Visas available for youth wishing to work and travel to Canada
27 March 2012
For concise and recent immigration information watch our news.The Canadian High Commission has just released 5,350 working visa places for young people wishing to spend a year in the country under the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme.
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The Guardian reports that Canada is not suffering from the high levels of unemployment faced by many other countries at the moment. The programme is popular among graduates and students wishing to take a gap year, but is also available to all young people, regardless of their educational background. A gap year is defined as time individuals take out to travel between life stages, typically those who have just finished schooling and who intend to continue further studies after their travels.
Work permits under IEC are available for young people aged 18-35 who are from one of the countries that have a bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangement or agreement with Canada. Eligible countries include New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and France. Under this permit you can travel and work in Canada for up to one year.
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