Canada Invites 2,036 Candidates in Latest IEC Draw

Canada Invites 2,036 Candidates in Latest IEC Draw

During the week ending May 4, 2024, International Experience Canada (IEC) issued 2,036 work permit invitations across multiple categories. The largest segment, the Working Holiday Visa, granted 1,776 open work permit invitations to applicants from over 32 eligible nations.

Currently, the Working Holiday Pool comprises 32,556 candidates vying for the remaining 21,801 spots available for the remainder of the year.

In the Young Professional category, 190 invitations were extended for closed work permits, with 4,953 spots remaining for future selection rounds.

The International Co-op (Internship) category extended invitations to 90 candidates in the pool for closed work permits.

For the IEC 2024 season, the processing time is currently estimated at 5 weeks, according to the latest official IRCC processing update as of May 1.

Here are the breakdowns for category-specific and country-specific invitations, available spots, the 2024 quota, and the likelihood of receiving an invitation next week.

WORKING HOLIDAY CATEGORY 

An open work permit is given to those invited under the Working Holiday category, allowing them to work for almost any Canadian firm.

CountryInvitations since last weekAvailable SpotsCandidates in pool2024 QuotaChances of receiving an invite next week
Andorra115025Excellent
Australia2190186UnlimitedExcellent
Austria3357168Excellent
Belgium285224750Excellent
Chile668,604725Very low
Costa Rica3222,12780Very low
Croatia62450275Excellent
Czech Republic14644111,000Excellent
Denmark131705350Excellent
Estonia2610110Excellent
Finland002UnlimitedExcellent
France20015116,8927,000Very low
Germany1062,451714,490Excellent
Greece6563160Excellent
Hong Kong11277200Excellent
Iceland11120120Excellent
Ireland1178,1296610,500Excellent
Italy58751531,750Excellent
Japan1822,3211506,500Excellent
Latvia211245Very Low
Lithuania7446188Excellent
Luxembourg066080Excellent
Netherlands-10130500Very low
New Zealand541,434432,500Excellent
Norway3807135Excellent
Poland1435710635Excellent
Portugal191,351231,750Excellent
San Marino024025Excellent
Slovakia1211410315Excellent
Slovenia258280Excellent
South Korea116511,45410,000Very Low
Spain5213540875Excellent
Sweden1043310580Excellent
Taiwan80552,243940Very Low
United Kingdom4012,3703589,000Excellent
Total1,77621,80132,55661,851

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 

Young Professionals category invitees receive a closed work permit that is specific to their employer.

CountryInvitations since last weekAvailable SpotsCandidates in pool2024 QuotaChances of receiving an invite next week
Australia506UnlimitedExcellent
Austria04110Excellent
Chile0019320Very low
Costa Rica2013618Very low
Croatia017020Excellent
Czech Republic2273145Excellent
Estonia07110Excellent
Finland000UnlimitedExcellent
France671,221582,200Excellent
France: VIE26800591,000Excellent
Germany161688350Excellent
Greece26638Excellent
Ireland101233150Excellent
Latvia0003Excellent
Lithuania12210Excellent
Luxembourg010010Excellent
Netherlands906100Very low
Norway210015Excellent
Poland2942110Excellent
Portugal01910200Excellent
Slovakia14130Excellent
Slovenia011015Excellent
South Korea121,316131,500Excellent
Spain85570Excellent
Spain: ICEX Vives049050Excellent
Sweden0884100Excellent
Switzerland8789200Excellent
Taiwan01850Very Low
United Kingdom1772127900Excellent
Total1904,9535517,324

INTERNATIONAL CO-OP OR INTERNSHIP 

An employer is the beneficiary of a work visa issued under the International Co-op (Internship) category.

CountryInvitations since last weekAvailable SpotsCandidates in pool2024 QuotaChances of receiving an invite next week
Australia100UnlimitedExcellent
Austria0202Excellent
Chile0405Excellent
Costa Rica0102Excellent
Croatia0505Excellent
Czech Republic0405Excellent
Estonia0505Excellent
Finland000UnlimitedExcellent
France571,905603,800Excellent
Germany21125160Excellent
Greece0202Excellent
Ireland034050Excellent
Latvia0202Excellent
Lithuania0202Excellent
Luxembourg010010Excellent
Norway0505Excellent
Poland0505Excellent
Portugal050050Excellent
Slovakia0505Excellent
Slovenia0505Excellent
South Korea24971500Excellent
Spain12015Excellent
Sweden020020Excellent
Switzerland332050Excellent
Taiwan260100Excellent
United Kingdom2922100Excellent
Total702,807684,905

Candidates who received an invitation in this latest round have 20 calendar days to submit their applications for a work permit through their online accounts. Receiving an invitation is a critical step, as it allows candidates to provide supporting documents like police certificates, proof of funds, and other requirements.

Those interested in the IEC 2024 pool are encouraged to create an online profile and submit their profiles under one of the three categories based on their qualifications. Profiles are then ranked based on criteria like education, work experience, and language ability.

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