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Work Permit services for Foreign Youth under the International Experience Canada program

Presently, our inbound quota for 2024 is completely allocated and we cannot accept new applications.

If you are a foreign IAESTE student, please contact IAESTE in your country of study

IAESTE Canada is able to facilitate "Young Professionals" work permits for foreign youth (18-35) under the International Experience Canada program.  Numbers are limited and depend on our annual quota and our balance of inbound and outbound youth for the year.  Contact us for availability and fees.

To be eligible you must be:

The process takes approximately 3 months and can only be started when the IEC season is open. 

If you are interested in applying for a work permit through IAESTE, you must completely fill out and submit the Visa Inquiry Form below. Any other form of contact for work permit requests will be ignored.

Visa Inquiry Form

Do you have a valid job offer?

Request submitted!

Note that if you are not eligible, your NOC/TEER code is incorrect, or you do not have a job offer, we will not respond to your inquiry.


Due to a high volume of inquiries we will only respond in the case that we are able to help you.

Q:  Is IAESTE Canada’s inbound work permit quota open at this time (2024)? 

A:  Our inbound quota is currently full. 

Q:  How do I get a Canadian work permit?

A:  For more information about Canada’s work permit application process, click here.


​Q:  How long does it take to process a Canadian work permit?

A:  We recommend allowing approximately 3 months for this governmental process.

Check this link for your country’s processing time and understand that these times periodically change.

Q:  What are the age criteria for IAESTE Canada and International Experience Canada (IEC)?

A:  18 – 35 years old

Q:  I have a job in Canada but need to work with a Recognized Organization (RO) to get a work permit.  Can IAESTE Canada help me?

A:  When our inbound permit quota is open and once an individual has confirmed an internship in Canada, we can help facilitate getting their IEC work permit (primarily the Young Professionals category).


Q:  Can IAESTE Canada find me a job in Canada and get me a work permit?

A:  No.  However, if you are a student outside of Canada and are looking for an international internship, please contact the IAESTE committee in your country.

Q:  I have a skilled job in Canada and want to stay in Canada, but my work permit or visa is expiring.  What do I do?

A:  If you are already working in Canada and want to extend your permit, click here.

Q:  What if my country is not listed on IAESTE’s member country list or on the list of countries that have a Youth Mobility Agreement (YMA) with Canada? Can I still get an IEC work permit for Canada?

A:  Unfortunately, if your country is not included on either of these lists, IAESTE Canada is not able to help you.

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