IEC 2024 Draws sent 19,482 Invitations for Canada Work Permit

IEC Work Permit Program Overview

IEC Canada work permit program, young people who are nationals of nations with bilateral youth mobility agreements with Canada can live and work in Canada for a limited period. Almost 90,000 applicants from more than 30 countries will have the chance to work in Canada thanks to this year’s intake. All qualified and interested parties may now submit an IEC profile to the IRCC.

Season Opening for 2024

IEC season opening for 2024 granted invites for 19,482 Canada work permit in the first two rounds, which took place on January 13 and 20, 2024.

The IEC candidate pool for working holiday visas was open to eligible professionals from 36 eligible nations.

Through the international Experience Canada (IEC) program, youth can visit, reside, and Canada Work Permit for a limited time.

A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is not required for individuals applying for a Canada work permit in Canada from more than 32 qualifying countries.

Candidates were granted a work visa under these three streams:

The Working Holiday stream 

This stream grants an Open Canada Work Permit (OWP) for up to two years, allowing holders to work for most employers in Canada, in most industries.

CountryTotal Invitations as of January 19Available SpotsCandidates in PoolQuotaChances of being invited to the next round
Andorra422325Excellent
Australia1,261Unlimited318UnlimitedExcellent
Austria864615100Excellent
Belgium45044146750Excellent
Chile906706,193725Very low
Costa Rica17681,40280Very low
Croatia212637275Excellent
Czech Republic210870351,000Excellent
Denmark6830614350Excellent
Estonia26956110Excellent
Finland000TBAExcellent
France6646,53316,9057,000Very low
Germany9453,8891654,490Excellent
Greece591466180Excellent
Hong Kong11113922200Excellent
Iceland51170120Excellent
Ireland1,1759,79226710,500Excellent
Italy5901,3951201,750Excellent
Japan1,7105,3103856,500Excellent
Latvia29263240Low
Lithuania13710121175Excellent
Luxembourg478080Excellent
Netherlands33421862430Excellent
New Zealand4332,210872,500Excellent
Norway261158135Excellent
Poland14254613635Excellent
Portugal1831,626371,750Excellent
San Marino124125Excellent
Slovakia14522920315Excellent
Slovenia1074480Excellent
South Korea4,2507,3894,14310,000Fair
Spain42152270800Excellent
Sweden6954116580Excellent
Taiwan1788472,128940Very Low
UK3,0857,1261,1319,000Very Good
Total16,93951,77433,68261,640
The Young Professionals stream 

This stream issues an employer-specific (or LMIA-based) Canada work permit for individuals who have a job offer and plan to work with a single employer in Canada Work Permit. Prior to applying, candidates must have secured co-op placements.

CountryTotal Invitations as of January 19Available SpotsCandidates in PoolQuotaChances of being invited to the next round
Australia34Unlimited12UnlimitedExcellent
Austria358160Excellent
Chile91615520Very low
Costa Rica8109915Very low
Croatia318120Excellent
Czech Republic611043145Excellent
Estonia19010Excellent
Finland000TBAExcellent
France4941,897772,200Excellent
France – VIE53955791,000Excellent
Germany803028350Excellent
Greece193310Excellent
Ireland301396150Excellent
Latvia1708Excellent
Lithuania517120Excellent
Luxembourg00010Excellent
Netherlands461454170Excellent
Norway314215Excellent
Poland111031110Excellent
Portugal61952200Excellent
Slovakia1821130Excellent
Slovenia414115Excellent
South Korea2461,417341,500Excellent
Spain44954120Excellent
Spain — IECX Vives049050Excellent
Sweden8962100Excellent
Switzerland401726200Excellent
Taiwan2341150Excellent
UK19782135900Excellent
Total1,4476,7185387,4780
The International Co-op Internship stream 

This stream Canada Work Permit citizens of participating countries who are enrolled in a post-secondary program (in their country of citizenship) to enter Canada and intern or work for a specific Canadian company. 

CountryTotal Invitations in first two roundsAvailable SpotsEligible candidates in poolQuotaChances of being invited to the next round
Australia2Unlimited1UnlimitedExcellent
Austria2020020Excellent
Chile6325Excellent
Costa Rica1405Excellent
Croatia0505Excellent
Czech Republic0505Excellent
Estonia0505Excellent
Finland000TBAExcellent
France8773,1201124,250Excellent
Germany311385160Excellent
Greece10010010Excellent
Ireland1441150Excellent
Latvia0202Excellent
Lithuania0505Excellent
Luxembourg00010Excellent
Norway5515Excellent
Poland0505Excellent
Portugal550250Excellent
Slovakia0505Excellent
Slovenia0505Excellent
South Korea94950500Excellent
Spain129030Excellent
Sweden020020Excellent
Switzerland1042150Excellent
Taiwan780100Excellent
UK8973100Excellent
Total1,0964,1181285,4020

The IEC assists Canada Work Permit in addressing the persistent labor shortages that plague numerous businesses inside the nation, such as manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail commerce, and others. Immigration is a major source of labor, therefore Canada Work Permit bilateral agreements with its IEC partner nations are beneficial in that they supply young labor to important industries and allow Canadian and foreign kids to get international work experience.

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