Work & Travel Canada
Work & Travel Canada

Choose your own working adventure with our friendly support!

The International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit program allows U.S. citizens 18-35 to live and work in Canada for up to a year. Our program offers job search guidance, social activities and logistical support during your adventure. Each year a limited number of spaces are available to U.S. citizens, who are required to work with a recognized organization when applying.

Key Info

Locations

Locations

Support offices in Toronto and Vancouver

Program Dates

Program Dates

Start any time you want

Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Sign up at least 3 months before your desired travel date

Duration

Duration

Maximum one year

Requirements

  • 18-35 years old
  • U.S. citizen
  • Graduate of an accredited U.S. high school

Program Highlights

Income as You Travel

Income as You Travel

Pick up seasonal jobs with our help to fund your travels and more

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet

Optional Orientation

Optional Orientation

Sessions in Toronto and Vancouver. Remote support also available

International Friends

International Friends

Meet other participants from across the globe

Support When You Need It

Support When You Need It

Join activities and call on the support team for help

Program Highlights

Process

  • Sign up and submit an application with InterExchange. We’ll contact you with your next steps.
  • Create a profile on the Government of Canada’s website.
  • Receive an invitation from the government to continue your application. You will also receive an “R.O. letter” from our Canadian partner SWAP Working Holidays, confirming that you’re working with a government-recognized organization (required for U.S. applicants).
  • Complete and submit your government application and pay the government fees.
  • Receive approval from the government to travel. Applicants are typically given one year to enter Canada and activate their work permit.
  • Enter Canada and receive your work permit, typically valid for one year starting from your date of entry.
  • Contact InterExchange and SWAP along the way with any questions about the application process, life in Canada, traveling, or finding jobs!
U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation