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Non-Canadians travelling or working in Canada - Protect yourself with Canadian Medical Insurance. Ensure your trip does not get spoiled!

 Visiting Canada: International Experience Canada (IEC) Formerly Youth Mobility Program or Working in Canada Program

International Experience Canada is a travel and work abroad initiative of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada  

Created to facilitate travel and work abroad for both Canadian citizens interested in going abroad and non-Canadians interested in coming to Canada, International Experience Canada negotiates bilateral reciprocal arrangements and agreements with countries around the world to offer travel authorization and temporary work permits for up to one year. 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's role in your travel and work abroad experience is to provide you with timely information on what you need to know before planning your adventure. Whether you choose a: 


We offer IEC Travel Insurance that can make your dream of travelling and working abroad a reality! Maybe you want a working holiday in Canada? International Experience Canada (IEC) gives you the information and resources you need to travel and work in Canada for up to one year. If you are looking for information on the Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents Program, please click here.

You’ve always dreamed of spending a year living and working in Canada. Maybe you want to work at a ski resort in Banff... gain valuable work experience in the financial district in downtown Toronto... or do an internship entirely in French in Quebec City.

International Experience Canada (IEC) manages Canada’s youth mobility arrangements and agreements with different countries around the world. These arrangements and agreements make it easier for you to obtain a work permit to travel and work in Canada for up to one year. Please note that if you participate in this program, there is a requirement for you to carry mandatory medical insurance. Get details on IEC travel insurance alternatives here.

Work permits under IEC are available to young people aged 18-35* who are from one of the countries that have a bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangement or agreement with Canada. Consult the list below for participating countries to see if your country of origin has a bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangement or agreement with Canada. Click on the name of your country to be redirected to the corresponding Embassy of Canada website for specific application details.

Can’t find your country in the list? Connect with one of these recognized organizations for other travel and work opportunities in Canada. Have questions about the IEC Program? Click Here.

Over the age of 35?* Contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada for information on other work permit options.


Country Territory Working Holiday Young Professionals International Coop
Australia Yes Yes Yes
Austria No Yes No
Belgium Yes No No
Chile Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes
Croatia Yes Yes Yes
Czech Republic Yes Yes Yes
Denmark Yes No No
Estonia Yes Yes Yes
France Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Hong Kong Yes No No
Ireland Yes No No
Italy Yes No No
Japan Yes No No
Korea, Rep. Yes No No
Latvia Yes Yes Yes
Lithuania Yes Yes Yes
Mexico Yes Yes Yes
Netherlands Yes Yes No
New Zealand Yes No No
Norway Yes Yes Yes
Poland Yes Yes Yes
Slovakia Yes Yes Yes
Slovenia Yes Yes Yes
Spain Yes Yes Yes
Sweden Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland No Yes Yes
Taiwan Yes Yes Yes
Ukraine Yes Yes Yes
United Kingdom Yes No No

Are you a Canadian citizen looking to travel and work abroad for up to one year? Find out more about
international travel and work abroad options for Canadian citizens. * In some countries the age limit is 18-29, or 30

Please note: You MUST CARRY VISITORS TO CANADA INSURANCE to participate under this program, quotations are available from the companies in the rotating banner (above).


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