International Experience Canada application deadline nears

2 Oct 15



What is the change? International Experience Canada will close its application period for the 2015 season on Oct. 9, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced.

What does the change mean? Oct. 9 is the last day to submit an application and the last day invitations to apply will be sent to applicants on a waiting list. The deadline for applicants with a valid Conditional Acceptance Letter to submit a completed work permit application is Nov. 17.

  • Implementation time frame: Oct. 9 and Nov. 17.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visas under the International Experience Canada programs: Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-op Internship.
  • Who is affected: Young adults applying to travel and work in Canada under one of the above programs.
  • Business impact: The program allows employers to hire young foreign nationals on a temporary basis.
  • Next steps: Applicants should observe the deadlines and submit applications and supporting documents accordingly.

Background: Canada is closing the application and waiting list in anticipation of the 2016 season. The deadlines for the 2015 season apply to all countries, including those without application quotas, such as the U.S. and Australia.

BAL Analysis: International Experience Canada is a popular program that fills up quickly. Applicants should prepare for the opening of the 2016 season in coming months.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Canada. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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