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International Experience Canada for residents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – Travel and Work in Canada

Make your working holiday dream a reality! International Experience Canada gives you the information you need to Travel and Work in Canada for up to one year.

International Experience Canada 2014 will open on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at 4:00 a.m. Hong Kong time (January 9th, 15:00 Ottawa time).    CLOSED

New for IEC 2014:

The application process to participate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative will be conducted in two stages:

  • IEC Assessment: to determine whether you meet the IEC eligibility criteria. Stage 1 will be conducted completely online through an IEC Kompass account. All supporting documents will have to be submitted electronically through your IEC Kompass account. Applications by post will not be accepted.

  • An assessment in accordance with Canadian immigration law and regulations. If your application is accepted at stage 1, an IEC conditional acceptance letter will be sent to you. In order to begin step 2, you will then be directed to submit an application for a work permit to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) using a MyCIC account. The Conditional Acceptance Letter will be valid for three (3) months only.
    If the CIC assessment is positive, CIC will send you a Letter of Introduction in your CIC account.

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

International Experience Canada enables residents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region between the ages of 18 and 30 to:

  • stay in Canada for up to one year;
  • legally work in Canada;
  • experience another culture.

Get started today – Working Holiday!


Photo Credits:
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

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Date Modified:
2014-07-30