International Experience Canada (IEC)
International Experience Canada (IEC) provides youth with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. Young people between the ages of 18 – 35 years are allowed to work during holiday vacations in Canada with an open Work Permit.
This category is for you if:
- You don’t have a job offer yet
- You want to work for more than one employer in Canada
- You want to work in more than one location
- You’d like to earn some money so that you can travel
Participating countries are Australia, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Taiwan, Austria, Estonia, South Korea, Poland, Ukraine, Belgium, France, Latvia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Chile, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Mexico, Spain, Croatia, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy, New Zealand, and Switzerland. For a few of them, eligibility expires at age 29 or 30.
You can use the work experience gathered during a working holiday to apply for permanent residence through the CEC, a federal skilled worker of trades program, or a particular province’s skilled worker and semi-skilled worker program.
Another way you can move to Canada is by visiting Canada using the Visitor Visa. As much as you can’t find a job with this type of Visa or even allowed to work, you can network and chat with people in your industry.
You can’t say you are coming to Canada to look for a Job when asked by an Immigration officer at the border of your purpose to Canada, You sure have to lie about it. After all, you here to sightsee and enjoy your vacation in Canada.
Have fun, meet people and have a nice time in Canada while networking and connecting with people who can offer you a job to come back to Canada after the expiration of your stay.
Start A Business
Another way you can come to Canada is to start a business in Canada. Canada is recruiting entrepreneurs to start businesses that create jobs for Canadians and can compete on a global scale.
So if you have the funds to start up a business in Canada, this may just be the easiest way to move to Canada. Canada has a very good business-friendly environment to establish a business.
With this, you can easily obtain a start-up visa and move to Canada easily.