Jump to content

South Korea Joins List Of Countries Participating In International Experience Canada

By cvf, 06/09/2023


International Experience Canada (IEC) is being expanded again with Canada inking a deal with South Korea to allow their young people to live and work in both countries.

Canada’s latest youth mobility agreement with South Korea features a number of improvements over the existing memorandum of understanding signed in 1995:

  • the eligibility age will increase the upper age limit from 30 years of age to 35;
  • two new streams, International Co-op (Internship) and Young Professionals will be added to complement the existing Working Holiday category, and;
  • most youth will also have the option to participate twice in the program, each time for up to 24 months.

Read More

United States Asks Canada To Slap Visa Requirements Back On Visiting Mexican Nationals
Canada Start-Up Visa Immigration Numbers Down In 2023
Canada Ready To Enshrine Promotion Of Francophone Immigration Into Law


Countries Part Of International Experience Canada Program

Australia Hong Kong San Marino
Austria Ireland Slovakia
Belgium Italy Slovenia
Chile Japan Spain
Costa Rica South Korea Sweden
Croatia Latvia Switzerland
Czech Republic Lithuania Taiwan
Denmark Mexico Ukraine
Estonia Netherlands United Kingdom
Finland New Zealand Andorra
France Norway Canada
Germany Poland
Greece Portugal

This year, Canada is extending the IEC to nearly 90,000 international youth. More than 240,000 Canadians have participated in IEC since 2008.


Watch Video


Under the working holiday category of the IEC, candidates receive open work permits that allow them to work anywhere in the host country. They do not have to have a job offer and can work for more than one employer while in the country.

Under the international co-op, or internship, category, students receive employer-specific work permits to gain experience in their field of study.

The work placement or internship must be a requirement for the course of study and so the work permits are employer-specific. These participants must work for the same employer in the same location for the entire duration of their stay.

The young professionals’ category allows participants to receive employer-specific work permits to gain targeted, professional work experience that is within their field of study or career path.

IEC Applicants Can Use the Services Of Recognized Organizations To Help Plan Their Trips

The job must be one that contributes to the participant’s professional development. The work permit given is employer specific.

Under the IEC, applicants have the option of coming to work and travel in Canada with the help of a Recognized Organization (RO) to help them plan their trip.

These organizations, which usually charge a fee for their services, can help applicants:

  • get information about Canadian culture, languages, laws, taxes, and job opportunities;
  • find transportation, and;
  • provide general support and advice.

Using an RO can help some of those who may want to apply from non-IEC countries come to Canada through the program. Every applicant to the IEC who is using an RO needs to provide a confirmation letter indicating that the organization is helping him or her and upload it to his or her profile.

Here is a list of these recognized organizations, their target markets, the work permit they help provide and the countries in which they operate.


AIESEC Canada

AIESEC Canada is a non-profit organization that helps develop leadership in youth.

Types of work permits:

Young Professionals (employer-specific work permit) for career development

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 30

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories, Brazil, India


Go International

GO International is a Canadian organization that offers work and travel opportunities.

Types of work permits:

Working Holiday (open work permit)

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories, the United States


International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

IAESTE offers opportunities in technical career-related jobs.

Types of work permits:

Young Professionals (employer-specific work permit) for career development

International Co-op (Internship) (employer-specific work permit) for students

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries and other IAESTE country partners


A-Way to Work/International Rural Exchange Canada Inc.

Through A-Way to Work, the non-profit International Rural Exchange Canada offers paid opportunities to young people in:

  • agriculture
  • hospitality
  • culinary arts
  • tourism
  • horticulture
  • landscaping
  • other sectors

Types of work permits:

Working Holiday (open work permit)

Young Professionals (employer-specific work permit) for career development

Target Market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories only


Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)

Memorial University offers internships for students and recent graduates.

Types of work permits:

Working Holiday (open work permit)

International Co-op (Internship) (employer-specific work permit) for students

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories only


Stepwest

Stepwest offers work experiences ranging from paid ski resort jobs to industry-specific student internships.

Types of work permits:

Working Holiday (open work permit)

Young Professionals (employer-specific work permit) for career development

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories only


SWAP Working Holidays

SWAP Working Holidays helps with working holidays and young professional work and travel opportunities.

Types of work permits:

Working Holiday (open work permit)

Young Professionals (employer-specific work permit) for career development

Target market: Youth aged 18 to 35

Eligible to: IEC countries/territories, the United States

The post South Korea Joins List Of Countries Participating In International Experience Canada appeared first on Canada Immigration and Visa Information. Canadian Immigration Services and Free Online Evaluation..

  • 167 Views
  • 0 Comments



Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
IP.Board News by DevFuse
Coupon Code: 123456789
×
×
  • Create New...