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International Experience Canada

Working Holiday for Citizens of Korea – 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.

OPENING 2015:

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.


4,000 places available in 2014!

In 2014, the quota will be separated into two rounds.

Opening Dates:

  • 1st round: June 25th, 2014, at 7:00 Korean time, (18:00 June 24th Ottawa time).     CLOSED
  • 2nd round: July 11th, 2014, at 7:00 Korean time, (18:00 July 10th 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. Please be advised that as of August 19th, 2014, Conditional Acceptance Letters will only be valid for 15 days. If the CIC assessment is positive, CIC will send you a Letter of Introduction in your CIC account.

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 Korea has not been opened.

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 international work experience in a bilingual country....travel across Canada while working at stops along the way.

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Did you know that the Government of Canada has an agreement with the Government of Korea 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: Working Holiday 

International Experience Canada: Working Holiday enables Korean citizens 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 experience!


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:
2014-11-20