When can I apply? How many work permits are available each year?
The IEC season
The IEC Young Professional work permit runs in year-long “season.” Each season has an opening and closing date, announced every year—seasons usually start late fall (November or December) and end the following year around the same date. Read more about the 2020 IEC season.
You have to submit your profile to a pool at any point during an IEC season as long as there are Young Professionals work permits available.
Number of work permits available
Canada sets up annual quotas of Young Professionals work permits available for each country. This number is released online and you can check if there are still work permits left before you apply.