Please read the notes below carefully to improve the experience for yourself and other applicants:
Note: Please use the “My Messages” in your account only for issues that relate directly to your application – NOT for technical issues. We will not be able to respond as quickly to messages from your “My Messages” account during the launch.
If a round closes before you had time to submit your IEC application through your Kompass account, you will be able to apply in the next round.
To start the application process to participate in the IEC initiative, please consult the Application Step-by-Step Guide. Please make sure that places in the category in which you wish to submit an application are still available.
You must enter your Family and Given Name(s), passport number and date of birth into your application, as shown in your passport. Any applications submitted on December 18th, 2013 or at a later date, will be refused if the names, passport number or date of birth do not match the information written in your passport. The date of birth must be entered in the format requested in the IEC form no matter what the format is in your passport.
IEC processes applications on a first-come, first-served basis. If you withdraw your application, you will lose your place in line.
The application process to participate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative will be conducted in two stages:
If you have obtained information from a secondary source concerning the IEC initiative, please note that only the information posted on our website should be relied on.
You’ve always dreamed of spending a year living and working in Canada. Maybe you want to gain valuable international work experience in a bilingual country...travel across Canada while working at stops along the way...or simply intern abroad for your next co-op placement.
Did you know that the Government of Canada has youth mobility agreement with the Government of France to make it easier to do just that?
Through International Experience Canada, you can apply for a temporary work permit to travel and work in Canada for up to one year.
International Experience Canada
International Experience Canada enables French citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 to:
Get started today - Choose your experience!
Ski in British Columbia: Canadian Tourism Commission
Explore Canada’s Parks: New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks
Work and travel in Vancouver: British Columbia: Canadian Tourism Commission
Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: Canadian Tourism Commission