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.
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.
Across all IEC countries and pools, 5,458 spots are still left for this IEC season.
Redistributions from the Young Professionals (YP) and International Co-op (IC) pools to their Working Holiday (WH) pool give Irish citizens renewed excellent chances of receiving an invite. Japan, New Zealand and Sweden still have a considerable number of spots left in the Working Holiday pool, while chances remain slim for most other countries.
Additional redistribution of spots between pools for Germany, Spain and Switzerland have given a few more hopefuls the chance to participate in the category of their choice this season. Spots have been re-allocated between the French pools as well, although the numbers seem to have been confused on the official IEC website. We have refrained from updating the numbers for the time being.
Applicants under the International Co-op category still enjoy excellent chances of receiving an invite on average, no matter the country of citizenship.
Our update provides the latest figures and reflects changes in the pools since July 6, 2018. Find the latest figures for all IEC pools below!