¡The 2021 IEC season will open on March 1st at 9am EST for many countries!
On February 24, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the 2021 season for the International Experience Canada (IEC) will start on March 1st, 2021, at 9:00 AM EST, and enrollment to the public will be open.
The popular program that allows hundreds of thousands of young foreigners to come to Canada and get a work permit reopens its doors after a strong impact caused by the COVID-19. In March 2020, IRCC postponed the invitation rounds for all streams and participating countries. Before the closure, 40,241 candidates in the IEC received Invitations to Apply for a work permit.
As of 2021, over thirty countries are participating in the program, but not all the pools will open for registration on March 1. The pools scheduled to be open are: Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom.