2022 IEC season: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, Internship

Published: 01-12-2022



Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration of Canada launched the 2023 International Experience Canada (IEC) Program with a 20% increase in the number of applicants who can apply. Applicants will be able to apply as of January 9, 2023.

Here is an article about the 2022 IEC season (Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International co-op (Internship) permits). Read on for the latest news!

What is International Experience Canada (IEC)?

IEC is a Government of Canada program designed to give 18-35 year-old travellers the opportunity to work in Canada.
There are three IEC work permit categories:

  • Working Holiday (often referred to as the “WHV”)
  • Young Professionals 
  • International Co-op (Internship)

When is the 2022 IEC season opening?

The pools are now open!

Country of citizenship Working Holiday Quota
Andorra 25 spots
Austria 171 spots
Australia Unlimited
Belgium 1 250 spots
Chile 725 spots
Croatia 275 spots
Costa Rica 80 spots
Czech republic 1 000 spots
Denmark 350 spots
Estonia 110 spots
France 10 950 spots
Germany 4 490 spots
Greece 180 spots
Hong Kong 200 spots
Ireland 10 500 spots
Italy 1 000 spots
Japan 6 500 spots
Latvia 40 spots
Lithuania 175 spots
Luxembourg 80 spots
New Zealand 2 500 spots
Netherlands 430 spots
Norway 130 spots
Poland 635 spots
Portugal 1750 spots
San Marino 25 spots
Slovakia 315 spots
Slovenia 80 spots
Spain 800 spots
South Korea 4 000 spots
Sweden 580 spots
Taiwan 940 spots
United Kingdom 8 000 spots

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DON’T GET SCAMMED! Every year, a number of hopeful candidates use third-party websites. The deal? “Of course, we can guarantee you a spot, just pay $$$!” Scammers! There is only one website to submit your profile to a pool—the Government of Canada website.

How can I apply for a Working Holiday work permit?

New to the Working Holiday work permit? Take a minute to read the Introduction to the Canadian Working Holiday Visa Program for a comprehensive overview.

If you’re a former Working Holiday visa holder, you still need to understand how the process works for Canada. For instance, unlike Australia or New Zealand, Canada has a quota system. Candidate profiles are drawn at random from pools—you may not receive an invitation at all since there are usually more applicants than visas available.

You can now submit your profile to a pool. Use our comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide to International Experience Canada Work Permits for Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-op work permits applications (with screenshots!).

The two basic Working Holiday work permit requirements are having a minimum of CAN$2,500 to help cover your expenses in Canada and buying health insurance (psst… check out Globe WHV!) for the entire duration of your stay in Canada. Note that the proof of funds and proof of insurance won’t be required when you apply but you must present them upon landing. Once you get your Working Holiday work permit, you have 12 months to travel to Canada and activate your work permit.

How much does it cost to participate in International Experience Canada?

  • Working Holiday applicants must pay the CAD156 IEC participation fee plus the CAD100 open work permit holder fee plus CAND85 biometrics fee (total fee of CAD341).
  • International Co-op and Young Professionals applicants must pay the CAD156 IEC participation fee plus CAN$85 biometrics fee (total fee of CAD241).

To download our FREE Guide to Working Holiday in Canada, click here!

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