The 2015 IEC season will not open before January 2015. Be assured that opening information will be posted on the IEC website as it becomes available. We ask that eligible participants from IEC countries and Canadian employers refrain from contacting the IEC team as it will not have any information available before it appears on the IEC website. Please continue to check the IEC website for updates and any details on the 2015 opening.
If you wish to explore other options for coming to Canada, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
The International Co-op (Internship) and the Young Professionals categories will open on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, at 17:00 Berlin time (11:00 Ottawa time). OPEN
Round 1 of the Working Holiday category will open January 14th at 4:00 p.m. Berlin time (10:00 Ottawa time). CLOSED
Round 2 of the Working Holiday category will open Wednesday January 22nd at 17:00 Berlin time (11:00 Ottawa time). OPEN
The 2014 application process will be conducted in two stages. The first stage will be conducted completely online through IEC Kompass account, including the submission of all supporting documents electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted.
To start your IEC application, consult the Application Step-by-Step Guide.
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 work placement.
Did you know that the Government of Canada has an arrangement with the Government of Germany 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 German 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 Quebec City: Canadian Tourism Commission
Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: Canadian Tourism Commission