IEC 2024: A Record Week of Invitations and a Warm Welcome to Finland

Welcome to Finland
Warm Welcome to Finland:

In a spectacular turn of events, the International Experience Canada (IEC) 2024 program has made headlines with an impressive round of invitations, showcasing its commitment to facilitating global youth experiences. The week ending February 29 witnessed a remarkable 12,972 open work permit invitations, contributing to a grand total of 14,209 invitations across all three categories. As excitement builds, Welcome to Finland adds to the anticipation by joining the list of eligible IEC member countries.

IEC 2024 has set a new standard with the second-highest number of invitations sent in a single week, closely following the peak observed during the week ending January 20. The surge in invitations via the Working Holiday Visa category indicates the program’s popularity, with 12,972 young individuals set to embark on transformative international journeys.

Welcome to Finland Joins the IEC Family: In a significant update, Finland has officially become part of the IEC family. Starting March 1, 2024, Finns can submit their profiles to IEC pools, opening doors to exciting opportunities for cultural exchange and professional growth. The first round of invitations for Finnish applicants is scheduled to kick off the week of March 11, 2024, marking a milestone in IEC’s global reach.

Beyond the Working Holiday Visa category, IEC 2024 continues to support diverse career paths. A total of 751 individuals received invitations to apply for closed work permits under the Young Professional category, providing a platform for career development and international collaboration. Simultaneously, the International Co-op (internship) category welcomed around 500 individuals, fostering cross-cultural learning experiences.

Since its official kickoff on December 11, 2023, the IEC 2024 season has witnessed an overwhelming response from international youth. Qualified candidates have been actively submitting their profiles to the IEC pool, highlighting the program’s role as a gateway to global exploration and personal development.

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 Sent During Week Ending Feb 29Available SpotsEligible candidates in the poolQuotaChances of being invited to the next round
Andorra316025Excellent
Australia7860172UnlimitedExcellent
Austria2864100Excellent
Belgium13424731750Excellent
Chile4502727,073725Very low
Costa Rica27411,77980Very low
Croatia102544275Excellent
Czech Republic68760151,000Excellent
Denmark312589350Excellent
Estonia14773110Excellent
Finland000TBAExcellent
France2,9633,58716,9577,000Very low
Germany4683,2671204,490Excellent
Greece261123180Excellent
Hong Kong418715200Excellent
Iceland01171120Excellent
Ireland6989,02917110,500Excellent
Italy2821,057601,750Excellent
Japan8264,0231566,500Excellent
Latvia1731540Fair
Lithuania40758175Excellent
Luxembourg575080Excellent
Netherlands121437430Very Low
New Zealand2511,871622,500Excellent
Norway17962135Excellent
Poland8847719635Excellent
Portugal761,513251,750Excellent
San Marino024025Excellent
Slovakia3417710315Excellent
Slovenia666180Excellent
South Korea2,7192,37453110,000Excellent
Spain24228247800Excellent
Sweden394969580Excellent
Taiwan6504022,014940Very Low
United Kingdom1,8124,8293869,000Very Good
Total12,97235,97429,73961,640
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 

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

CountryInvitations Sent During Week Ending Feb 29Available SpotsEligible candidates in the poolQuotaChances of being invited to the next round
Australia1105UnlimitedExcellent
Austria157260Excellent
Chile15916420Very low
Costa Rica8012115Very low
Croatia017020Excellent
Czech Republic36719145Excellent
Estonia28110Excellent
Finland000TBAExcellent
France3001,629752,200Excellent
France – VIE44885591,000Excellent
Germany5825718350Excellent
Greece133310Excellent
Ireland331279150Excellent
Latvia3618Excellent
Lithuania314120Excellent
Luxembourg010010Excellent
Netherlands161332170Excellent
Norway012015Excellent
Poland41011110Excellent
Portugal31950200Excellent
Slovakia813230Excellent
Slovenia113015Excellent
South Korea491,371121,500Excellent
Spain28765120Excellent
Spain — IECX Vives049750Excellent
Sweden4911100Excellent
Switzerland251375200Excellent
Taiwan7291150Excellent
United Kingdom7979124900Excellent
Total7516,1045387,478
INTERNATIONAL CO-OP OR INTERNSHIP 

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

CountryInvitations this weekAvailable SpotsCandidates in poolQuotaChances of being invited to the next round
Australia000UnlimitedExcellent
Austria020020Excellent
Chile1205Excellent
Costa Rica0515Excellent
Croatia0505Excellent
Czech Republic0405Excellent
Estonia0505Excellent
Finland000TBAExcellent
France1232,566894,250Excellent
Germany41284160Excellent
Greece010010Excellent
Ireland040150Excellent
Latvia0202Excellent
Lithuania0505Excellent
Luxembourg010010Excellent
Norway0505Excellent
Poland0505Excellent
Portugal049050Excellent
Slovakia0505Excellent
Slovenia0505Excellent
South Korea04990500Excellent
Spain128030Excellent
Sweden020020Excellent
Switzerland039250Excellent
Taiwan0100100Excellent
UK2952100Excellent
Total1313,562995,402

Welcome to Finland: IEC 2024 Invitations and Opportunities

  • Welcome to Finland – an enticing destination under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program for the year 2024.
  • This year, Finland opens its arms wide to welcome participants from around the globe, offering them an unparalleled experience in this Nordic wonderland.
  • The IEC program has seen a remarkable surge in invitations for welcome to Finland, signaling the growing popularity of this charming country among young travelers.
  • Participants selected for the IEC program can anticipate a warm welcome upon their arrival in Finland, with its friendly locals and inclusive community ethos.
  • From the vibrant streets of Helsinki to the serene landscapes of the Finnish countryside, participants will have the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in Finland’s rich culture and natural beauty.
  • Finland’s renowned education system and innovative industries provide participants with exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth during their stay.
  • Whether skiing under the Northern Lights in Lapland or enjoying a traditional Finnish sauna experience, participants are sure to create lasting memories in this picturesque country.
  • The IEC program not only offers participants a chance to gain valuable international experience but also fosters cultural exchange and global connections.
  • Welcome to Finland – where adventure, opportunity, and warm hospitality await at every turn.
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