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September 4, 2023

IEC sends 4,039 open Work Permit invitations in New Working Holiday Visa Draw

A large total of 4,039 open work permit invitations in new Working Holiday Visa rounds was sent out by International Experience Canada (IEC) last week.

As of September 1, 2023, a total of 18,238 spots are still available for open work permits under the Working Holiday Visa category of 2023 season.

Country-specific quotas are being redistributed with France getting 700 more spots for Working Holiday Visa and 750 additional spots for Young Professionals category this week.

In the last round, we saw addition of new spots for Belgium (200), Chile (2,500), and Taiwan (1,000) in the Working Holiday Visa category which resulted in increased number of invitations for these countries in this round.

Furthermore, 251 closed work permit invitations have been sent under the Young Professionals category and only 53 under International Co-op category.

According to the most recent IRCC processing time update, the IEC 2023 season processing time has improved by 2 weeks to 9 weeks.

See below tables detailing the breakdown by country and category of invitations sent last week, the total number of invitations sent in 2023, the number of applicants in the pool, the number of available spaces, and the likelihood of receiving an invitation this week.

Working Holiday Visa Invitations

Country Invitations
Issued Last
Week
Total
Invitations
2023
Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
IEC 2023
Quota
Andorra 0 24 0 15 25 Excellent
Australia 249 9,553 143 unlimited unlimited Excellent
Austria 3 274 32 0 168 Very Low
Belgium 205 1,370 69 76 950 Excellent
Chile 1,500 3,789 8,284 2,059 4,118 Very Low
Costa Rica 153 2,052 726 0 1,150 Very Low
Croatia 3 164 1 174 275 Excellent
Czech Republic 35 1,109 26 331 1,000 Excellent
Denmark 6 415 7 52 350 Excellent
Estonia 1 130 3 36 110 Excellent
France 8 16,886 12,918 0 12,700 Very Low
Germany 60 5,396 70 945 4,490 Excellent
Greece 1 394 8 113 378 Excellent
Hong Kong 5 462 144 3 200 Very Low
Ireland 84 7,820 82 6,015 10,500 Excellent
Italy 67 2,733 54 417 1,855 Excellent
Japan 217 7,940 147 281 6,500 Excellent
Korea Republic 277 12,462 166 1,339 8,500 Excellent
Latvia 2 78 31 0 40 Very Low
Lithuania 4 398 73 0 185 Very Low
Luxembourg 2 45 2 45 80 Excellent
Netherlands 17 1,213 12 94 880 Excellent
New Zealand 53 2,779 31 639 2,500 Excellent
Norway 9 155 1 42 130 Excellent
Poland 10 977 7 110 635 Excellent
Portugal 23 1,213 25 969 1,750 Excellent
San Marino 0 4 0 22 25 Excellent
Slovakia 6 539 10 15 323 Excellent
Slovenia 0 60 2 53 80 Excellent
Spain 33 2,428 35 525 1,845 Excellent
Sweden 6 492 7 323 580 Excellent
Taiwan 748 5,368 1,872 933 3,425 Fair
United Kingdom 252 13,566 200 2,612 10,000 Excellent
Total 4,039 102,288 25,188 18,238 75,747

IEC 2023 Working Holiday Visa invitations

Young Professionals Invitations

Country Invitations
Issued Last
Week
Total
Invitations
2023
Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
IEC 2023
Quota
Australia 3 178 2 unlimited unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 14 0 6 10 Excellent
Chile 76 471 24 75 130 Very low
Costa Rica 4 217 0 10 98 Excellent
Croatia 1 12 0 15 20 Excellent
Czech Republic 7 274 5 5 145 Excellent
Estonia 0 15 0 1 10 Excellent
France 79 3,393 54 575 2,550 Excellent
France via Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) 58 501 52 148 600 Excellent
Germany 9 529 9 88 350 Excellent
Greece 0 150 2 40 120 Excellent
Ireland 0 138 3 125 150 Excellent
Italy 0 197 2 58 130 Excellent
Latvia 0 9 0 7 8 Excellent
Lithuania 1 23 0 3 13 Excellent
Luxembourg 1 3 0 8 10 Excellent
Netherlands 5 163 3 25 120 Excellent
Norway 0 11 0 9 15 Excellent
Poland 1 88 0 75 110 Excellent
Portugal 0 41 0 188 200 Excellent
Slovakia 1 58 0 1 25 Excellent
Slovenia 0 15 0 6 15 Excellent
Spain 2 212 1 60 150 Excellent
Spain via ICEX Vives 0 10 Not applicable 44 50 Excellent
Sweden 0 37 2 88 100 Excellent
Switzerland 1 279 2 8 200 Excellent
Taiwan 2 169 3 11 73 Excellent
Total 251 7,207 164 1,679 5,402

IEC 2023 Young Professionals invitations

International Co-op (Internships) invitations

Country Invitations
Issued Last Week
Total
Invitations
2023
Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
IEC 2023
Quota
Australia 0 0 0 Unlimited Unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 2 0 0 2 Excellent
Chile 0 7 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 50 3,964 20 529 2,600 Excellent
Germany 2 115 2 103 160 Excellent
Greece 0 0 0 2 2 Excellent
Ireland 0 18 0 37 50 Excellent
Italy 0 27 0 7 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 5 0 3 5 Excellent
Sweden 0 16 0 19 20 Excellent
Switzerland 1 48 3 20 50 Excellent
Taiwan 0 19 0 2 2 Excellent
Total 53 4,232 25 816 3,006

International Co-op (Internships) invitations

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