Youth under IEC program welcome to work in Canada

Canada welcomes IEC Visa Holders

International Experience Canada (IEC) offers youth with the chance to travel and work in Canada. The youth under this visa program comes in the age range of 18-35 years. The eligible candidates could be from any of the 33 countries recognized for this program.

The COVID-19 crisis had compelled world countries to restrict travelers from entering the borders as part of preventive measures against the pandemic. Canada has done too, but by keeping migration of essential skilled migrants active.

Now, effective 8th May 2020, Canada is exempting some IEC visa holders from Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions.

These IEC participants must have a valid job offer along with a letter of introduction shown at the port of entry. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has allowed them. Yet, IRCC urges such individuals to keep on checking the updates posted on its website from time to time.

It’s already the policy of immigration Canada that anyone arriving for work in the country during the COVID-19 period is deemed to be essential.

The IEC participants who arrive with a job offer must practice self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Canada, as per law. They also must provide authorities with a self-quarantine plan.

The 4 Canadian airports that are currently allowing international flight arrivals are:

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Montreal (YUL)
  • Calgary (YYC)

The youngsters who arrive under the IEC program obtain Canadian open work permit with a validity of 1 to 2 years.

These youngsters are citizens peer countries of Canada which include

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Costa Rica
  • Switzerland
  • Chile
  • The UK
  • Most European Union member states
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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