International Experience Canada: Participating Countries List

CountryInternational Experience Canada CategoryAge eligibilityType of work permitMaximum validityParticipation frequency in International Experience CanadaMedical Exam needed? 
AustraliaWorking Holiday18-30Open24 monthsTwo participations maximum in International Experience Canada. A participation of 24 months in either Working Holiday or Young Professionals; a second participation of 12 months in International Co-op. These two participations can be carried out in the order of the applicant's choice.No
Young Professionals (Graduates)18-30Employer-specific24 monthsNo
International Co-op18-30Employer-specific24 months (unless it is the applicant's second participation since 2015, in which case, 12 months)No
AustriaWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsOne participation per categoryNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 months One participation per categoryNo
International Co-op18-35Employer-specific Internship or work placement must be in forestry, agriculture, or tourism6 monthsOne participationNo
BelgiumWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsOne participationNo
ChileWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations – Repeat category is permittedNo
Young Professionals (Supplementary graduate training)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Young worker exchange program)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
Costa RicaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo International Experience Canada participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
CroatiaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo International Experience Canada participations. Repeat category is permitted.No
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
Czech RepublicWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
DenmarkWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsOne participationNo
EstoniaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo International Experience Canada participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op  (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
FranceWorking Holiday18-35Open24 monthsTwo participations in International Experience Canada maximum: A participation of 24 months in either Working Holiday or Young Professionals or Young Professionals (VIE); a second participation of 12 months in International Co-op. Applicant can choose the order of these two participationsNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific24 monthsNo
Young Professionals - VIE18-35Employer-specific24 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
GermanyWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo times. Repeat category is not permitted.No
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
GreeceWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo International Experience Canada participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
Hong KongWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsOne participationYes
IrelandWorking Holiday18-35Open24 monthsTo avail of two International Experience Canada participations, one must be under the International Co-op (Internship) category.No
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific24 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
ItalyWorking Holiday18-35Open6 month work permit, may apply to stay an additional 6 months as a visitorOne participationNo
JapanWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsOne participationNo
LatviaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedYes
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsYes
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsYes
LithuaniaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedYes
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsYes
International Co-op  (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsYes
MexicoThe youth mobility agreement between Canada and Mexico is currently under review. As a result Invitations to Apply for an International Experience Canada permit are not being sent at this time.No
NetherlandsWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-30Employer-specific12 monthsNo
New ZealandWorking Holiday18-35Open23 monthsOne participation (f you participated in IEC before April 2, 2015, you are no longer eligible to apply)No
NorwayWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
PolandWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
Portugal
(expected to be implemented for the 2019 IEC season, which will begin in fall/autumn 2018)
Working Holiday18-35Open24 monthsOne participationNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific24 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific24 monthsNo
San MarinoWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participationsNo
SlovakiaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
SloveniaWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
South KoreaWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsOne participationYes
SpainWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsNo
SwedenWorking Holiday18-30Open12 monthsTwo participations. Repeat category is not permittedNo
Young Professionals18-30Employer-specific12 monthsNo
International Co-op (Internship)18-30Employer-specific12 monthsNo
SwitzerlandYoung Professionals18-35Employer-specific18 months (Total duration of the two permits combined cannot exceed 18 months)Two participations. Repeat category is permitted if the sum of the two participations is within the 18-month total limit.No
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specificNo
TaiwanWorking Holiday18-35Open12 monthsOne participationYes
Young Professionals18-35Employer-specific12 monthsYes
International Co-op (Internship)18-35Employer-specific12 monthsYes
UkraineThe youth mobility agreement between Canada and Ukraine is currently under review. As a result Invitations to Apply for an International Experience Canada permit are not being sent at this time.Yes
United KingdomWorking Holiday18-30Open24 monthsOne participationNo

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