IEC 2023: Comprehensive Analysis of the Latest Round of Invitations

The International Experience Canada (IEC) program has recently concluded its latest round of invitations for 2023. This round saw approximately 1,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) for work permits being issued. In this article, we delve into the specifics of this round, providing a detailed analysis of the invitations, categories, and processing times.

Working Holiday Visa Category

Most invitations, precisely 1,369, were issued to applicants from eligible countries under the Working Holiday visa category. This category offers open work permits; in 2023, around 85,000 invitations were sent.

Young Professionals and International Co-op Categories

In addition to the Working Holiday category, 152 applicants were invited under the Young Professionals category. This category is designed for individuals who wish to further their careers by gaining professional work experience in Canada.

The International Co-op (internship) category saw over 17 people receiving invitations. This category is aimed at students required to complete a work placement or internship as part of their academic curriculum.

IRCC Processing Times

According to the most recent update from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the current processing time for the IEC season is approximately nine weeks.

Detailed Breakdown of Invitations

Below, we provide a comprehensive breakdown of the invitations sent during this round. This includes the number of invites sent this week, the total number of invitations sent in 2023, the number of open seats, and the applications in the pool.

Working Holiday Invitations – June 30

Country Invitations Issued  Week Ending June 30 Total Invitations
Issued In 2023
Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week
Andorra 0 22 0 16 Excellent
Australia 280 7,483 199 unlimited Excellent
Austria 6 250 9 7 Excellent
Belgium 1 1,153 79 1 Very Low
Chile 0 2,292 7,510 0 Very Low
Costa Rica 0 671 1,328 0 Very Low
Croatia 6 132 2 192 Excellent
Czech Republic 21 921 14 423 Excellent
Denmark 7 350 2 92 Excellent
Estonia 1 114 2 46 Excellent
France 1 16,886 9,988 0 Very Low
Germany 119 4,420 82 1,512 Excellent
Greece 7 347 5 140 Excellent
Hong Kong 7 341 9 59 Excellent
Ireland 99 6,898 82 6,470 Excellent
Italy 69 2,229 38 616 Excellent
Japan 184 6,136 151 1,669 Excellent
Korea Republic 21 10,730 1,191 22 Very Low
Latvia 0 72 26 0 Very Low
Lithuania 2 386 52 2 Very Low
Luxembourg 1 37 1 52 Excellent
Netherlands 25 1,036 18 173 Excellent
New Zealand 48 2,260 51 956 Excellent
Norway 3 98 6 74 Excellent
Poland 18 828 17 188 Excellent
Portugal 24 966 21 1,123 Excellent
San Marino 0 4 0 22 Excellent
Slovakia 11 487 6 33 Excellent
Slovenia 0 54 0 58 Excellent
Spain 53 2,009 44 718 Excellent
Sweden 9 399 8 370 Excellent
Taiwan 14 4,598 1,291 10 Very Low
United Kingdom 332 10,452 274 4,144 Excellent
Total 1,369 85,061 22,506 19,188

Young Professionals Invitations – June 30

Country Invitations Issued  Week Ending June 30 Total Invitations
Issued In 2023
Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
Chances of Receiving An Invitation Next Week
Australia 5 143 4 unlimited Excellent
Austria 0 11 0 8 Excellent
Chile 2 393 57 10 Very low
Costa Rica 3 189 3 17 Excellent
Croatia 0 7 0 16 Excellent
Czech Republic 4 222 8 8 Excellent
Estonia 2 13 1 4 Excellent
France 73 2,793 61 582 Excellent
France via Volontariat international en entreprise (VIE) 13 348 81 234 Excellent
Germany 16 414 10 145 Excellent
Greece 4 129 0 49 Excellent
Ireland 2 123 1 128 Excellent
Italy 4 177 4 64 Excellent
Latvia 0 6 0 7 Excellent
Lithuania 0 18 0 5 Excellent
Luxembourg 0 2 0 9 Excellent
Netherlands 5 144 4 38 Excellent
Norway 1 11 0 9 Excellent
Poland 0 78 1 82 Excellent
Portugal 1 36 1 186 Excellent
Slovakia 0 49 1 4 Excellent
Slovenia 1 10 0 9 Excellent
Spain 4 183 2 74 Excellent
Spain via
ICEX Vives
Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 46 Excellent
Sweden 0 30 0 88 Excellent
Switzerland 8 251 4 28 Excellent
Taiwan 4 140 2 24 Excellent
Total 152 5,920 245 1,874

International Co-op (Internships) Invitations – June 30

Country Invitations Issued
Week
Ending June 30
Total Invitations
Issued In 2023
Candidates
In Pool
Available
Spots
France 17 3,695 33 1,772
Ireland 0 17 0 38
Germany 0 102 2 106
Luxembourg 0 3 0 9
Switzerland 0 37 1 26
Taiwan 0 19 0 2
Total 17 3,873 36 1,953

 

The IEC program continues to offer a unique opportunity for young individuals to gain international work experience. With the latest invitations, many more have been allowed to explore this opportunity. We will continue to provide updates and detailed analyses on future rounds of invitations.

Conclusion

The IEC 2023 round of invitations has once again demonstrated the program’s commitment to facilitating international work experience for young individuals. With many invitations issued across various categories, the program offers valuable opportunities for international exposure and professional growth.

Stay tuned for more updates and comprehensive analyses of future rounds of invitations. We are committed to providing accurate and timely information to help you navigate your journey with the International Experience Canada program.


Please note that the data presented in this article is based on the latest available information and may be subject to change.

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