Recent changes to Canada’s working holiday visa mean young Australians can now work in Canada up to 35, and Canadians aged 18 to 35 can work and travel to Australia through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, previously the program was for young Australians up to age 30. Canada has agreements with over 30 countries for youth to work and travel abroad.
There are 3 ways to participate in the IEC program:
- Working Holiday (travel and work): Participants are eligible to apply for an open work permit to allow them to work for any employer or location in Canada to subsidize their stay as they travel and discover the country.
- Young Professionals (career development): Participants are eligible to apply for an employer-specific work permit to help them gain professional work experience in Canada.
- International Co-op (internships for students only): Participants are eligible to apply for an employer-specific work permit to help them gain experience in their field of study.
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