Massive Surge: Over 5,000 Invitations Sent in Latest IEC 2024 Round
In the latest round of invitations for the IEC 2024 program, Canada has sent out more than 5,000 invitations across 3 categories.
For the week ending February 11, 2024, a total of 5000 invitations were sent, out of which 4,643 individuals have been invited to apply for open work permits under the IEC Working Holiday category.
This year over 33,000 invitations have already been issued for this category.
To know more about what is IEC Canada and the types of IEC work permits:
Read this blog All You Need To Know About IEC Canada
IEC 2024 aims to invite over 74,000 applicants from 35 eligible countries by the end of 2024. In this round, candidates in the Young Professional category received over 257 invitations for closed work permits, while those in the International Co-op (internship) category received 118.
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As per the February 6 update from IRCC, 80% of IEC 2024 applications are processed within 5 weeks. Take a quick read of the news here: Canada’s Latest Working Holiday Visa Draw.
Below is an updated list showing the number of invitations issued as per the 3 categories, along with available slots and candidates in the pool.
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1. How do I get a co-op work permit at the Canada airport?
To obtain a co-op work permit at a Canadian airport, IRCC may issue it alongside a study permit upon entry. If not applied for beforehand, it's crucial to apply upon arrival as processing can take months.
2. Can I apply for PR after IEC Canada?
Applying forPR after participating in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program is not an option. To establish permanent residence in Canada, you must apply specifically for permanent residency
3. What is the cost of IEC Canada?
The total cost for an IEC Canada Working Holiday visa is CAD341. Below is the breakdown:
- IEC fees: CAD172
- Open work permit fee: CAD100
- Biometrics fee: CAD85
4. What is the duration of validity for IEC in Canada?
The International Experience Canada program allows youth to travel and work in Canada for a period of up to 2 years. The type of work permit granted under the Working Holiday category is an open work permit.
5. Is a job offer required for IEC Canada?
Yes, to qualify for an IEC Young Professionals work permit, applicants must provide either a signed job offer letter or a contract of employment.