Working Holiday Canada News
Pools for the 2019 IEC program have opened. This means you’ll be able to create your profile, and begin your IEC journey.
IEC 2019 season launched for most countries on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Candidates wishing to participate in the new IEC 2019 season can now enter the opened pools. The pools for Mexico and the Ukraine remain on hold and are currently not accepting applicants. IEC mentioned on Twitter that the first invitations to apply are expected to be sent out in late December 2018 / early January 2019, though these dates might still change.
The new season adds Portugal to the list of countries participating in IEC, allowing Portuguese citizens aged 18-35 one participation of up to 24 months in one of the three categories. The quotas for the Portuguese pools include 1,750 spots in the Working Holiday category, 200 Young Professionals spots and 50 spots for International Co-op.
With the pools open for the IEC 2019 season, the upper age limit for Australians wishing to participate in the IEC program has been increased to 35 years of age, up from 30.
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This article lists the figures for the latest round of invitations in the IEC 2019 season once they become available. Our update usually provides the latest figures and reflects changes in the pools since the previous round.
Please find the figures for the last round of invitations in the IEC 2018 season (as of September 28, 2018) at the bottom of the article.
2019 IEC season explained in 100 seconds
We created this short video to help you understand how all of this works.
Here’s where you’ll find the latest information for your country and pool in the International Experience Canada (IEC) Working Holiday Canada program, as well as other IEC categories.
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).
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.
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