Recognized Organization IEC Season 2020/2021

Thank you so much for your interest in our Recognized Organization programs in Canada.

At this time, unfortunately, we are not able to accept new applications for the current IEC 2020 season for repeat participation. At this time, the IEC 2020 season is on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation. Please check the Government of Canada’s website for updates on the IEC 2020 season.

For this reason, we do not have any details about IEC 2021, including if the RO program for repeat participation will be available in the future, or its requirements. Due to the uncertainty of the program, we do not have a waiting list for IEC 2021.

Thank you so much for your interest. We are sorry we cannot help you further at this time with Recognized Organization IEC  work permits.

Stay safe,

The Stepwest Team


Are you accepting applications for repeat participation under RO for IEC 2020 since a lot of people changed their plans due to the pandemic?

No we are not accepting any applications. We already had a waiting list for IEC 2020, so in case there are cancellations we will be connecting with our waitlisted participants from RO IEC 2020 season.

When is IEC 2021 going to open for ROs?

We do not have any information regarding IEC 2021 season yet. At this time, International Experience Cannada is working towards resuming the 2020 season and the applications that were put on hold. Therefore, we do not have any information about when the new 2021 season will be available.

Can I join a waiting list for RO repeat participation during RO IEC 2021?

No, we do not have a waiting list. We have no details about IEC 2021 or what options we will be able to offer, so we cannot create a waiting list. 

Will you offer repeat participation under IEC for someone who already had an IEC permit (Working Holiday, Young Professional) during the next IEC season? 

We have not received any updates from the Government of Canada regarding the next IEC season. Therefore, at this time we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer repeat participation during IEC 2021. Please keep in mind that IEC’s first priority will be to find solutions for the current season. 

How can I know when IEC 2021 opens for each RO?

Each RO works differently. In our case, we will make sure to put a message on our website once we know which candidates we can help during RO 20201 season. This will come only when we receive an update from the Government of Canada’s International Experience Canada team.