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 "International Mobility Program" agreement between Canada and Germany.

IEC Program 2019 and 2020 Season


I sign contracts with individuals who are in possession of a valid "POE Letter of Introduction" from the 2019 or 2020 season if their vision of working in Canada is realistic.

IEC Program 2021 Season


The 2021 season is open, but the pools for Germany are not open:

Rounds of invitations
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IEC Program Overview


Countries – work permits – pools – availability
Create Profile (for individual German applicants)
Create Profile – Information (for individual German applicants)
Documents (for individual German applicants)
Employer Portal (for "International Co-op / Internship" visa and "Young Professionals" visa only)
Fees (for individual German applicants)
Help Centre – FAQs
International Mobility Program
LMIA exemption
National Occupational Classification Codes (for "International Co-op / Internship" visa and "Young Professionals" visa only)
Processing – Biometrics – POE Letter of Introduction
Processing Procedures – Exemption Code
Processing Time
Requirements – International Co-op / Internship
Requirements – Working Holiday
Requirements – Young Professionals
Start Page

Immigration, Work Permit


Immigrate to Canada
Work in Canada

Retention Permit, Dual Citizenship


German Consulate General Toronto
German Federal Office of Administration