Build a career in Canada
The International Experience Canada (IEC) program allows a limited number of U.S. citizens age 18-35 to obtain a visa to live and work in Canada for up to a year. U.S. citizens are required to apply to the IEC program through a youth service organization called a Recognized Organization (RO), that offer work and travel support for the duration of travels in Canada.
Exciting things await you in the north
Life-changing international opportunities
InterExchange programs expand the worldviews of participants and hosts alike. Participants experience personal and professional growth, while hosts enjoy the intercultural value that these young people bring to their businesses and homes.
How it works
What does the program fee cover?
Your program fee covers the services provided by both InterExchange and SWAP Working Holidays.
While in Canada, SWAP is available to provide guidance with finding jobs, housing, and logistics including obtaining your Social Insurance Number (SIN), getting around, and finding activities in your area. They have a jobs database for members, friendly staff available to speak with you about your work and travel goals, and support centers with orientation sessions every week in Toronto and Vancouver.
InterExchange provides information with respect to the work permit application process and your preparations for traveling.
What types of jobs are available?
How does the optional job placement service work?
If you’re interested in our job placement service you will complete an additional form with your InterExchange application and pay an extra fee of $295. After we approve your application, SWAP’s team will reach out with a resume guide so that you can tailor your resume to Canadian expectations (when you’re ready SWAP will review it for you). Then they’ll set up a virtual interview and pass your resume on to your preferred employer(s). If you’re suitable for the job the employer will reach out directly to set up an interview. SWAP will prepare you with an interview guide. After successfully completing the interview the employer will send a formal job offer. InterExchange will continue to advise you on pre-departure processes including the work permit application.