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Key Points

  • Canada opened the 2024 season of the International Canada (IEC) program to applicants on December 11, 2023


The government of Canada opened the 2024 season International Canada (IEC) program to applicants on December 11, 2023. The program will allow nearly 90,000 foreign national students from IEC partner countries and territories to come to Canada. IEC programs are reciprocal work pathways that will temporarily enable Canadian and international youth aged 18-35 to enter participating countries.

Over the coming year, the Canadian government will continue automating application aspects to provide streamlined processing. In addition, the country introduced new programs with:

  • United Kingdom: Expanded to permit a maximum stay of 36 months for select applicants who first participated in the program for 12 months before 2015
  • South Korea: Adding the Young Professionals and International Co-op (internship) categories
  • Chile: Under the International Co-op (internship category), applicants must be registered at a school in Chile at the time of application

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada

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