We will publish information about the opening of the 2014 International Experience Canada initiative on this page at a later date.
We are no longer receiving applications for IEC 2013 Thank you for your interest in our program.
The application process to participate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative will be conducted in two stages:
Please note that it is not possible to create either an IEC Kompass account or a MyCIC account as long as the 2014 IEC initiative with Hong Kong has not been opened.
Whether it is concerning the new procedure of applying on-line, the eligibility criteria, the required documents, the quotas or the opening date; no additional information regarding the 2014 IEC initiative is available at the moment.
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 dreamed of spending a year living and working in Canada. Maybe you want to gain valuable experience in a bilingual country and travel across Canada while working at stops along the way.
Did you know that the Government of Canada has an agreement with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China 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 enables residents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region between the ages of 18 and 30 to:
Get started today – Working Holiday!
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