Work Permit Canada

International Experience Canada Program

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

Most candidates participate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program of the Government of Canada.

The 2024 IEC season opened on December 11, 2023, and for German nationals the first rounds of invitations took place in the week of January 8, 2024.

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.