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


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 Times
Requirements – International Co-op / Internship
Requirements – Working Holiday
Requirements – Young Professionals
Start Page
Twitter – News

Immigration, Work Permit


Immigrate to Canada
Work in Canada

Retention Permit, Dual Citizenship


German Consulate General Toronto
German Federal Office of Administration