Updated: Jun 2
If you’re a young adult aged between 18 and 35, the International Experience Class in Canada (IEC) program is your chance to explore Canada and fund your travels by working. As a designated program under the Canadian government’s Youth Mobility Arrangements (YMA), IEC is looking for new partner countries and organizations to increase the number of participants and fill gaps in some sectors of Canada’s workforce.
According to an internal Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) memo from September 26, 2022, the global quotas for IEC admissions in 2023 have risen to nearly 90,000 participants. IRCC has recommended that the 2023 partner quotas stay at 2022 levels, but the global quota should be increased by 20% to 88,500.
Canada currently relies on the high number of IEC participants to help fill gaps in the labor force. IEC participants typically fill jobs in the service sector, including food services and accommodation, and retail. The memo says that many employers, especially in the service sector, depend on IEC to satisfy their labor needs.
Ansari Immigration is a leading immigration service provider that can help you apply for the IEC program. We can guide you through the entire process, from assessing your eligibility to preparing and submitting your application. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing personalized attention to every client and delivering the best possible outcomes.
To participate in the IEC program, you must meet eligibility requirements, including being a citizen or passport holder of one of the 36 partner countries that have Youth Mobility Agreements with Canada, having a valid passport for the duration of your stay in Canada, being within the eligible age range, having the equivalent of $2,500 CAD upon landing in Canada, and being able to take out health insurance for the duration of your stay.
Ansari Immigration understands that immigration can be a complex and stressful process, and we are here to help make it as smooth and hassle-free as possible. With our support, you can fulfill your dream of exploring Canada while gaining valuable work experience.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you participate in the IEC program and make the most of your time in Canada.