employer in Canada as under this program they get an open work permit. 

Young Professionals

It is for young professionals to enhance their professional skills. Participants have job offers under national occupation classification NOC levels 0, A, or B. 

The work permit is employer-specific under this category. 

International Co-op

This category is for students interested in an internship in Canada to complete their studies. Participants need to stay with the same employer at the same location during the time in Canada.

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