Working Holiday

 

i1Canada has international agreements in place which allow Citizens of certain countries, and of a certain age, to apply to work in Canada without the need for a job offer or Labour Market Impact Assessment.

These programs fall under the International Experience Canada program. There are three different programs which fall under this program:

• Working Holidays
• Young Professionals
• International Co-op (Internships)
Below is a list of the eligible countries and what age applicants need to be in order to be eligible for the applicable programs.

CountryAge limitWorking HolidayYoung ProfessionalsInternational Co-op (Internship)
Australia18-30YesYesYes
Austria18-30NoYesYes
Belgium18-30YesNoNo
Chile18-35YesYesYes
Costa Rica18-35YesYesYes
Croatia18-35YesYesYes
Czech Republic18-35YesYesYes
Denmark18-35YesNoNo
Estonia18-35YesYesYes
France18-35YesYesYes
Germany18-35YesYesYes
Greece18-35YesYesYes
Hong Kong SAR18-30YesNoNo
Ireland18-35YesYesYes
Italy18-35YesNoNo
Japan18-30YesNoNo
Korea, Republic18-30YesNoNo
Latvia Republic18-35YesYesYes
Lithuania18-35YesYesYes
Mexico18-29YesYesYes
Netherlands18-30YesYesNo
New Zealand18-35YesNoNo
Norway18-35YesYesYes
Poland18-35YesYesYes
Slovakia18-35YesYesYes
Slovenia18-35YesYesYes
Spain18-35YesYesYes
Sweden18-30YesYesYes
Switzerland18-35NoYesYes
Taiwan18-35YesYesYes
Ukraine18-35YesYesYes
United Kingdom18-30YesNoNo

If you are not a Citizen of one of the countries above, are between 18 and 35 and you want to work in Canada, you will need to use the services of a Recognized Organization (RO). For 2016 and 2017.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
• For University/College students aged 18 – 35

International Association for Students of Economics and Commerce
• Students/Recent graduates aged 18-30

Canadian Host Family Association
• Youth aged 18 – 35

International Rural Exchange
• Youth aged 18 – 35

International Volunteer Exchange Program of the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada
• Youth aged 18 – 35

Academic Internship Council
• Students aged 18 – 35

University of Alberta
• Students/Recent graduates aged 18 – 35

University of New Brunswick Student Abroad Programs
• Students aged 18 – 35

INTERNeX International Exchange
• Students/Graduates/Youth aged 18 – 35

SWAP Working Holidays
• Students/Youth aged 18 – 35

GO International
• Youth aged 18 – 35

Stepwest
• Youth aged 18 – 35

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