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More international youth to work and travel in Canada

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

On Dec 1st the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, launched the 2023 International Experience Canada (IEC) Program with a 20% increase in the number of applicants who can apply. Applicants will be able to apply as of January 9, 2023.

IEC is a reciprocal program that allows Canadian and international youth to work and travel in each other’s countries. This increase means that nearly 90,000 candidates will be able to work and travel in Canada, including Francophone youth, which will help employers fill labour gaps, including for seasonal work opportunities in Canada’s tourism industry.


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ORHMA continues to advocate for favourable regulations on behalf of the hospitality indsutry. For ORHMA's advocacy activitites in relation to immigration policies, click here.



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