Work Permit


During internships and employment candidates are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Most candidates participate in the "International Experience Canada" (IEC) program. It consists of 3 different work visa categories, the „International Co-op / Internship“ visa, the „Working Holiday“ visa, and the „Young Professionals“ visa.

Germans can participate twice, but the categories have to be different. IEC work permits do not require a "Labour Market Impact Assessment" (LMIA) due to the reciprocal nature of the agreements.

IEC Program 2017


IEC – Countries – available work permits
IEC – Create Profile (for individual German applicants)
IEC – Help Centre – comprehensive FAQs
IEC – POE Letter of Introduction
IEC – Processing Times
IEC – Program and Mandate – LMIA exempt work permit
IEC – Requirements – International Co-op / Internship
IEC – Requirements – Working Holiday
IEC – Requirements – Young Professionals
IEC – Start Page

Immigration, Work Permit


Citizenship and Immigration Canada – immigrate
Citizenship and Immigration Canada – work

Retention Permit, Dual Citizenship


German Consulate General Toronto
German Federal Office of Administration