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.
International Experience Canada (2014) will open on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 16:00 Berne time, (10:00 Ottawa time). OPEN
You must enter your Family and Given Name(s), passport number and date of birth into your application, as shown in your passport. Any applications submitted on December 18th, 2013 or at a later date, will be refused if the names, passport number or date of birth do not match the information written in your passport. The date of birth must be entered in the format requested in the IEC form no matter what the format is in your passport.
IEC processes applications on a first-come, first-served basis. If you withdraw your application, you will lose your place in line.
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 Switzerland 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.
Did you know that the Government of Canada has an agreement with the Government of Switzerland 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 18 months.
International Experience Canada
International Experience Canada enables Swiss citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 to:
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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