Once you have read the “Eligibility Criteria” section on this website, you next step is to apply. You can then go ahead and complete the required forms, attach the required supporting documents, arrange payment of the program participation fee, confirm the application package is complete and the information correct, and send in your application package.
The application process to participate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative involves two stages:
Note: Please arrange your documents in the order indicated above.
We keep all the documents you send us, so please keep copies for your files.
The Embassy of Canada reserves the right to request additional supporting documents and/or proceed with additional verifications (for example, request original documents, contact your employer).
Incomplete, unsigned and non-compliant application packages will not be processed.
All applicants are legally required to be truthful and disclose all relevant information with their applications. Applicants who submit application packages that contain misrepresented information, knowingly or unknowingly, will be denied entry to Canada and may also be banned from travelling to Canada. The details of the misrepresentation will remain permanently on record with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. For more information on misrepresentation, please visit Document Fraud (Misrepresentation).
It will take approximately four to eight weeks to receive your result and may take longer depending on the situation. To ensure the timely completion of the processing, we encourage applicants to submit the application as soon as possible.
You can send your application package by mail.
Please mail your application with required documents to the Embassy of Canada at the following address:
Public Affairs Section WHP
The Embassy of Canada
7-3-38, Akasaka, Minato-ku
Please note: The Embassy of Canada does not take any responsibility for lost or misdirected mail. We strongly recommend that applicants use more secure means, such as a courier, to send in their application packages.
After your complete application has been received and IEC has determined that you meet the IEC eligibility criteria, you will be sent a Conditional Acceptance Letter via email which includes your World Tracking Number.
Immigration assessment using “My CIC”
Once you have received the IEC conditional acceptance letter from IEC Japan, the Embassy of Canada , you will be directed to create a <MyCIC> account to begin the Immigration assessment of your application process.
To communicate with the visa and immigration service, email their services directly. Always include your World Tracking Number in any correspondence.
The Embassy of Canada is not able to respond to your questions about your Immigration assessment using MyCIC.