If you’re a Latvian citizen and are between the ages of 18 and 35, did you know that you can complete a work placement or internship in Canada?
Gain valuable international work experience in Canada related to your field of study while exploring a new country and making new friends. Now that’s a great way to learn outside the classroom!
In this global economy, being a highly skilled worker with North American experience will only make you more marketable in an increasingly competitive job market. A work placement or internship in Canada is a great way to add to your resume while helping you with the transition from school to the working world.
Canada has an agreement with Latvia that enables the Government of Canada to issue work permits to Latvian citizens who wish to travel and work in Canada for up to one year through International Experience Canada.
The International Co-op (Internship) category is designed for Latvian citizens who are registered students at a post-secondary institution in Latvia and who intend to complete an internship or work placement in Canada (maximum 12 months) in order to fulfill part of their academic curriculum.
To be eligible for the International Co-op (Internship) 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 governed by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations.
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
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Please note: International Experience Canada does not help with financing, travel plans or your job search.
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