Canada IEC 2024 Hits New Heights: Over 5,000 Invitations Issued
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Canada IEC 2024 Hits New Heights: Over 5,000 Invitations Issued in Latest Draw

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In the latest turn of events, the IEC Canada program has taken a remarkable leap, issuing over 5,000 invitations in its latest draw during the week ending February 11, 2024. This significant milestone adds to the program’s already impressive track record, showcasing Canada’s commitment to welcoming global talent.

International Experience Canada 2024 Draws

The IEC 2024 draw brought forth a diverse array of opportunities, with 4,643 individuals receiving invitations for open work permits under the IEC Working Holiday category. Notably, this year has witnessed an outstanding 33,000 invitations issued under the IEC’s Working Holiday Visa category alone, indicating a thriving platform for international professionals.

Candidates in the Young Professional category received 257 invitations for closed work permits, while those in the International Co-op (internship) category received 118. These categories play a pivotal role in fostering international talent, providing avenues for professional development and global exchange.

Country-Specific Invitations Key Highlights

According to the latest update from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), an impressive 80% of IEC 2024 applications are now processed within just 5 weeks, streamlining the entire process. For a more detailed look, let’s delve into the country-specific invitations:

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1. IEC 2024 Working Holiday Visa Invitations

In the latest IEC Canada draw, a diverse range of countries received invitations. With a total of 4,643 invitations in this category, Australia led with 214 invitations, followed by notable numbers for France (1,181), South Korea (1,073), and the UK (640). Other countries, including Austria, Belgium, Chile, and Japan, also received invitations.

Notably, some countries like Iceland and Slovenia did not receive invitations this round, while Finland’s status remains to be announced.

2. 2024 IEC Young Professionals Invitations

In the following category, France led with a notable 88 invitations, complemented by significant numbers for South Korea (18), the UK (37), and Chile (5). While some countries like Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (IECX Vives), Sweden, and Taiwan did not receive invitations in this round. The total number of invitations issued was 257, highlighting the continued popularity and reach of the program.

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3. IEC 2024 International Co-op (Internship) Invitations

With a focused set of countries received invitations, France led with a significant 108 invitations, followed by South Korea (2) and the UK (3). Notably, countries like Australia, Austria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan did not receive invitations in this specific round. The total number of invitations issued was 118, underlining the selective nature of the draw.

Record-breaking numbers and Program Enhancements

In a noteworthy development, the recent IEC draw saw Canada issuing a total of 12,001 invitations, spanning 27 different occupations.  In 2024 alone, Canada has already issued an outstanding 31,896 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the IEC program, surpassing previous records and underscoring the nation’s commitment to embracing global talent. The IEC program’s recent revisions, implemented on December 12, 2023, aim to streamline the entire process, providing enhanced support for travel, job search, and accommodation.

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Seize the Opportunity: Explore, Grow, and Contribute

With the ongoing enhancements and record-breaking numbers, Canada reaffirms its dedication to welcoming young talent and fostering cultural exchange. This is your chance to explore new horizons, gain valuable experience, and contribute to Canada’s vibrant communities. Start your journey today and be a part of the global talent exchange!

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PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
British ColumbiaFeb 21217 invitations
ManitobaFeb 15122 invitations
ManitobaFeb 5205 invitations
ManitobaJan 25275 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

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DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
286(All Program)1470534
285(Agriculture)150437
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