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August 7, 2023

IEC invites 3,090 Candidates for Open Work Permits under Working Holiday Visa

An invitation to apply for open work permits under Working Holiday Visa was issued to 3,090 applicants by International Experience Canada – IEC, August 4, 2023.

This brings it to a total of 94,294 invitations currently issued out, 17,565 spots are still available for the Working Holiday Visa category of IEC 2023 season.

152 closed work permit invitations to apply have been sent in Young Professionals category.

30 invitations have been issued under the International Co-op (Internship) category.

This IEC season began with a quota of welcoming 90,000 youngsters from over 30 eligible countries, with additional quota being added as needed.

As stated by the most recent IRCC processing update from August 2, the IEC 2023 season processing time has now reached 11 weeks.

Working Holiday Visa

Individuals from eligible countries who desire the flexibility to work for any employer in any location of Canada are suitable for this visa.

Candidates in this program receive an open work permit. This means you can change professions and locations while exploring Canada.

Country Invitations Sent Week Ending
Aug 4
Total Invitations In 2023 Candidates In Pool Available Spots IEC 2023 Quota Chances of Receiving An Invitation  Next Week
Andorra 0 24 0 16 25 Excellent
Australia 260 8,713 178 unlimited unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 265 28 1 168 Very Low
Belgium 1 1,160 188 3 750 Very Low
Chile 0 2,292 7,856 0 1,618 Very Low
Costa Rica 299 1,569 762 267 1,150 Low
Croatia 3 148 2 185 275 Excellent
Czech Republic 35 1,030 19 371 1,000 Excellent
Denmark 8 386 7 68 350 Excellent
Estonia 3 125 2 38 110 Excellent
France 0 16,886 11,764 0 7,000 Very Low
Germany 120 4,999 92 1,193 4,490 Excellent
Greece 5 371 8 126 378 Excellent
Hong Kong 14 442 108 7 200 Very Low
Ireland 137 7,460 90 6,202 10,500 Excellent
Italy 57 2,509 44 502 1,855 Excellent
Japan 223 7,175 164 877 6,500 Excellent
Korea Republic 1,328 12,164 1 1,226 8,500 Excellent
Latvia 0 72 36 0 40 Very Low
Lithuania 1 393 68 1 185 Very Low
Luxembourg 3 42 1 49 80 Excellent
Netherlands 23 1,141 16 128 880 Excellent
New Zealand 71 2,571 45 777 2,500 Excellent
Norway 5 131 5 57 130 Excellent
Poland 21 922 13 134 635 Excellent
Portugal 30 1,111 24 1,036 1,750 Excellent
San Marino 0 4 0 22 25 Excellent
Slovakia 3 519 1 25 323 Excellent
Slovenia 2 58 1 55 80 Excellent
Spain 49 2,261 35 597 1,845 Excellent
Sweden 7 448 13 350 580 Excellent
Taiwan 0 4,622 1,728 0 2,425 Very Low
United Kingdom 382 12,281 298 3,252 10,000 Excellent
Total 3,090 94,294 23,597 17,565 66,347

Working Holiday Invitations

 

Young Professionals

In this category, candidates from eligible countries can obtain Canadian work experience by working for a Canadian company.

To apply, candidates must have a valid offer of employment in Canada.

Considering the fact that this program offers an employer-specific work visa, you must work for the same company in the same location.

Country Invitations Sent Week Ending
Aug 4
Total Invitations In 2023 Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
IEC 2023 Quota Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week
Australia 6 161 3 unlimited unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 12 0 8 10 Excellent
Chile 0 395 67 0 130 Very low
Costa Rica 4 207 2 11 98 Excellent
Croatia 0 8 0 15 20 Excellent
Czech Republic 6 255 2 2 145 Excellent
Estonia 0 15 0 2 10 Excellent
France 80 3,156 55 368 2,200 Excellent
France via Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) 12 420 90 174 550 Excellent
Germany 18 484 12 107 350 Excellent
Greece 5 140 3 45 120 Excellent
Ireland 2 132 3 127 150 Excellent
Italy 2 190 3 61 130 Excellent
Latvia 1 8 1 7 8 Excellent
Lithuania 0 22 0 3 13 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 2 0 9 10 Excellent
Netherlands 1 154 0 31 120 Excellent
Norway 0 11 0 9 15 Excellent
Poland 1 86 0 77 110 Excellent
Portugal 1 41 0 188 200 Excellent
Slovakia 3 56 0 0 25 Excellent
Slovenia 0 13 0 7 15 Excellent
Spain 2 193 5 69 150 Excellent
Spain via ICEX Vives 0 10 0 42 50 Excellent
Sweden 0 34 0 88 100 Excellent
Switzerland 2 273 0 11 200 Excellent
Taiwan 6 158 0 14 73 Excellent
Total 152 6,636 246 1,475 5,002
Young Professionals Invitations

International Co-op

Foreign students from eligible countries can complete a work placement or internship in Canada through this program.

Country Invitations Sent Week Ending
Aug 4
Total Invitations In 2023 Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
IEC 2023 Quota Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next 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 29 3,883 24 1,671 4,250 Excellent
Germany 2 109 1 104 160 Excellent
Greece -1 0 0 2 2 Excellent
Ireland 0 18 0 37 50 Excellent
Italy 0 23 2 8 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 0 4 5 Excellent
Sweden 0 16 0 19 20 Excellent
Switzerland 0 44 1 22 50 Excellent
Taiwan 0 19 0 2 2 Excellent
Total 30 4,134 28 1,963 4,656
International Co-op (Internship) invitations

Need help preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Send us an email on eseumohimmigration@gmail.com

 

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