Here’s where you’ll find the latest information for your country and pool, in the 2018 International Experience Canada (IEC) Working Holiday Canada program. With pools now closed for the IEC 2018 season and the 2019 just around the corner, find out how you can be kept up to date on when the 2019 IEC season opens.
Applicants will need to create a profile, and await their invitation to apply for a work permit. These are sent out in ‘rounds of invitations’, which take place at “regular intervals”, according to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
On this page, we’ll have the latest data on the number of candidates in your pool, and your chances of being selected to receive an invitation to apply during the next round. We update this guide weekly, typically on Mondays.
If you are on an IEC work permit and want to remain in Canada, learn how and when you may be able to benefit from implied status.
Working Holiday Canada News
IEC 2018 SEASON CLOSING – IEC announced on Wednesday, September 26, that the final round of invitations for all remaining pools wouls be on Monday, October 1. As that date has now passed, pools are closed for the season. If you’ve received an Invitation to Apply before the close of the season, or you have started your work permit application, you can still complete and submit your work permit application.
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We will continue to update this article with the figures on the remaining invitations. Our update provides the latest figures and reflects changes in the pools since September 21, 2018. Find the latest figures for all IEC pools below!
Across all IEC countries and pools, 2,622 spots are still left for this IEC season. 151 spots were filled over the past week.
A total of 687 invitations were sent out, with most invitations going to candidates in the Working Holiday pools from Australia (216), Ireland (199), New Zealand (77) and across the French pools (137).
Ireland (2,138) and New Zealand (191) hold the majority of spots across pools left this season.