“This international experience opened my mind to other opportunities; it helped to gain the work experience I needed to advance my education. So, in the fall of 2010, I started a graduate certificate in public management and governance at the University of Ottawa.” - Thiago Fernandes, Brazil, International Work Experience in Canada
If you’re a citizen of Lithuania and are between the ages of 18 and 35, you can gain valuable professional experience working for a Canadian company. This will give you the opportunity to:
In this global economy, being a highly skilled professional with diverse international experience will only make you more marketable in an increasingly competitive job market.
Canada has an agreement with Lithuania that enables the Government of Canada to issue work permits to Lithuanian citizens who wish to travel and work in Canada for up to one year through International Experience Canada.
The Young Professionals category is designed for Lithuanian citizens, particularly graduates of post-secondary educational institutions in Lithuania, who wish to further their careers by gaining work experience under a pre-arranged contract of employment in Canada (maximum 12 months).
To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:
Admissibility (for work permit)
Every person who enters Canada as a temporary resident (visitor, worker or student) must meet general requirements for temporary entry as set out by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. In order to apply for a work permit, you will be required to obtain and deliver police and medical clearances.
At any time during the processing of your application, Citizenship and Immigration Canada may request additional information or documents to determine your admissibility.
Independent Travel In Canada
Have your year-long Canadian work experience already mapped out?
Please note: International Experience Canada does not help with financing, travel plans or your job search.
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