International Experience Canada 2017 Opening Dates

November 11, 2016
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International Experience Canada Opening 2015

Refer to the table below to see invitation dates, quotas, number of invites sent so far per country for IEC 2017, and more.

We are back! Just as we did during International Experience Canada IEC 2016, during the IEC 2017 season we will keep you updated about quotas and opening dates for each country. If you are looking at applying for the IEC Working Holiday Visa, be sure to check out our 2020 Updated IEC Working Holiday Visa Application Guide.

So let’s get IEC 2017 season started: We think that it MAY look like IEC 2016 season once again, but it’s important to remember that it’s ultimately dependent on the decisions of International Experience Canada.

As of today, except for Mexico and Ukraine, where there are still no news about their IEC 2017 openings, ALL other countries are accepting applicants to their pools for each category (Working Holiday, Young Professionals, International Co-op) .

So if you are wondering “When will the International Experience Canada IEC start sending invitations for my country?”, we have the answer in our summary table below. We will be updating this table every Friday, so make sure you check this blog regularly! We will be doing so at the same time as when IEC will be updating their numbers on the CIC website. IEC will provide at least five days notice before the:

  • first round of invitations, and
  • final round of invitations.

Several rounds of invitations may take place between the first and last rounds. If you are in a pool, you could receive an Invitation to Apply any time after the date of the first round of invitations.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all in Vancouver Canada, whether it be for our Internship, Working Holiday, or Study and Work Programs

NOTE: First rounds of invitations won’t start until end of November 2016, but you can submit a profile already for IEC 2017 season!

International Experience Canada 2017 – Summary Table by Country

(Last updated Feb 26th 2017)

Australia

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
QuotaUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Candidates in the Pool23192
Invites Sent4,90919015
Visas RemainingUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited

Austria

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Young ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota4040
Candidates in the Pool10
Invites Sent1810
Visas Remaining3734

Belgium

Age Limit: 18 -30

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota750
Candidates in the Pool92
Invites Sent1,027
Visas Remaining45

Chile

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota7251510
Candidates in the Pool3,12870
Invites Sent920200
Visas Remaining197310

Costa Rica

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota801010
Candidates in the Pool12330
Invites Sent95372
Visas Remaining21810

Croatia

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsDec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016
Quota275205
Candidates in the Pool22830
Invites Sent306372
Visas Remaining8684

Czech Republic

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsDec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016
Quota1,00012030
Candidates in the Pool1,2611320
Invites Sent1,1941911
Visas Remaining1701130

Denmark

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota350
Candidates in the Pool35
Invites Sent316
Visas Remaining137

Estonia

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsDec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016
Quota80405
Candidates in the Pool10000
Invites Sent107191
Visas Remaining25294

France

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota6,5502,3004,800
Candidates in the Pool11,70650171
Invites Sent8,1549662,972
Visas Remaining5221,8542,868

Germany

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsDec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016Dec. 12 – 17, 2016
Quota4,200400400
Candidates in the Pool1501810
Invites Sent4,351286172
Visas Remaining1,379276315

Greece

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota1801010
Candidates in the Pool118313
Invites Sent2171510
Visas Remaining2003

Hong Kong

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota200
Candidates in the Pool38
Invites Sent289
Visas Remaining66

Ireland

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota7,7002,500500
Candidates in the Pool196113
Invites Sent5,37612131
Visas Remaining4,7192,483487

Italy

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota1,000
Candidates in the Pool382
Invites Sent1,411
Visas Remaining236

Japan

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota6,500
Candidates in the Pool119
Invites Sent3,554
Visas Remaining3,849

Korea, Rep.

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota4,000
Candidates in the Pool15,872
Invites Sent5,263
Visas Remaining959

Latvia

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsJan. 9 – 13, 2017Jan. 9 – 13, 2017Jan. 9 – 13, 2017
Quota4082
Candidates in the Pool13220
Invites Sent4850
Visas Remaining972

Lithuania

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsJan. 16 – 20, 2017Jan. 16 – 20, 2017Jan. 16 – 20, 2017
Quota175520
Candidates in the Pool690140
Invites Sent199122
Visas Remaining62018

Netherlands

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Working HolidayYoung Professional
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota480120
Candidates in the Pool9212
Invites Sent616151
Visas Remaining6458

New Zealand

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsDec. 12 – 17, 2016
Quota2,500
Candidates in the Pool76
Invites Sent1,299
Visas Remaining1,753

Norway

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota1002525
Candidates in the Pool400
Invites Sent6251
Visas Remaining722424

Poland

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsJan. 23 – 27, 2017Jan. 23 – 27, 2017Jan. 23 – 27, 2017
Quota6257550
Candidates in the Pool616290
Invites Sent6001004
Visas Remaining2412949

Slovakia

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota315305
Candidates in the Pool574240
Invites Sent397570
Visas Remaining5055

Slovenia

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota85105
Candidates in the Pool1450
Invites Sent119160
Visas Remaining1905

Spain

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsJan. 3 – 7, 2017Jan. 3 – 7, 2017Jan. 3 – 7, 2017
Quota80012080
Candidates in the Pool1,11271
Invites Sent9939323
Visas Remaining2097375

Sweden

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota55010050
Candidates in the Pool1110
Invites Sent306339
Visas Remaining3748545

Switzerland

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Young ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota17575
Candidates in the Pool30
Invites Sent11028
Visas Remaining10157

Taiwan

Age Limit: 18 – 35

Working HolidayYoung ProfessionalInternational Co-op
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016Oct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota9404020
Candidates in the Pool3,72636
Invites Sent1,4567335
Visas Remaining194142

United Kingdom

Age Limit: 18 – 30

Working Holiday
Profile Submission Start DateOct. 17, 2016
First Round of InvitationsNov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2016
Quota5,000
Candidates in the Pool3,516
Invites Sent7,325
Visas Remaining611

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