The IEC Young Professionals Work Permits program is specially designed for eligible young individuals age between 18 –35 to come as visitor in Canada and work on a temporary basis for 1 to 2 years.
The IEC program is composed of three categories:
Young individuals in this IEC Young Professionals Work Permits program can apply and receive an open work permit, valid for one to two years. This allows the participants to work for any employer in Canada. Participants of this program from some of the countries may be allowed to stay in Canada for two or less years. This program is designed to help young participants to fund their vacation with temporary work in Canada.
This program allows young citizens of the few specified participating countries to gain valuable international professional experience by working for a Canadian company. Applicants must have a signed job offer letter or contract of employment from a Canadian employer. The scope of work must be such so as to contribute to the applicant’s professional development. The job must be paid only and should not be covered under self-employment.
All job offers must meet National Occupation Code (NOC) Skill Type Level 0, A, or B. If the candidate has a valid post-secondary diploma or degree which relates to NOC level C, he might also be eligible under this class.
This program allows eligible candidates to get valuable international work experience related to their field of study. International student is offered internship or co-op as per their study program in their own country as well as the Canadian provincial laws. This helps them, to gain international experience as well as to complete their Study program. The student is normally allowed to work with only one employee and the employer needs to follow all provincial labour laws. The internship or co-op can be paid or without pay depending upon the study program as well as the provincial laws.
To be eligibility IEC program the candidates must:
All Eligible candidates under all the three categories submit their IEC profile to express their interest in the IEC program. IEC profiles are entered into suitable category of pool(s) and are selected during scheduled “Rounds” of invitations on random basis which is different for different country.