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The Canada working holiday visa is a program also known as International Experience Canada (IEC). Every year there is a quota agreed between the participating countries. This regulates the number of Canadian working holiday visas available. Being one of the accepted candidates will allow you to live, travel, and work in the country for a period of 12 months.


2016 quota was announced this December and new applicants are urged to apply as soon as possible due to the big interest. Register with us and start your IEC application!


Important for the Canadian IEC – Quota Places


Last year working holiday program spaces for both Ireland and the UK were sold out in a matter of minutes. Therefore, it is very important that you are prepared as much as possible when the program opens this year. Visa First team of experienced visa professionals will take care of the paperwork around your Canadian Working Holiday visa starting from informing you when the program is about to be open, assisting you with the preparation of your IEC application and fully processing your CIC work permit.


Canada Working Holiday Visa Requirements


  • Holding a passport from an eligible country: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Age limit: 18-30 years inclusive (up to 35 for Ireland citizens) at the time your application is received.
  • Clean criminal record – Canadian Immigration Authority will check your criminal history for any serious crimes, convictions, or restrictions to enter foreign countries.
  • Provide proof of sufficient funds (C$2,500) to support your stay in the country.
  • You will be required to undergo additional medical examinations if you are willing to work in the health services field occupations, primary or secondary school, teaching or childcare.

Applying With Visa First


Visa First is an independent visa agency providing a wide array of migration-related services. We’ve successfully processed hundreds of Canada working holiday visa applications. Applying with us your application will benefit from our huge experience. Working closely with Canadian missions around the world we know the right pathway for your visa to be granted. Your personal migration agent will support you before, during, and after your visa is granted, helping your new beginning from the word go. 


Give us a call and make our expertise your advantage.

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United Kingdom 207 659 9180

Australia 1 800 829 230


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