In the heart of 2024, Canada’s Working Holiday Visa draw showcased its welcoming spirit by extending 4,570 invitations for open work permits during the first week of Feb 2024. As the pool now boasts 31,155 eligible candidates from 35 countries, let’s delve into the details of this exciting opportunity.
The Working Holiday Visa Categories and Draw Highlights
1. Canada Working Holiday Visa Invitations
Under this category, invitees receive an open work permit, granting them the flexibility to work across various companies in Canada. This category is tailored for individuals from eligible countries seeking work without a specific job offer.
Notable figures include Australia receiving 245 invitations, South Korea leading with 1,898, and the UK getting up to 500. The total available spots stand at 44,433, with 31,155 eligible candidates in the pool; thus making it a great chance for international work experiences.
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2. Young Professionals Category
To those who are seeking professional growth and already have an employer in Canada in mind, this category of Young Professionals issued 547 closed work permit invitations. Candidates fill this requirement by having a legitimate job offer from a Canadian firm.
Countries consisted of Taiwan (202 RSVPs), France (99 RSVPs), and South Korea (77 RSVPs). In total, there are 5,505 spots available against only 381 eligible candidates on the roster thereby offering an exciting international working experience.
3. International Co-op (Internship) Category:
With the help of the International Co-op (Internship) category, there were recorded as many as 142 invitations. Out of these France had 131 whereas the UK had only three and Taiwan had one invitation each.
Under this category, participants, usually postsecondary students, receive an employer-specific work visa, allowing them to fulfill work placements or internships as part of their educational journey.
Who Can Participate in International Experience Canada?
Citizens from participating countries must have a Youth Mobility Agreement (YMA) with Canada. While some countries allow a single participation, others permit two participations in different categories. The total number available is estimated to be around 3,900 which gives potential candidates an excellent opportunity to apply for this program. Under exceptional circumstances, IEC-recognized organizations may involve young individuals from non-participating countries through the IEC program.
As doors open for 4,570 individuals to explore new horizons, the program continues to be a pathway of opportunity. Explore the possibilities, and embrace the adventure that Canada’s Working Holiday Visa draws bring. It’s important to review detailed eligibility criteria here before applying. Get all the up-to-date news and information at Canada Immigration News.