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August 14, 2023

1,981 Applicants invited to apply for Work Permits under the IEC program

In the just concluded week  August 11,  International Experience Canada – IEC 2023 sent out 1,981 invitations to apply (ITAs) for work permits.

This brings it to a total of 107,045 work permit invitations sent out by Canada under the working holiday visa, young professionals and International Co-op categories since the beginning of the 2023 IEC season in January 2023.

The IEC 2023 season opened up with a set quota of accepting 90,000 newcomers from more than 30 eligible countries during this season, and additional quotas are being added as needed.

The IEC 2023 Working Holiday Visa Quota for Korea and the Republic has been increased by 2,000 to a total of 8,500.

750 new spots were added for Chile. Initially, Chile had a quota of only 400, but now a total of 1,150 Chileans will be accepted.

Although more than 100,000 people have been invited so far, around 18,000 spots are still available among all three categories.

IEC Working Holiday visa category sent out 1,818 new open work permit invitations in the just concluded week.

With 96,112 invitations already sent in 2023, this sums up to be the biggest category in IEC.  However, 17,003 spots are still available under the IEC Working Holiday visa category.

127 closed work permit invitations were sent under the Young Professionals category, while only 36 were sent under the least common category, the International Co-op (Internship).

As per latest IRCC processing update of August 9, IEC 2023 season processing time has now increased to 11 weeks.

See below IEC 2023 Working Holiday Visa Invitations

Country Invitations Sent Week Ending  Aug 11 Total Invitations In 2023 Candidates In Pool Available Spots IEC 2023 Quota

Chances of receiving an invitation this week

Andorra 0 24 0 15 25 Excellent
Australia 278 8,991 138 unlimited unlimited Excellent
Austria 1 266 33 1 168 Very Low
Belgium 5 1,165 212 0 750 Very Low
Chile 0 2,292 7,939 0 1,618 Very Low
Costa Rica 258 1,827 669 104 1,150 Low
Croatia 3 151 4 182 275 Excellent
Czech Republic 24 1,054 20 361 1,000 Excellent
Denmark 14 400 5 60 350 Excellent
Estonia 2 127 1 37 110 Excellent
France 0 16,886 12,097 0 12,000 Very Low
Germany 139 5,138 74 1,103 4,490 Excellent
Greece 11 382 3 118 378 Excellent
Hong Kong 7 449 118 4 200 Very Low
Ireland 118 7,578 59 6,141 10,500 Excellent
Italy 60 2,569 41 482 1,855 Excellent
Japan 248 7,423 150 703 6,500 Excellent
Korea Republic 0 12,164 1 1,560 8,500 Excellent
Latvia 0 72 36 0 40 Very Low
Lithuania 1 394 72 0 185 Very Low
Luxembourg 1 43 0 48 80 Excellent
Netherlands 23 1,164 14 111 880 Excellent
New Zealand 66 2,637 43 733 2,500 Excellent
Norway 6 137 5 54 130 Excellent
Poland 18 940 10 126 635 Excellent
Portugal 34 1,145 18 1,012 1,750 Excellent
San Marino 0 4 0 22 25 Excellent
Slovakia 3 522 5 24 323 Excellent
Slovenia 1 59 0 54 80 Excellent
Spain 46 2,307 22 576 1,845 Excellent
Sweden 16 464 5 340 580 Excellent
Taiwan 0 4,622 1,798 0 2,425 Very Low
United Kingdom 435 12,716 231 3,032 10,000 Excellent
Total 1,818 96,112 23,823 17,003 71,347

 

See below Young Professionals Invitations

Country Invitations Sent Week Ending  Aug 11 Total Invitations In 2023 Candidates In Pool Available Spots IEC 2023 Quota Chances of receiving an invitation this week
Australia 8 169 0 unlimited unlimited Excellent
Austria 1 13 0 7 10 Excellent
Chile 0 395 74 0 130 Very low
Costa Rica 2 209 1 11 98 Excellent
Croatia 0 8 3 16 20 Excellent
Czech Republic 5 260 3 3 145 Excellent
Estonia 0 15 0 1 10 Excellent
France 72 3,228 42 69 1,950 Excellent
France via Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) 12 432 97 62 450 Excellent
Germany 16 500 9 100 350 Excellent
Greece 4 144 1 44 120 Excellent
Ireland 3 135 0 125 150 Excellent
Italy 3 193 1 61 130 Excellent
Latvia 1 9 0 6 8 Excellent
Lithuania 0 22 0 3 13 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 2 0 9 10 Excellent
Netherlands 0 154 0 31 120 Excellent
Norway 0 11 0 9 15 Excellent
Poland 0 86 0 77 110 Excellent
Portugal 0 41 0 188 200 Excellent
Slovakia 0 56 0 0 25 Excellent
Slovenia 0 13 0 7 15 Excellent
Spain 0 193 5 69 150 Excellent
Spain via ICEX Vives 0 10 0 42 50 Excellent
Sweden 0 34 0 88 100 Excellent
Switzerland 0 273 0 11 200 Excellent
Taiwan 0 158 0 14 73 Excellent
Total 127 6,763 236 1,053 4,652

See below International Co-op (Internships) Invitations

Country Invitations Sent Week Ending  Aug 11 Total Invitations In 2023 Candidates In Pool Available Spots IEC 2023 Quota Chances of receiving an invitation this week
Australia 0 0 0 Unlimited Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 2 0 0 2 Excellent
Chile 0 6 0 1 2 Excellent
Costa Rica 0 2 0 2 2 Excellent
Croatia 0 0 0 5 5 Excellent
Czech Republic 0 1 0 4 5 Excellent
Estonia 0 0 0 5 5 Excellent
France 30 3,913 13 0 2,600 Excellent
Germany 1 110 2 104 160 Excellent
Greece 0 0 0 2 2 Excellent
Ireland 0 18 0 37 50 Excellent
Italy 3 26 1 6 15 Excellent
Latvia 0 0 0 2 2 Excellent
Lithuania 0 0 0 2 2 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 3 0 9 10 Excellent
Norway 0 0 0 5 5 Excellent
Poland 0 2 0 3 5 Excellent
Portugal 0 3 0 49 50 Excellent
Slovakia 0 0 0 2 2 Excellent
Slovenia 0 0 0 5 5 Excellent
Spain 0 3 1 4 5 Excellent
Sweden 0 16 0 19 20 Excellent
Switzerland 2 46 0 22 50 Excellent
Taiwan 0 19 0 2 2 Excellent
Total 36 4,170 17 290 3,006

 

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