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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that its “International Experience Canada (IEC) ” programme of this year 2015 is now open. In coming weeks, CIC will reveal each country’s opening date on its website. Check CIC website for update. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/index.asp

What is IEC?

This program gives foreign nationals aged between 18 to 35 the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. It also supports Canadian youth who travel and work abroad.
There are three categories:
-Working Holiday

     -Young professionals
     -International Co-op Internship
Available age and categories vary in each participating country.


Below is the fee. This year, CIC introduced a new fee(open work permit holder fee) this year.
   – IEC participation fee: $150 CAD 
    – Open Work Permit Holder Fee:  $100 CAD(working holiday applicants only)
    – Employer compliance fee of $230 CAD (Young professionals and international Co-op Internship applicants only)
    – Biometric fee of $85 CAD(when applicable)

Health Insurance

Obtaining health insurance in Canada is mandatory.  Applicants must hold health insurance policy as well as other required documents upon their arrival to Canada. Immigration office may refuse their entry if their health insurance policy is insufficient.   It must cover:medical care, hospitalization and repatriation.  Also, the policy must be valid for the entire period of time of intended stay in Canada.

Our Visitors Health Insurance Plans are ideal for IEC/Working Holiday applicants. 2 years policy are also available.  

Contact us for details info@biis.ca

Good luck!

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC)